Traditional Clothes of Malaysia

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Malaysia is a beautiful country with diverse cultures and a rich history. People from different ethnic backgrounds have distinct sets of traditional attire that reflect their cultures. I wanted to share with you just how varied and beautiful clothes in Malaysia can be. Here are some of the more common ethnic costumes worn by Malaysians that show their vibrant cultural heritage.

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Malay Clothes

The baju kurung comprises two parts: a blouse and a long skirt

The baju kurung comprises two parts: a blouse and a long skirt

Before the 20th century and the advent of Islam, Malay women used to wear the kemban, which was a sarong, or long piece of cloth, that was wrapped around the body and left the shoulders bare. The universal adoption of Islam as the main religion amongst Malays saw the demise of the kemban and the rise of the more modest and yet elegant baju kurung. The baju kurung comprises two parts: a blouse and a long skirt. The blouse is loose-fitting and varies in length between the hip and the knee. Traditionally, it also features long sleeves, but modern designs have shown off a three-quarter length with bell sleeves and flares. The skirt goes down to the ankle and has pleats on one side to facilitate walking and sitting. The outfit can be made with traditional songket or batik fabric, or with simple floral or batik designs on cotton or any modern fabric blend. To complete the outfit, the women would usually wear a shawl, also known as a selendang, or a headscarf like the tudung or hijab.

Women in baju kurung

Women in baju kurung

Men in baju melayu

Men in baju melayu

The traditional attire for Malay men is the baju melayu. It consists of a loose long-sleeved top worn over trousers and a sampin, or short sarong wrapped around the hips. To complete the look, the Malay men wear a cap known as a songkok.

 

Significance of the Tudung

A woman wearing tudung

A woman wearing tudung

Tudung is a Malay term for the headscarf, veil, or shawl that covers the hair, neck, and chest area, and leaves only the woman’s face exposed. The tudung is sometimes referred to by the Arabic word hijab, which means ‘barrier’, and satisfies the part of the Islamic dress code that calls for Muslim women to dress modestly.

Although the tudung is not mandatory before puberty, some parents start training their daughters to wear the tudung from a much younger age. The decision to adopt the tudung as a part of one’s daily wear is usually a personal one, and it is a commitment that is kept for life.

Children wearing tudung

Children wearing tudung

 

How to Wear

Kemban

A woman in kemban and a man in sarong

A woman in kemban and a man in sarong

There are two different kinds of sarongs – a long piece of cloth, and a piece of cloth sewn along the width to form a tubular shape. With the tubular sarong, you step or slip into the centre and pull it up right under your arms. Wrap the sides of the sarong in front of you and fold a few inches of cloth down so that it holds the sarong tightly around your body. Then, roll that fold down a couple of times to ensure that the sarong does not fall down.

The flat sarong requires draping it across your back while holding a corner in each hand. Wrap the fabric around your body. To make things easier, you can keep the fabric underneath your arms so that your hands are free to twist the corners of the sarong before making a knot at chest level.
Tudung

How to wear tudung

How to wear tudung

There are many ways to fashion a scarf or shawl into a tudung. The basic triangle style works well with any type of square-shaped fabric.

  1. Fold one of the corners of the scarf down diagonally to the opposite corner to form a triangular shape.
  2. Place the long folded side of the scarf on top of your forehead. The two ends of the scarf will be draping over your shoulders, and the apex of the triangle will be hanging over the back of your head.
  3. Open your mouth as you pinch the edges of the scarf under your chin, and then pin them down. Your mouth is opened so that you will have ample space to move your jaw once the tudung is in place.
  4. Next, cross the ends of the scarf over your neck so that the left goes to the right, and vice versa. The tails of the scarf should be draping across your neck and down the back of your shoulders.
  5. Pull the two ends to the back of your head and pin them together underneath the back corner of the scarf.
  6. Adjust the tudung, and you will be good to go.

There are ready-made alternatives that are available off-the-shelf from retail stores that allow you to slide your head in through the opening of the scarf. Once the scarf is in place and you have made a little adjustment, you will be ready to show off your new style.

Please keep in mind that Muslim women wear the tudung as a form of commitment to themselves and their religion. Please do not take the wearing of a tudung as a joke in any way, and be respectful of these beautiful people.
Sampin

Malay men wearing sampan

Malay men wearing sampin

The sampin is worn similar to the kemban, except that it is worn at either the waist or the hips. After slipping into the centre of the circular sarong and pulling it up to waist level, fold the two ends inwards so that the sarong is wrapped snugly around you. Fold the first few inches of the sarong down, and continue folding it until the sampin falls just below the knee. Complete your outfit with a songkok.

