Which is your favourite Malay song? Singing along to tunes and lyrics that you like is a pleasant way to learn Malay almost effortlessly.
I came across lyrics of " Cari cucu" in a little student's text book, there was a CD attached but the song was not demonstrated. So I sang it to my little student:
" Nenek, nenek si bongkok tiga,
Siang mengantuk, malam berjaga,
Mencari cucu di mana berada,
Nenekku kahwin dengan anak raja."
Then we played hide-and-seek "Cari cucu" and sang the song. Since then that kid always pesters me to sing that SAME song until I become fade up. At least I realised that nice songs can be an effective learning tool. You see, my voice is not really that flattering but "Cari cucu" is so good that kids don't mind at all.
Some professional Malay singers are so gifted that I am contented to hear just their voices. So I am proud to present them to you in this section. I made extra effort to translate the lyrics accurately so you can derive greater meaning while enjoying the songs.