Singapore’s Malay Heritage Centre dips into huge archives for hilarious Malaya-era PSA collection

A smiling Si Badang – a legendary strongman from the Malay world – heaves a tree trunk over his head and channels phrases of knowledge which were repeated because the coronavirus scenario escalated: “Keep Residence Tip: Keep Wholesome By Exercising At Residence”.

Singapore’s Malay Heritage Centre – whose everlasting galleries showcase an attention-grabbing assortment of artefacts from the Nationwide Assortment (Singapore) and the Malay group – has lately posted this 1940s-era Malay comics picture on-line, together with a number of different eye-catching previous ads and pictures, in a public service announcement of kinds.

Cheeky speech bubbles and Keep Residence Ideas make for a pleasant introduction to our shared heritage (suppose conventional dances, costumes, Saloma and customs) whereas retaining issues targeted on the Covid-19 scenario.

In spite of everything, who can resist cracking a smile at an previous commercial from the 1950s/60s for Bedak Chantek Molek that includes a lady who says, “Prepping myself for my grand entrance once I return to workplace”? That is Keep Residence Tip #4: Watch YouTube tutorials and enhance your make-up abilities.

If we don’t have Bedak Chantek Molek, we are going to simply must improvise and take it in our stride and make the very best out of the motion management order, just like the ever-radiant Singapore-born Malaysian leisure legend Saloma who’s “at all times prepared for her press convention” aka Keep Residence Tip #2: Keep At Residence And Work In Fashion.

Fb: Malay Heritage Centre.

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