"Rasa Sayang, one of the first songs children are taught in schools throughout the country, is in fact well known and well loved throughout the Malay Archipelago...

...The phrase rasa sayang indicates both the act of feeling love or affection and the feeling of love itself." -From "'Rasa sayang': A sense of love and loss" -Malay Mail Online


*Literally Cempedak (pronounced "chem-pe-dak") Fruit - It's in the same genus as jackfruit and breadfruit.


"Rasa Sayang" is also well-known and sung in Indonesia and Singapore.

Musical rendition below by Louis Lima and Aliff Yusuf. Arrangement of the piece for two equal recorders by Aliff Yusuf.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Louis Lima and Aliff Yusuf for sharing this song with us and for sharing the YouTube where they played Aliff's wonderful arrangement for two recorders.

Terima kasih!