An exhibition on Nyonya Kebaya was opened to public at the Immigration Museum Melbourne, Australia on last Thursday, 3rd of May 2007. Nyonya Kebaya is normally worn by Peranakan in Malacca. The exhibition of Nyonya kebaya is richer in culture and knowledge about Malaysia. It is part of the Malaysian government efforts to promote the world to visit Malaysia.
The exhibition is the dream of Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood, the late wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, to see the Malaysian traditional attire displayed in more places overseas. Endon died in October 2005 of breast cancer.
A nyonya kebaya is a work of art, a labour of love, a heritage, a traditional costume that is timeless. An attire for all occasions, it is elegant, feminine, alluring, sensual, glamorous and fashionable for all ages.
For my readers who are from Melbourne, don't miss this opportunity to see Malaysia close to your home. Please go and see the exhibition. The exhibition will run until 15 September 2007.
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