Malaysia in joint Unesco heritage bid for the kebaya

MALAYSIA has joined hands with four other countries to submit a joint nomination for the kebaya to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity for the year 2023.

The kebaya is a garment representing a significant part of the cultural heritage and identity of women from the Malay, Peranakan (Chinese, Baba Nyonya, Chetti, Siamese, Kristang) and other communities in Malaysia, as well as other countries in Southeast Asia.