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Siti Nurhaliza
Studio album by Siti Nurhaliza
Released 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Ethnic, Folk, Traditional
Length 45:02
Label Suria Records
Producer Pak Ngah, Rahim Jantan, S. Atan
Siti Nurhaliza chronology
Siti Nurhaliza
Singles from Cindai
  1. "Cindai"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Joget Pahang"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Joget Berhibur"
    Released: 1997

Cindai is the third album from Malaysian pop singer Siti Nurhaliza released in 1997. This is the second album she released in the same year.

Cindai would be the first attempt by Siti to sing traditional Malay folk songs. It has been the most memorable album in the 90's for its impact in the Malaysian music industry. The song called Cindai (the first track) has been nominated for the best song in the 90's.

After the successful debut (Sri Mersing) in her second album she later on committed on recording a fully traditional Malay album. Although the entire songs of the album are not fully composition but her stunning voice made the songs her own song. There were only two songs which have been fully composition, "Cindai" and "Joget Berhibur".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Cindai"   Hairul Anuar Harun Pak Ngah 4:52
2. "Laksamana Mati Dibunuh"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 5:20
3. "Janji"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 3:17
4. "Lela Manja"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 4:12
5. "Kaparinyo"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 4:20
6. "Es Lilin"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 3:56
7. "Damak"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 4:28
8. "Joget Pahang"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 3:51
9. "Patah Hati"   Copyright Control Copyright Control 5:11
10. "Joget Berhibur"   Syed Indera Syed Omar (Siso) Rahim Jantan 4:35
Total length:

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Cindai booklet liner notes.[1]


Competition Award
Juara Lagu Winner Best Creative Ethnic - Cindai
Juara Lagu Juara Lagu - Cindai
Juara Lagu Best Performance
  • 5 Platinum Album "Cindai"


  • Some Malaysians claimed that whenever they sing this song at night it gives goosebumps and creepy feelings.
  • Others claimed to have seen spirits of banshee while singing the song.
  • The song received positive responses from all over the country for its poetic and quite incomprehensible lyric
  • On 1 April 2005, she sang Cindai as a part of a medley of Zapin songs along with Mahligai Permata and Ya Maulai at the end of Irama Malaysia segments of her solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
  • Cindai has been translated into Chinese (Mandarin) language sung by Chien Bai Hui of China with some of the lyrics remained untranslated. Bai Hui claimed that she could not alter the original lyric due to its beautiful and poetic composition.


  1. ^ Cindai (liner notes). Siti Nurhaliza. Suria Records. 1997.