 

Where to Buy

Traditional Malay attire can be found in many major shopping malls in Malaysia. One such place is Wisma Yakin which has a wide selection of the traditional Malay attire.

Wisma Yakin
Jalan Masjid India,
City Centre, 50100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to Get to Wisma Yakin
If you are taking the LRT, the nearest stations are the Bandaraya LRT Station and the Masjid Jamek LRT Station, which are both within walking distance of Wisma Yakin. Jalan Masjid India is a triangular enclave bordered by the streets of Jalan Ampang, Jalan Dang Wangi, and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. You can also use a taxi or an Uber to get there.

 

Chinese Clothes

A woman wearing a traditional cheongsam

A woman wearing a traditional cheongsam

The Chinese have adopted a comfortable yet elegant piece of traditional wear called the cheongsam, which is also known as a ‘long dress’. This is also a popular fashion choice for the modern-day woman. The cheongsam is often made of shimmering silk with embroidered satin or other sensual fabrics. It is a one-piece dress that has a high collar with frog closure buttons that run down from the neck to the upper side of the chest. It is a full-length and form-fitting dress with thigh-high slits either on one or both sides of the dress. The cheongsam has moved with the times, and now offers shorter variations which are popular with the younger set.

The samfoo is another traditional Chinese attire, but it is usually worn by older and more mature women. Similar to pyjamas, it is a two-piece garment with a loose-fitting top worn over three-quarter length or ankle-length pants.

A variety of samfoo

A variety of samfoo

While there is no particular traditional wear for the men, one may find button-up shirts that are made from similar materials as the cheongsam. These shirts can be either long-sleeved or short-sleeved with frog closure buttons running down the centre.

 

Where to Buy

Chinese traditional wear can be found in major shopping malls around Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. If you happen to be shopping outside of the Chinese New Year period, however, Central Market in Kuala Lumpur is your best option for cultural dresses and items.

Central Market
Jalan Hang Kasturi,
City Centre, 50050
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://www.centralmarket.com.my/

Central Market in Kuala Lumpur

Central Market in Kuala Lumpur

How to Get to Central Market
If you are travelling by train, you can take the Kelana Jaya Line and stop at the Pasar Seni Station, which is located right across from Central Market in Kuala Lumpur. You can also take the Ampang Line, but you will have to alight at the Masjid Jamek Station which is a 15-minute walk from Central Market. If you take the KTM Commuter, the Kuala Lumpur Station is only a 5-minute walk away.

If you plan on taking a bus, use the following Rapid KL Bus services:
821, 822, 851, 180, 640, 650, 651, 652, 772, 780, 781, 782, 750, 751, 752, 770, 771, BET1, BET3, BET4.

You can also use The KL Hop-On Hop-Off buses. These are City Tour Buses that stops at the station right across from Central Market Kuala Lumpur. Another option is GOKL, a free city bus service that stops right across from Central Market. You can also use a taxi or an Uber to get there.

 

Indian

Indian women wearing sari

Indian women wearing sari

The sari is the most recognizable of traditional Indian wear. The sari itself is 4-8 metres in length and about 0.6-1.2 meters wide. A petticoat is worn underneath the sari with a matching or contrasting choli, which is a tight-fitting midriff blouse with or without sleeves. The whole sari is wrapped around the body, reaching just under or above the navel, with the extensively embroidered or printed end draping over the left shoulder. The breadth of the garment reaches from the waist down to the floor and is tied tightly at the waist with a drawstring. The colour of the petticoat should match the base colour of the sari as closely as possible. It functions as a support garment to help hold the sari in place.

The women from Northern India, however, wear the salwar kameez, also known as a Punjabi suit. It is a long dress-like, sleeveless top that is worn over trousers, and matched with a shawl to complete the look.

Indian men wearing kurta

Indian men wearing kurta

Indian men traditionally wear a kurta and trousers during formal occasions. The kurta is a long knee-length shirt typically made of cotton or linen.

