With compliments from the British Council Connecting Classroom Club of SMK Lutong 2011.

Proudly presents the Traditional Costumes Show 2011

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It literally translates as 'Malay shirt' and consists of two main parts. or a mixture of polyester and cotton. A jet-black or dark coloured headgear called the songkok can also worn to complete the attire. made out of cotton or a polyester mix. which is either the "kain samping". made out of songket cloth or the kain sarung.Baju Melayu is a traditional Malay outfit for men. The two parts are made out of the same type of fabric which is usually silk. Both are loops of fabric which are folded around the wearer's waist. A skirt-type adornment is also commonly worn with the Baju Melayu. cotton. The first being the baju (long sleeved shirt) itself which has a raised stiff collar known as the cekak musang collar (literally fox's lease). . The second part is the trousers.

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This type of costume is the national dress of Brunei and Malaysia and can also be found in Indonesia.The baju kurung is a traditional Malay costume which loosely translated as "Enclosed Dress". Singapore and Thailand. .

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Punjabi Suits also known as Shalwar Kameez is the dress worn by both men and women in South Asia and Central Asia. The popular type of shalwar kameez known in the sub-continent has roots in the pre-partition Punjabi. . The phrase shalwar kameez is a generic term used to describe different costumes which have been developed in different regions (the Sindhi Suthan. It is a unisex dress similar in manner to shirt and pants worn by westerners. Traditionally. the Dogri pyjama). it has been worn in Afghanistan. Kashmiri Suthan. Pakistan and in Northern India.

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Bhutan. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist. Nepal. It is popular in India. Burma. ranging from four to nine metres in length that is draped over the body in various styles. Bangladesh. . with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff.A sari or saree is a strip of unstitched cloth. and Malaysia. Sri Lanka.

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The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao (chipao) that is most often associated with today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and was made fashionable by socialites and upperclass women. the male version is the changshan. .The cheongsam is a body-hugging (modified in Shanghai) one-piece Chinese dress for women.