If you’re new in the martial arts society, Silat is a type of indigenious martial art from the geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia. This martial art is traditionally practiced in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, southern part of Thailand, portions of Philippines and central part of Vietnam.
In Malaysia, PESAKA or Persekutuan Silat Kebangsaan Malaysia was established in February 1978 and is the home to four main Silat organizations such as, Seni Gayung Fatani Malaysia, Silat Seni Gayung Malaysia, Seni Silat Lincah Malaysia and Seni Silat Cekak Malaysia.
OCA Sdn Bhd was established in November 2018 whose aim is to built innovative travel technologies to help improve and empower travel experience in Malaysia – by both locals and tourists.
MoU Signing Between PESAKA & OCA Sdn Bhd at The Love, MaTiC
Two days ago on 4th April 2019, PESAKA’s President, Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam and PESAKA’s Secretary General Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Omardin signed a memorandum of understanding with OCA Sdn Bhd’s Founders, Dato Fion Wong and Dato Chris Chin with the intention to cooperate and promote Silat in Malaysia Tourism globally through OCA’s latest innovation app – SmartOca.
This travel app is said to be the Smartest Travel itinerary to be used by travellers in Malaysia in order to assist local and international travellers about Malaysia.
In the SmartOca app will of course have information and itinerary on Silat performances or locations (among others), and travellers will be able to enjoy or experience first-hand these performances at the designated locations and time, based on the information given on the SmartOca.
SmartOca can be downloaded on both Android and iOs for free.
Other than information on Silat that can be found on the app, travellers will be able to find many other interesting local places to visit, food to eat, things to see and so on.
Malaysia to Host the International Silat Competition in 2020
PESAKA’s Secretary General, Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Omardin also informed the media that PESAKA is looking forward to hosting next year’s International Silat Competition after Malaysia has won the bid to host the competition recently – and also in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
Datuk Megat recalled how extravagant the last International Silat Competition was in Singapore, who was the last host of the competition and he was optimistic that Malaysia could be as good a host as Singapore – if not better – for participants from Malaysia as well as internationally.
We wish you the best Datuk Megat and PESAKA!