 

How to Wear

How to wear an Indian sari

How to wear an Indian sari

Sari

  1. First, choose a petticoat that matches the base colour of the sari. The petticoat will not be visible once the sari has been put on.
  2. A fitting choli will be worn as well. The choli will end below the bust area, leaving the waist and navel area exposed.
  3. Next, you will start by tucking the plain end of the sari into the petticoat at a start position just a bit to the right side of the navel. The other end will be flowing down to the ground so you will have to make sure that it is not dragging on the floor.
  4. Once the length is fixed, you can bring the remaining length of the sari to the left side from the back, wrapping once around yourself, so that the sari is right back in front of you on the right side.
  5. You will continue tucking the sari into the petticoat while making sure that the sari draping on you does not touch the floor.
  6. Next, make around five to seven folds of equal width, about 5 inches per fold, starting from the end of the tucked-in sari.
  7. Gather the folds together neatly, making sure that the lower edges of the pleats are straight, even, and not touching the ground.
  8. Pin them down with a safety pin to prevent the pleats from unfolding.
  9. Tuck the folds neatly into the petticoat at the waist, where the folds are slightly to the left of the navel, so that the pleats open to your left side.
  10. Drape the remaining fabric around your hips one more time from the left, going behind you, and back to the right again, while you hold on to the top edge of the sari.
  11. When the sari comes back to the front, you will drape it over your left shoulder so that end of the sari is hanging down your back. You can also use a safety pin to fix the sari to the choli at the shoulder so that it does not fall off.

Salwar Kameez

Indian women in salwar kameez

Indian women in salwar kameez

The salwar pants usually have an elastic waist or a drawstring at the front. You can also determine which is the front and back of the trousers by looking at where the pockets are located. Once you put on the pants, adjust the legs so that the fabric flows down nicely. The blouse may have beads, hooks, or special designs on them, so be careful not to catch them in your hair while you are slipping into the top. To complete the whole look, wear the shawl over your shoulders, around your neck, or just drape it over one of your shoulders.

 

Where to Buy

Little India in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Little India in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

You can find traditional Indian wear at the Little India here in Kuala Lumpur. Just head down to Brickfields, and you will have a wide range of styles to choose from.

Brickfields
Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

How to Get to Brickfields
By train, you can take either the Putra LRT Line, or the KL Monorail, stop at the KL Sentral station, and walk over to Brickfields. You can also take a taxi or an Uber to Brickfields.

 

Peranakan Clothes

Ladies in kebaya pendek

Ladies in kebaya pendek

The Peranakans are a unique culture that began when Chinese immigrants began marrying into the local Malay community many centuries ago. They are also known as the Baba-Nyonyas. “Baba” refers to the men, and “Nyonya” refers to the women.

The Nyonya’s traditional attire is the nyonya kebaya, which is worn with a batik sarong as a skirt, and three kerosang, or brooches, holding the jacket closed and in place. The women also wear a pair of hand-made beaded slippers, called the kasot manek-manek, to complete the look. The traditional kasot manek-manek is a pair of hand-sewn slippers where glass beads are strung up and sewn onto a canvas. It often features European floral designs with strong, Peranakan-influenced colours.

The Nyonya clothing consists of three layers, which are the inner wear, the outer jacket, and the sarong. The outer jacket is usually made of sheer materials, like gauze cotton, voile, or georgette. The inner wear is usually a traditional camisole called choli. The jackets are extensively embroidered with emphasis at the collar, sleeves, and hems. The embroidery is usually done by hand as machine-sewn embroidery do not look as intricate as the hand-sewn pieces. The nyonya kebaya usually uses a sarong with a Batik Java design.

Peranakan women in baju panjang

Peranakan women in baju panjang

The nyonya kebaya comes in two basic styles. The first is the baju panjang, which features a longer, straight-cut jacket that comes down to the knee. It is usually worn by the more mature ladies, and is made out of a sheer material. A set of three kerosang is used to secure the front of the baju panjang. An embroidered cotton handkerchief is tucked in at the collar area to complete the look. The second style is called the kebaya pendek. It is preferred by the younger nyonyas as the hip-length jacket accentuates the figure.

A peranakan groom wearing baju lokchuan

A peranakan groom wearing baju lokchuan

The Babas wear a baju lokchuan, which is similar to what the Chinese men would wear. Others may prefer to wear a long-sleeved shirt with a Chinese collar, or just a batik shirt.

