The keris is a unique cultural identifier of the indigenous maritime Malays from the Malay Archipelago, not found anywhere else in the world. For centuries, the keris has been linked to shamans and magic, shrouding it in mystery. Come listen to fascinating stories as we shed light on this beautiful artefact. Participants will also get the opportunity to view the speaker's private keris collection!
About the speaker
Khairi Johari is an IT professional, a writer, and an independent researcher and collector of Malay cultural relics and artefacts. Since 1997, Khairi Johari has dedicated a great deal of his time and resources to the study and acquisition of traditional kerises from the Malay Archipelago. Since 2003, Khairi Johari has worked with various cultural organisations to share his knowledge of the keris.
About A Lighter Side of History
A Lighter Side of History celebrates Singapore's diverse multicultural heritage, from food and dress to the different languages and customs passed down over the years. Featuring a range of fun and engaging hands-on workshops, talks, performances and demonstrations by heritage experts as well as collectors and practitioners, A Lighter Side of History is designed for everyone from beginners to history enthusiasts.