First-Time Mum Che Puan Sarimah Ibrahim Marks Her Pregnancy With ‘Adat Melenggang Perut’
“This is a special ceremony of the Negeri Sembilan royal family and it’s usually done to celebrate the arrival of the eldest child. The rituals are performed for mums-to-be to have a safe, natural birth,” explains Tunku Dara Tunku Tan Sri Naquiah, of the steeped in tradition ceremony to welcome her 6th grandchild. Mum-to-be Che Puan Sarimah Ibrahim looked radiant and unnoticeably pregnant in her final trimester, and she had nothing but praise for her mother-in-law. “It’s such a lovely ceremony with close family and friends, I will never forget it,” she gushes.
- Photography Steven Yap