 

How to Wear

Sarong for the Nyonya Kebaya
It is very easy to wear the sarong. Just slip into the circular sarong and position yourself on the left side of the sarong while holding the right end of the sarong with your left hand. Using your right hand, hold down the front part of the sarong so that it fits nicely across your abdomen. With your left hand, fold the remaining material towards your left hip while still holding on to the front and back edges where it meets on the right side of your hip. Secure everything tightly and then fold the top of the sarong at your waist level in an outward manner. Make sure that the sarong does not drag on the floor, then turn it so that the end of the sarong folds in front of your left thigh. Usually, a belt is required to secure the sarong.

 

Where to Buy

Jonker street in Melaka, Malaysia

Jonker street in Melaka, Malaysia

The best place to get Peranakan items is Malacca, which has a rich history of Peranakan culture, at either Jonker Street or the Hatten Square Melaka Mall. If you are in Kuala Lumpur, there are a few stores in Central Market that sell traditional Peranakan attire.

Jonker Street
Jalan Hang Jebat,
75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Hatten Square
Jalan Merdeka,
Bandar Hilir,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia
http://www.hattensquare.com.my/

Central Market
Jalan Hang Kasturi,
50050 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
http://www.centralmarket.com.my/

Hatten Square, Melaka, Malaysia

Hatten Square, Melaka, Malaysia

How to Get to Central Market
If you are travelling by train, you can take the Kelana Jaya Line and stop at the Pasar Seni Station, which is located right across from Central Market in Kuala Lumpur. You can also take the Ampang line, but you will have to alight at the Masjid Jamek Station and walk 15 minutes to Central Market. If you take the KTM Commuter, the Kuala Lumpur Station is only a 5-minute walk away.

If you are taking a Rapid KL Bus service, take the following buses:
821, 822, 851, 180, 640, 650, 651, 652, 772, 780, 781, 782, 750, 751, 752, 770, 771, BET1, BET3, BET4.

You can also take the KL Hop-On Hop-Off buses. This is a city tour bus that stops at the station right across from Central Market. Alternatively, use the free GOKL city bus service that travels selected routes in the city and stops right across from Central Market. You can also use a taxi or an Uber to get there.

 

Portuguese-Eurasian

Women of Portuguese-Eurasian descent in Melaka wearing their traditional attires

Women of Portuguese-Eurasian descent in Melaka wearing their traditional attires

The Portuguese-Eurasians are descendants of 16th century Portuguese settlers who made their home in Malacca. Their traditional attire strongly reflects their heritage. The colours black and red dominate their traditional costumes. The men wear jackets and trousers with waist sashes, while the women wear broad front-layered skirts.

 

Sarawak

There are many different cultures in Sarawak. However, there are three main ethnic groups in Sarawak whose traditional wear are more frequently seen.

 

Iban

An Iban couple in traditional attire

An Iban couple in traditional attire

The women wear the Ngepan Iban which is made up of 11 components. The entire costume can weigh up to 5kg (approximately 11lbs), and is worn during special occasions, ceremonies, rituals, and dances.

The full Ngepan Iban consists of the following:

  1. The sugu tinggi, or silver headdress.
  2. The marek empang or tangu, which is worn around the neck and rests on the shoulders of the person wearing it.
  3. The kain karap or the kebat, which is a traditional woven skirt that is worn around the waist.
  4. The lampit, or silver belt.
  5. The rawai, or silver corset.
  6. The tumpa pirak or bentuk, which are the silver bangles encircling the wrists.
  7. The gelang kaki or gerunchung, which are also known as anklets.
  8. The silver purse, or buah pauh.
  9. The selampai, or sash.
  10. The tali ujan or mulung, which is a fine silver chain.
  11. The sementing buchai or sengkiling, which is a coin corset with dangling coins.

The traditional attire for the men is known the baju burung, which is worn together with the sirat. The baju burung is a vest-like top, and the sirat is a long scarf-like cloth, about 25cm (10 inches) wide and 3-4m (10-12 feet) long, that is tied around the waist. The two ends of the scarf are used to cover the front and the back, so as not to expose themselves.

 

How to Wear

Sirat
Pull one end of the scarf from the back, between the buttocks, and to the front, to cover the private areas. Using the longer end of the scarf, circle the scarf around your hips under the other end that you first used. After securing the longer end of the scarf around your hips to the desired length, tie a knot above the area of your natal cleft.

 

Orang Ulu

Ulu women in their traditional attire

Ulu women in their traditional attire

The Orang Ulu is made up of a few tribes, namely the Kenyah, Kayan, Kelabit, Klemantan, Lun Bawang, and Penan tribes. They wear their traditional attire only during important ritual ceremonies and the welcoming of guests.

