Whatever happened to the sexy Malaysian baju kebaya?

Sigh! To think that there was a time when one could admire the female form in traditional attire in Malaysia. These days the sarong kebaya, a sexy garment if there was one that used to popular P. Ramlee movies is all but extinct, having given way to the extremely unsexy  baju kurung.

Why is it in Indonesia that the women (OK, one of the women pictured here is a bule, so probably a foreign tourist but she could easily be an Indo) can still wear sexy traditional dress when in Malaysia it is frowned upon. Is sexy bad? Does it make Malaysian women cheap? Or is it the Malaysn men that s so gatal that they have to use religion to bludgeon their own libidos and with them the women’s freedom to look good and look sexy with it?

via Almost a fashion show | The Jakarta Post.

Almost a fashion show: Dozens of female surfers ride on the waves in Javanese long-sleeved kebaya blouses Sunday for the Kebaya Surf Culture Exhibition on Kuta beach, Bali. The event was held to commemorate Kartini Day, which falls on April 21. JP/Zul Trio Anggono

How Indonesian women are perceived?

Unspun has never been in a position to know women enough to presume to make pronouncements about them, Indonesian, or otherwise. Unspun is just content to admire.But others, such as Indcoup, are braver. Unspun wonders what Indonesian women have to say about his comments of them, some of which are clipped below:

clipped from indcoup.blogspot.com

20 things you should know about Indonesian cewek
2. Indonesian women think dark skin is bad, but they still adore Anggun.
8. Don’t call her “Manis”. That’s what they call kids. “Sexy” is best and “Sayang” is cool, but “fucking awesome” is okay when she’s slightly pissed
9. If you have something to hide, she’ll find it. Be especially careful of whose namecards you have in your wallet, the filth on your hard drive and the names of your “contacts” in your handphone.
10. A lot of Indonesian women like shit music like Peter Pan and Dewa 19. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
11. Over the course of her life, an Indonesian woman will use 10 men for every one she loves. If you’re paying for her younger sister’s education and you’re not getting any pussy yet, you’re one of the 10.
14. You’ll probably never know how many guys she’s slept with. The standard lie is she had been a virgin and that you were the first!! Hahaha! In truth it’s somewhere around 10-15.

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