Monday, October 12, 2009

Sarong - RT/WW


I love the batik print of my sarong.
I bought  sarongs for myself and hubby while shopping in a Malay shop. A sarong is about a yard wide and two-and-a-half yards long, and is usually wrapped around the waist.

The sarong is commonly worn by Malay people, but it can be a casual wear at home for men and women of all races and religions. For the men, it is worn as a kilt, and as a long skirt by the women.



Women's sarongs have flower motifs and are in brighter colors.



Men's sarongs are in plaid or checkered patterns. 






The man's sarong is simple and less colourful. 




Wearing a sarong is easy and convenient. No zip or button is required. It keeps your 'jewels' airy and cool too .... as you don't have to put on underwear. hehe.....






First Commenter - Maurica

76 comments:

  1. I love ur green colour sarong ECL, nice shade. :)

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  2. I wore a sarong (kain batik) during my whole confinement period. :-)

    Didn't wear it much nowadays, but I used to wear it to sleep during my teens.

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  3. And the sarong can double up as a blanket if you don't have any. :D

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  4. Not only are they comfortable but they look so special.When the ladies wear their sarong with a lace top for special occasions they really look special.
    For weddings or formal dinners I sometimes wear a long satin Cheongsam or even an Indian Sari(lent to me by my colleague of Indian origin) to change from the usual evening gown and people always want to know where I get my attire so I take the oppurtunity to explain about the wonderful diversity of S'pore.

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  5. I love batik sarongs. There's something about those beautiful ethnic looking textiles.

    I have two sarong skirts and will be tailoring another soon.

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  6. Maybe you could put up the steps to wear a sarong?

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  7. i only wore sarongs during my confinement..

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  8. i wanna buy one sarong and sleep with it...see comfortable a not

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  9. I think I'll change to wearing sarong instead of pyjamas.

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  10. Ha :D Your sarong reminds me of my late grandma! She wore sarong every day! :)

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  11. Hi ECL! Happy monday!

    i use sarongs when i go to the beach...it's the other type or sarong the one with sheer fabric =)

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  12. batik sarongs are beautiful, aren't they? i've a few and i used to wear them during my confinement period.

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  13. my late grandma belongs to the peranakan baba-nyonya community. she used to wear those sarongs all the time. are you a nyonya ECL?

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  14. Just beautiful! I love all the colors!!!!!

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  15. Love all those lovely materials. Wish I could touch them!

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  16. Hi ECL, there is almost TMI here. My Wee Willie Winkie night gown is breezy and airy and cool too! It is plaid.
    Happy RT! Thank you for your visit and nice compliment about my granddaughter. :-)
    ..

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  17. Oh, Ms ECL, I love your sense of humor!

    Although I love sarongs, but I wear it with everything on. Hahahaha! I always buy them for gifts when I go home to the Philippines for a visit.

    Have a great week!

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  18. Lovely colors!
    Loved your humor about the 'jewels'.

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  19. Marzie,
    Congrats for being my FC! Gave a linky love to your babies. :)

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  20. Lina,
    For us Chinese, we have to wear warm clothing during our confinement period. No sarong for us.

    I wear my sarong to sleep and it doesn't keep on through the night. :D

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  21. jean,
    I can imagine you being the centre of attraction when you walk into a room of foreigners with an ethnic costume from Singapore.

    I love to dress either in a kebaya, sari or cheong sum when I attend functions in Singapore, but funny leh, our own people think I'm siao (crazy). They don't appreciate their unique culture here.

    You need more of these ethnic costumes, let me know. :)

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  22. Mei Teng,
    Batiks are so beautiful, especially the hand drawn ones. I own several pieces.

    An Indonesian friend who is a collector of batik gave me two pieces which are more than a hundred years old. Antique.

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  23. the donG,
    ahhh... I see the sarong is worn in the Philippines too. Versatile piece of garment.

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  24. Fatherlyours,
    Yes, I strongly encourage you to try one.

    Convenient to put on and remove, keeps your precious jewels ventilated. hehe....

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  25. oceanskies,
    I will show you the many ways to wear a sarong when I see you. Interesting. :)

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  26. vialentino,
    Definitely comfortable.

    I strongly recommend for young couples. Makes the nights more interesting and fun.... and productive, :D

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  27. sgshortstories,
    It's great for our weather here.

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  28. zenoed,
    Breezy is the right word to use!! hehe...

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  29. stanley,
    Good for you!
    Trust me.
    Tried and tested by ECL. :D

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  30. Tekkaus,
    Are you beating round the bush to tell me that I'm old like your grandma because I wear a sarong?
    *piak piak Tekkaus*
    :P

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  31. Ayie,
    Oh yes, it's good for the beach as well. But nowadays, the girls prefer bikini. Less is beautiful. :D

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  32. Life ramblings,
    I'm not a Nonya but I love to wear batik because of the beautiful prints.

