The phrase 'Lenggang kangkung' has also the meaning of being
leisurely and being idle or walking in a slow and peaceful gait."
I asked Sammy if the phrase, "Lenggang Lenggang Kangkung"
is describing a person strolling along or is it describing the water
spinach plant swaying.
He wrote, "It is describing both, and if you want to be exact,
you must mention the way the Kangkung, or water spinach
with its long floating stem swaying gently and in a leisurely
way on the rivers or lakes, gently swaying
s they are blown by the wind or moved by the
The word 'lenggang kangkung' literally refers to a person
who strolls leisurely and without a single care, as if he or
she owns eternity. This is a description of the peaceful
and serene life in the beautiful life in the villages of Indonesia."
People dance while swaying their hips to this song.