Wednesday, November 2, 2011



Sarong/sarung is a large tube or length of a fabric typically worn by men and women in the region of South East Asia, Southern Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Horn Of Africa and many of Pacific Islands. In South East Asia alone, sarong is usually worn by the Malay in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The men ware it as a kilt (Scottish man skirt) as for women, sarong are worn as a skirt. In Malaysia, sarong is a traditional clothes for Malay. The sarong are worn all the time for example during prayers, leisure time or simply to enjoy the comfy of this fabulous fabric.


Sunday, October 2, 2011



The name sarong/sarung was originated from the Malay word means 'covering'. The sarong is traditionally a garment of the Java and Malay archipelago which tied around the waist. Sometimes, Malay women also use sarong as  some sort of a shawl to cover they head. Another type of sarong called 'batik' is a method of decorating a fabric practiced by natives Indonesians for centuries. The decorations consist of animals or plants abstract designs. There are batik remains which indicate that this method has been in use for over 1,000 years and were handed down among family members. The Batik method is believed to have been brought to Europe by Dutch traders. In the 19th century, Western artisans began adopting this art form.


Friday, September 2, 2011


The process of Batik is quite simple and yet unique. Below are the procedures and techniques used to make a batik sarong. Nevertheless, creating batik required one to have a patient heart and creativity.


Melted Wax is filled into the 'Nyamplung' and the wax will flow through the 'Cucuk' and then onto the fabric.

Example Of  Wax Used In The Making Of Batik

There are various type of wax used in the making of batik. Some of them are Beeswax, Sticky microcrystalline wax and many more.


1. First a design is applied to the fabric using melted wax. 
2. The fabric is then dipped in vegetable dye - the parts of fabric that are protected by the wax do not absorb the dye. 
3. When the wax is removed from the fabric using hot water it shows a light pattern on the now colored fabric



Wearing sarong is quite simple and can be done quickly. Sarong are worn in various way depending on the region. For Malay regions, they sarong are typically worn as shown in the picture above. With only for simple steps, sarong are ready for you comfy.

Here are some example of how sarong are worn differently around the world.

How Sarong Are Worn In the Beach (Women)

African Sarong (Kanga)

African Sarong (Kanga)

Indian Sarong Lungi (Men)
Just goes to shows that the pictures have shown that the usage of sarongs are widely used not only in Asia , Africa and Pacific Islands region but also it is glamorously worn by the European and Americans as an attire on the beach or just for the beauty of it.




Sarong or Sarung has been an asset for not only the Malay assets specifically but also in most of the Southern Asian, Horn of Africa and not to mention in many of Pacific Islands as well. It remains as on the most common attire worn by these regions. Surprisingly, the usage of sarongs started to create its own name in the eye of the world. Sarong has already started being used in most beaches in the world especially in Hawaii, Miami, California and in Europe.As the founder of this wonderful attire, we need to preserve this wonderful clothes as on of our (Malaysia) heritage and never let it die out. It is up to us to keep the unique sarong of the South Each Asian (Kain pelekat/batik) keep on going for the rest of the centuries.

Enjoy the video I've put up about sarong. Thank you for reading.. :)