Peranakan Museum: The Elegant Sarong Kebaya

My friend’s grandmother used to wear this elegant traditional attire, but these days it’s getting to be a rare sight.

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The exhibit was one level up and you can take the stairs or the lift. It’s on for quite long – till February next year.

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I wonder how much the outfits are worth. The exhibit was heavily guarded.

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At the lobby, we were told that photography is allowed, but not flash photography. Sorry about the blurry images. Guess you’ll have to go check it out in person.

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The lace was adopted from the lace worn by the Dutch and Eurasians in the early 1900’s. The 1920’s and 30’s were the hey day of Peranakan fashion.

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You can buy a Sarong Kebaya at the True Blue Shoppe at the entrance.

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6 Responses to Peranakan Museum: The Elegant Sarong Kebaya

  1. whatsaysyou says:

    Totally awesome to see an exhibition on kebayas on your blog 🙂 Cool!

  2. Al says:

    I have a set with blue sarong… People often comment on how it reminds them of a certain airlines’ stewardess 😄

  3. I think the guards were there to prevent visitors from touching the clothes, because they all seem to be on open-display. I doubt anyone would want to steal them lah!

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