The women wear a headdress called the lavong and a dress called the ketip, which are all handmade. The headdress is made of beads while the ketip is adorned with colourful beads and sequins.

 

Bidayuh

Bidayuh women in their traditional attire

Bidayuh women in their traditional attire

The Bidayuh attire for women consists of a short-sleeved or sleeveless top, a skirt called the jomuh, and matching accessories, which includes the selapi (sash), pangiah (beaded necklace), porik (metal belt), and a sipiah (headdress).

The Bidayuh men wear a tawuop or tahup, which is a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body in such a way that the two ends hang down the front and back of the body. The male headdress is known as the burang sumba, and the armlets are called kima.

The pangiah is a beaded necklace made out of high-quality ceramic beads and pendants. The pendants on the pangiah are made from either the teeth of wild animals or from artificial teeth. The pangiah features very colourful rows of beads that are tied together with nylon strings or small stripes. It is the perfect accessory for Bidayuh women for official functions, cultural dinners, or everyday use. The pangiah shows the Bidayuh’s cultural identity and is one of the must-haves for a Bidayuh lady.

 

Sabah

Models in Sabah traditional clothes

Models in Sabah traditional clothes

There are around 32 groups of indigenous people in Sabah and just as many variations of tribal dress in different styles. Many of these groups have their own style and colour, although most of them use black as a base. Colour is added by sewing on beads of red, orange, white, and green. These traditional costumes will usually include antique bead necklaces and belts, hand-engraved silver jewellery, and belts of old silver dollar coins. Most of these accessories are treasured items. They are regarded as precious family heirlooms that are passed down from one generation to the next.

 

Kadazandusun

Kadazandusun women and man in their traditional attire

Kadazandusun women and man in their traditional attire

The Kadazandusun is the largest ethnic tribe in Sabah. The women of this culture wear short shirts known as the sinuangga, and a wrap skirt called the tapi. They have a batik scarf that is fitted with a himpogot belt made out of silver dollar coins. They accessorise with gold jewellery like the hamai (necklace), gohong (bangles), simbong (earrings), sinsing (ring), and pawn (brooch).

The base material for the sinuangga is black commercial fabric, with silk or velvet used for ceremonial occasions. For daily-wear purposes, it is made with cotton. Sinuangga is the short-sleeved blouse with a U-neckline that is worn by younger women. It has embroidery along the openings for the head and arms, the side seams, and along the middle of the back. The embroidery is made from red, yellow and cream cotton yarn. Gold buttons are fixed all the way from the neck to the waist on costumes meant for ceremonial or formal occasions. The tapi is a long wrap dress that is similar to the sarong.

The traditional wear for men is the gaung and souva. The gaung is a long-sleeved shirt with gold trimmings and buttons. The souva is a pair of long trousers that is worn with a waistband called the toogot. There are gold trimmings that run down the seams of the souva. The men also wear a siga, a type of headdress, on their heads to complete the full look. The siga is made of cotton and can be either folded or twisted. They are usually worn for ceremonial purposes.

 

Bajau

Bajau men in their traditional attire

Bajau men in their traditional attire

They are considered the cowboys of the East. During special occasions, the Bajau men wear black, or sometimes a white long-sleeved shirt called a badu sampit. They have gold buttons running down the front of the shirt like a button down shirt, which is also decorated with silver flowers called intiras. They match the badu sampit with a pair of tight-fitting trousers. Both the shirt and trousers have gold trimmings sewn on. They would also usually wear a headpiece known as a podong. The Bajau man also carries a silver-hilted dagger called a karis by his side. The sheath is made from wood and silver. He will also carry a spear, or a bujak.

 

Rungus

Rungus men and women in their traditional attire

Rungus men and women in their traditional attire

The traditional attire for the Rungus women is made with cloth processed from hand-grown and hand-spun cotton. A black cloth with little hand-stitched patterns is worn from the chest down to the waist. This forms the banat tondu, or the blouse, that is paired with the tapi rinugading, which is a knee-length skirt of the same material. There is also another scarf-like black cloth that is about 30cm (11.8 inches) long. It is slipped over the head and rests on the shoulders to drape over the arms like sleeves. The women wear this with what is called an orot, which is a belt made of stripped bark with little brass rings and beads weaved into it. The orot is worn around the hips with a string of beads, known as the lobokon, hung loosely from the orot. The orot is hand-made by the Rungus men using a technique that is known only to them. Long beaded necklaces, called sandang, are also worn diagonally over the shoulders. They often include ivory-white discs obtained from the shells of kima or animal bones.

