Panglima Awang’s sea voyage given VR treatment at National Art Gallery

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    Have you ever wondered what it was like for Panglima Awang or Enrique de Malacca, the first Malay warrior to be captured while traveling around the world in the 15th century?

    You now have the opportunity to experience his journey using the Reka Gallery Metaverse System (METTAREKA), presented through the Enrique de Malacca Memorial Project exhibition by Ahmad Fuad Othman, currently on show at the National Museum of Fine Arts. You can get it. The VR experience is available until January 31st.

    The Enrique de Malacca Memorial Project is a National Permanent Collection exhibition that has been held at the Reca Gallery since 2016 and is dedicated to Panglima Awang, or Henry It showcases the story of Enrique de Malacca, also known as The Black.

    The Enrique de Malacca Memorial Project Metaleka is an initiative of the National Gallery of Art in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

    Associate Professor Tengku Siti Merriam Tengku Wook, who is in charge of the METTAREKA project, said METTAREKA is a virtual environment system that applies Metaverse technology, and provides a way for users to delve deeper into the maritime history of Southeast Asia in the 15th century. I said I would change things.

    “We are revolutionizing the way history is learned by combining elements of virtual reality and digital storytelling to create a learning experience that transcends boundaries, providing a dynamic and engaging learning experience.” she says.

    The METTAREKA system consists of four modules designed to provide users with a comprehensive exploration of Southeast Asia's maritime history.

    These modules include 360-degree spatial navigation in Reka Gallery, 3D character animation in Panglima Awan, a navigation compass model, an astrolabe, and a teleportation experience aboard the Trinidad. – Bernama


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