26 Feb '16, 6am

Do you still wear your ethnic costumes? Here are some reasons why people don't anymore!

No cheongsam to wear over Chinese New Year (CNY)? This is a problem so widespread in Singapore that it is not seen like a big deal anymore. In fact, it seems like traditional costumes have become a thing of the past. In the past, these "costumes" were worn on a daily basis. Even on an ordinary day, ladies would proudly parade the streets in their ethnic floral dress with lace details. When a festive event like CNY or Hari Raya drew near, the night markets would be packed with crowds trying to get hold of a new costume to celebrate the joyous occasion. However, it has disappointingly become a norm today to tell others that we no longer wear, or even own, traditional clothes on festive occasions. People pass retail stores without even a second glance at the costumes that our ancestors were once proud of. CAN WE JUST WEAR OUR CONVERSE SHOES WITH A SAREE ? So, why do we not we...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Opinions/2016/2/Too-cool-f...

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