    And I also use the batik textile as tablecloth, bedcovers and my cushion covers.

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  33. Jim,
    In your country, a nightgown would be warmer. You don't want to risk freezing your Wee Willie Winkie by wrapping a length of fabric round your waist. ;P

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  34. Ebie,
    You like the sarong too?

    I wear it to bed at home. I seldom wear it for outings.

    One tug is all it needs to remove it..... cannot risk being charged for 'indecent exposure'. hahaha....

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  35. Good morning ECL!

    hehehe I wear the bikinis underneath and just batik / sarong to cover up while strolling around! Hubs likes it sexy in the beach =P

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  36. Carletta,
    There is a wide range of designs and colours to choose from.... for the ladies.

    Thanks for the compliment. :)

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  37. Ayie,
    Show off your bikini, sweetie!

    If I could put on a bikini, I'll just do that! :D

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  38. hahaha perhaps I will have to make use of sarong more after i give birth! After recuperating form the tummy stretch then I'll bare it all! =P

    have a good day to you!!

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  39. I did not know people don't wear underwear inside! :O

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  40. Ayie,
    The sarong will be perfect after child birth. Not only for the mother but for baby as well.

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  41. ilanadavita,
    These material is an unique art in my part of the world.

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  42. tigerfish,
    I did not know too.

    Not all people wearing sarongs practise it lah .... just some. And I'm one of them. haha....

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  43. I don't wear the batik sarong anymore, I prefer to wear pants at home. Actually , must wear underwear lah ,under the sarong.

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  44. sarong are lovely in colors and elegant materials.

    happy tuesday mine's here say cheese

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  45. Ya, the ladies ones are more attractive!
    FOr men, must be more careful not to drop the sarong... ;p

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  46. Jama,
    I used to wear pants but now prefer to wear the sarong at home.

    Because the sarong is likely to drop when you give it a hard tug (no matter how well you fold it), it is advisable to wear underwear.

    I don't wear sarong outside the house so ok lah. :P

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  47. Your sarong is so pretty. I bought a few in Thailand - I use them for tablecloths (and one I had made into pillow covers for my living room).

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  48. mousey,
    Yeah, there are lots of beautiful designs and colours to choose from.

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  49. Dora,
    For both men and women wearing sarongs, must make sure their sarongs are secured so as to avoid unnecessary embarrassment. :)

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  50. i am one of the old fashioned ones..i still wear sarungs at night :)

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  51. Those are really nice sarongs. It might be perfect for the hotter days of summer in London!

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  52. The first sarong at the top is lovely ECl and thanks for showing us the patterens and differences.

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  53. wow interesting :)

    http://mizhelle.blogspot.com/2009/10/wordless-wednesday-8-and-sepia-scene-9.html

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  54. WOW!!I love all these fabrics...Beautiful coulours!


    Kisses,

    Irina

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  55. are u really serious? they don't wear undies when wearing sarong? Muslims in my country wear the malong (tube type) like sarongs but they wear it over clothes so i never doubt they wear it without undies. :)

    i love the flowery prints. :)

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  56. Lovely sarongs! but I only wear them during my confinement after giving birth to my sons. I am hopeless in tying the sarong, so very scare in case I give a free show of my 'jewels' if unknotted accidentally...Will only wear those that has been tailor sewn up with a slit for exposing a sexy thigh(if u hv one)..with those lovely kebayas..

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  57. Your colourful sarongs are really beautiful - like art.

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  58. Lovely sarongs, Renny hasn't tried one yet but I have two. You forgot one other great thing about sarongs, they are fabulous for changing at the beach. I tie mine across my chest and I can slip my bathing suit right off!! In Norway we don't use them in the winter....for obvious reasons!

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  59. Yes, sarongs are really comfortable although I seldom wear one.

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  60. What beautiful costume and with nice colours. Would have loved to have one :-)

    Btw: I'm sorry I have not been around that much lately, but have been working hard to find a way so that we could meet. Now I've found it and planned hard for it: Oslo Blog Gathering 2010 - I do hope you can come and also encourage your other blog friends to participate!

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  61. firstly, sorry for my late reply and visit....way too busy with work....

    hahaha.....productive! love that word! hehehehe

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  62. haha.. ladies' are always more complicated and flowery! =P

    kenwooi.com

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  63. Nice post, thanks for sharing this. I love sarong and batik. If you go to Indonesia do not forget to visit Solo in Central Java, the Batik is the famous in the world.

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