via The Straits Times, 23 November 2022: A joint nomination with four countries is great, but Indonesia is a notable exeption.
Singapore will be nominating the kebaya for Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage list, in a multinational effort with Brunei, Malaysia and Thailand.
The National Heritage Board (NHB) on Wednesday said this will be Singapore’s first multinational nomination to the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which is slated for submission in March 2023.
According to NHB’s heritage resource portal Roots.gov.sg, the kebaya, an upper garment for women, is “a central aspect in the representation and display of cultural heritage and identity for Malay, Peranakan and other communities in Singapore, and is a notable part of our heritage as a multicultural port city”.
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