Men´s and Women Traditional Costumes

The richness and diversity of Malaysian traditional costumes can be seen throughout the length and breadth of Peninsular Malaysia. There is great variety of beautiful costumes which differ in style and design from state to state. The birth of Malaysia in 1963 continues to add more of the amazing collection of traditional costumes. Sabah and Sarawak, also rich in tradition and culture from its many ethnic and indigenous people further contributed to the fashion heritage of Malaysia. Today we are most fortunate to witness the rich legacy of traditional costumes of various ethnic groups and communities in Malaysia as our very own cultural identity that we can be proud of. The Malaysian traditional costumes become a kaleidoscope of colors. It is a visual delight to one and all.


Date of Issue: 29.08.2006
50sen – Pakaian Tradisional-Melayu
50sen – Pakaian Tradisonal-Cina
50sen – Pakaian Tradisonal-India
Sheets: 3 x 50sen x 20

Chinese Traditional Clothing
The couple is wearing classical Chinese attire, which has been give a modern touch. The man is wearing a Chinese satin Samfoo intricately woven with Chinese motif matched with trousers. The maiden is wearing a modern red Cheongsam with exquisite design woven with motif symbolizing prosperity. These outfits are usually made from soft materials such as silk or satin.

Indian Traditional Clothing
The traditional clothing for Indian men is the Vaishti. It is matched with a cotton cloth woven with gold thread. Indian ladies adorn beautiful silk gold thread bordered saree matched with a tight choli.

Malay Traditional Clothing
The man is dressed in a Baju Melayu Cekak Musang matched with a hand woven songket sarong with floral design and a headgear known as songkok. The lady is beautifully dressed in a flowery songket Baju Jurung Telok Belanga matched with a sarong neatly tied in the ombak mengalun technique or translated as flowing waves. The outfit is complemented with a shawl.