The women’s hair are usually combed into a bun and adorned with a multi-coloured floral headdress called the titimbok. There is a thin band of beads, called the sisingal, which is tied around the forehead. A braid, made out of pieces of cloth sewn together in rows, is tied at the back of the neck.

 
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  1. Vidh on Mar 6, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Thank u for sending this…. it helps alot!!! Tq so much😍😍😍

  2. Anne Ong on May 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    We are all very fortunate to live in a peaceful,harmonious and multi cultural country like Malaysia. Beautiful diffferent traditional clothes,food and friendly people. Cool and educational post about traditional clothes in Malaysia. Thank you very much Rinpoche 🙂

  3. wan wai meng on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    So cool, to read about the various clothing traditions in Malaysia. Each of the groups and what they wear shows a variety of influences that contribute to the richness of the Malaysian culture.

    Never know about such clothing cultures within the Malaysian community.

  4. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Malaysia, with its multi-ethnic groups and their diverse cultural backgrounds, so rich and so colourful, makes it a most distinctive nation. The different groups have lived peacefully side by side for these many decades. WE have seen the richness of our diverse foods and cuisine. Now, we are looking at the diversity of our traditional attire.

    There is such a variety. The Malays have their kemban and baju kurung and head scarves. The men wear Baju Melayu -with the sampin- and their songkok or the batik shirt. THe Chinese ladies have their traditional cheongsam and samfoo. The Indian women have their traditional saris and salwar kameez. The Peranakan or the nonyas wear their colourfully designed sarongs and kebayas, tops made of sheer fabric with rich embroidery.

    Malaysian men of different ethnic groups, especially the Chinese and Indians, wear western style clothing to their offices or places of work.However, many Malaysians do wear the batik shirt for formal occasions or dinners. It is lovely to see how Malaysian men of diverse ethnic groups would proudly wear the batik shirt for formal occasions.Cheongsams and saris are mostly worn on formal occasions.

    There is even greater colour and diversity in the traditional clothing of the many different ethnic groups in East Malaysia -Sarawak and Sabah. Sarawak has three main tribal groups and Sabah has as many as 32 groups of indigenous people! Just think of the display of different colours when all ethnic groups come together for any ceremony, such as for a sporting event.

    However, except for the Malay ladies and their baju kurung , which are comfortably loose, women of other ethnic groups and men in general prefer to wear western clothing in their everyday lives, for ease and comfort of movement.

  5. Echeah on Jan 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Malaysia is truly unique with many distinct cultures living side by side. With that, there is a myriad of languages, religions, food and clothing styles. Over time, these have changed somewhat due to influences between ethnic groups. There is also the influence of foreign cultures due to travel, migration and exposure due to the internet. We rarely see anyone wearing these traditional clothing nowadays except maybe during special occasions or costume parties!

    In fact, what was commonplace during, say our parents’ or grandparents’ time and which are no longer seen as acceptable, may not necessarily be due to change in fashion trends but in some cases, due to social restrictions and pressure to conform to the new norm dictated by a few which then became mainstream.

  6. Fong on Jan 14, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Malaysia is one of the very few countries where the diverse culture of the country is evident in the traditional clothes and food which can be found at almost every corner. We grew up among these beautiful diversity and learnt to treasure it as the years roll by and see many cultures around the world grow silent.

    We treasure the tradition and embrace the growth of the country. A pinch of everything balances our lives as it grow hectic, an oasis of clam in a world of change.

    Thank you for sharing and reminding us of our beautiful diversity and acceptance of each other.

  7. Samfoonheei on Jan 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Malaysia is a beautiful multi-racial country with beautiful traditional clothes each different race and culture.That i am proud of it as i love our traditional chinese cheongsum and nyonya kebaya.There are many different cultures in Sarawak too with many variations of tribal dress in different styles. Many of these groups have their own style and colour which caught my eyes by looking at those beautiful pictures shared. Here we can live happily with many different groups and can have religious freedom.But not so lucky for others whereby they attacked .injured each other like the Dorje Shugden issue in Tibet.I do hope the ban on Dorje Shugden will be lifted soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

  8. Choong on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Born and raised in Malaysia, I did not appreciate the diversity of our nation until after I came back from my studies overseas. Only then did I rediscover Malaysia’s wonderful ethnic diversity.

