13 May '11, 7am

Haven't checked out the Sarong Kebaya exhibition at the Peranakan Museum? Here's a review for you.

Haven't checked out the Sarong Kebaya exhibition at the Peranakan Museum? Here's a review for you.

Posted by claricetheo under Exhibitions , Museums/Heritage Galleries (0) Comment • (112) Reads • Permalink As with other forms of clothing, the Sarong Kebaya was an expression of identity for Peranakans. This very informational and eye-opening Sarong Kebaya exhibition at the Peranakan Museum , traces the history of the distinctive Peranakan female dress from the 16th to 20th century. Some of the beautiful Sarong Kebayas on exhibition on level 2. (This exhibition occupies levels 2 & 3 in the museum and I found it more helpful to start from level 3, so it’s just a little tip!) The Malay term “Peranakan” means “locally born”, and refers to the different communities which developed uniquely in Southeast Asia. A huge portion of Singaporeans have Peranakan ancestry, and this culture is still very much alive today, which makes it a very colourful hybrid culture that makes up a hu...

Full article: http://yesterday.sg/exhibitions/sarong-kebaya/

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