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Selangor, Malaysia

Carey Island is located on Selangor’s coast, northwest of Morib and a short distance from Port Klang. It is a mere 20 minutes drive from the royal town of Klang. It comprises largely oil palm estates.

Carey Island is popular for two things - great seafood and the indigenous Mah Meri (pronounced Mak Miri) tribe with a reputation for traditional woodcarvings and mask sculptures depicting ancestral spirits or 'moyang'. Some said their skills are some of the world's finest wooden masks.

Today the natives have assimilated into modern life, with jobs in the nearby plantations and farms but they still retain their unique culture and way of life. Apart from exhibitions of their traditional dances and music, the Mah Meri tribes are also known for their evocative sculptures, fashioned from a kind of swamp hardwood known as "Nyireh Batu". The tribe has kept the legends of their ancestors alive through these figurines and stories retold over the centuries.

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