    In the long run, I strongly believe a nation needs this kind of balance so as to be able to have an inclusive rather than exclusive outlook. This asset is extremely important as an insurance against the nation degenerating into ugliness which we have seen in many countries, regions and even continents in the past.

    I am glad that South East Asia in general and Malaysia in particular is diverse.

  9. Stella Cheang on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you for this article. This is a very timely sharing, highlighting the diversity and level of acceptance embraced by Malaysian among people who looked so completely different. It goes to show people can be tolerant and accepting towards others who look differently, speak differently and dress differently. When you think deeper, you will realise that if you go down the path of intolerant and unaccepting, then there is no end to it. If you do not accept the language, the dressing, the culture, the religion of others, what can you accept? Being non accepting is equivalent to telling the world that you have no room for others and cannot co-exist with others. How then it says about you as a citizen of the world where 7 billion of various others who live here? Will you call for segregation of the ones who are different from you? What if others call for the same of you? How would you feel?

    This is an issue I personally feel strongly about because I understand the pain and suffering endured by someone important to me, on a daily basis, just because He has a slightly different practice than the abusers. The pain, hurt and abuse are caused onto His Eminence just because the abusers can, not because they are right.

  10. Justin Cheah on Jan 13, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Malaysia is a diverse cultured country. Whenever people think of Malaysia, they remember unity of Malaysians derived from the three main races and all other minority groups. All of them can live happily together despite each ethnic have very different backgrounds and culture. Hence we as Malaysians are very lucky and should fully utilise this strong point that we have for the development of our country even further. There are some other ethnic groups that cannot even live together with their own kind in a country due to different believes, trying to kill each other. The latest I feel is the Dorje Shugden issue; CTA made it a taboo to be praying to Dorje Shugden. Why CTA won’t want to unite their fellow Tibetans and work their way to regain Tibet’s independence but instead using their resources to smear Dorje Shugden’s name and it’s Lamas reputation.

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I was given this beautiful gift today from Karen Chong. It is an enormous gift. I really treasure this. I love anything to do with invoking Manjushri or connecting with Him. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I\'ve had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth \'bag\' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
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I requesed His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to write out the mantra of Vajra Yogini. He immediately compassionately obliged me. This is the mantra as written by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I've had this in a safe plastic wrap and wore it around my neck in a small yellow cloth 'bag' for many years. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear friends, watch this short 11mins video. It is so nice. My dream idea of living. I love the fresh things they grow for their own food. I wish our culture here was more geared toward this type of living. Watch plse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1O5Avw_SQ&feature=share
No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
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No one stays around, do not depend on anyone. Let go of them before they let go of you...it is inevitable. Tsem Rinpoche
Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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Outdoor stunning Tara at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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Hunting is a horrible \'sport\' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Hunting is a horrible 'sport' because it is not necessary and unfair. Killing animals is vicious and inhuman. Hurting animals does not help us, our karma, our mind and it does not help the animals. Killing animals serves no benefit and it stunts our spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
This is a beautiful Yamantaka
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This is a beautiful Yamantaka
This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
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This is so powerful. This is so true. This is something we must remember about our self worth. We must value ourselves without arrogance.
Nothing is for free for sure.
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Nothing is for free for sure.
Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I\'ve had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
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Beautiful Dorje Yudroma protector. A gentle Goddess I've had the pleasure to meet via her oracle.
Beautiful Kalachakra painting
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Beautiful Kalachakra painting
I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
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I like this picture of my teacher behind me.
This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
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This magnificent Dorje Shugden statue is enshrined at Choijin Lama Museum in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The museum was the home of the Choijin Lama, the State Oracle of Mongolia. Choijin Lama was an oracle of the Nechung deity and the brother of the 8th Bogd Khaan Jebzundamba (1869-1924), the de facto leader of Outer Mongolia. - https://palyulmedia.smugmug.com/Worldwide-Palyul/MongoliaConnections/Mongolia-Choijin-Lama-Museum/i-TQ8CmHM
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Please download this and share this meme with others. Thanks.
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Beautiful Tibetan art for FREE download: https://bit.ly/2oxb4qU
Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
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Sacred Protector Dorje Shugden can help you, if you invoke Him sincerely..
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
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Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
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Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
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It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
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I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
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This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
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Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
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Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
2 months ago
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
2 months ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
2 months ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
2 months ago
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
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Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
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Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
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Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
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Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
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Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
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