Friday, October 18, 2013

No Zip No Button Casual Wear - PhotoHunt

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one gorgeous vehicle

Found this classic beauty parked outside our National Museum one Sunday. I rarely get a chance to see one, so I spent some time admiring it :)

It is very expensive to own a classic car in Singapore and the owner would not be able to zip around town in it as often as he wishes.

Classic cars are restricted up to a maximum of 45 days (inclusive of weekends and public holidays) of usage per calendar year. The first 28 Day Licences will be issued free of charge upon registration and subsequent renewal of the vehicle’s road tax. An additional 17 Day Licences can be purchased in advance or on the day of usage at a cost of $20 per Day Licence from the Land and Transport Authority.

PhotoHunt theme : A Vehicle/Zip

batik sarong

I love wearing sarongs at home, it is a casual wear that keeps me cool in hot and humid Singapore. No zip or button is used.

A sarong is about a yard wide and two-and-a-half yards long, and is usually wrapped around the waist. For the men, it is worn as a kilt, and as a long skirt by the women.

guy sarong

Men's sarongs are in plaid or checkered patterns.

man sarong

Wearing a sarong is easy and convenient. It keeps your 'jewels' airy and cool too .... as you don't have to put on underwear. hehe.....


25 comments:

  1. I did not know that about classic cars in Singapore. And that is a beauty! I do like sarongs too especially on the beach and during our all too brief Summers. Happy photo hunting my friend :)

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    1. Would love to ride in a classic car one day.I don't wear my sarong outdoors. :)

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  2. Wow, that's really expensive, but come to think of it, SG has very good and advanced transportation system, so its okay

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    1. Nowadays our MRT and public buses keep breaking down. Not as good as we want them to be.

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  3. That's very expensive driving! love the sarongs, ECL
    Happy weekend!!

    photohunts

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  4. wow, it's expensive to drive a classic car in singapore. men sarongs are called lungi and yes i have seen men in lungis in public places in sg when we visited in 2008.

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    1. A different name for the sarong in different countries. :)

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  5. Wah re the classic car restrictions in Singapore. Didn't know about that! Is it because the government doesn't like that they go too slowly?

    Re sarongs: Migod re not wearing anything underneath them... what if the sarongs get too loose and drop? ;b

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    1. Our government discourages old cars on the road. Regulation of motoring to reduce congestion with positive side effects of revenue collection and pollution control. :)

      I don't wear my sarongs outdoors so no such accidents happen. haha.... I think those who wear their sarongs ourdoors would put on underwear. :P

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  6. What a great car. I wish I could drive the car. :D

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  7. What a nice car, can see me sitting inside !
    Sarongs are very practical, unfortunately you can wear them only on the beach here, lol !

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  8. Great shots for this week's theme.
    Have a super weekend.

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  9. Hi ECL, how interesting about the restrictions placed on driving classic vehicles. It's a beauty of a car. The sarongs look really cool and so comfortable.

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  10. There class car show here. Yes they do cost a lot to do and it out of my budget.
    Thanks for stopping by and coffee is on

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  11. This is great! I have wondered what it would be like to wear a sarong... maybe I should try it ;-)

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    1. Why not? You might start a new fashion trend in your city :)

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  12. My husband wears sarong (lava lava) ALL evenings like the King of Samoa :-)

    I love vintage cars, and Singapore but never knew that! I wonder why? Perhaps tie up traffic?
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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    1. Oh, sarongs are called lava lava in Hawai.

      In land scarce Singapore, classic vehicles are only allowed on the roads for up to 45 days a year as they are not meant to serve the day-to-day transport needs of their owners.

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  13. I do love Singapore though it is even hotter than India where I am spending six months. I am beginning to long for San Francisco where it is never hot....only 44 days to go.

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  14. My late gradma wore her batik sarung everyday. :D

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