Image courtesy of The Peranakan Museum - Audience listening to Bibik Neo's tale, and believing every word of it too!
Image courtesy of The Peranakan Museum - Audience listening to Bibik Neo's tale
Verena sharing the story of a young Nyonya
Kamini with the pink brocade wedding dress of a Penang Nyonya
Image courtesy of The Peranakan Museum - storytellers dressed in sarong kebaya

Sarong Kebaya Storytelling

Date: 6 – 27 Jun 2011

Wednesdays: 8, 15, 22, 29 June 2011
Weekends:    18 & 19 June 2011

1.00pm – 1.15pm, 1.30pm – 1.45pm

2.00pm – 2.15pm, 2.30pm – 2.45pm
3.30pm – 3.45pm, 4.00pm – 4.15pm

4.30pm – 4.45pm, 5.00pm – 5.15pm

12.30pm – 12.45pm, 1.00pm – 1.15pm

1.30pm – 1.45pm, 2.00pm – 2.15pm
3.15pm – 3.30pm, 3.45pm – 4.00pm

4.15pm – 4.30pm, 4.45pm – 5.00pm

Location: The Sarong Kebaya Exhibition Galleries
The Peranakan Museum, Singapore

For The Peranakan Museum, Singapore

Kamini was commissioned to create 6 stories revolving around the Sarong Kebaya: Peranakan Fashion & Its International Sources Exhibition with traditional Baba and Nyonya elements that also included curatorial, historical and factual material. She trained a team of storytellers to tell different stories positioned at various locations of the gallery. The stories were suitable for family audiences. The storytellers dressed in baju batik and sarong kebaya outfits and used appropriate props during their storytelling. Each story was about 12 minutes in duration and was told repeatedly at fixed intervals to a fluid audience throughout the day.