This picture taken at Ipoh Railway Station in the late 1950s post Independence days, shows a multi-racial mix of the youths of Malaysia where Chinese, Indians and Malays make up the biggest ethnic groups. Our country, Malaysia (Malaya then) officially achieved independence and hence freedom from British colonial rule on 31st August 1957.
Our government has been promoting harmony among the races since then. Now we call it 1MALAYSIA. I don't know how they call it during my parents time, maybe MERDEKA (Independence)? During my school days, it was MUHIBBAH.
Looking at this old picture,
- Those days, people used eco-friendly paper bags to carry their stuff. I can even see adverts on it.
- Ladies have short and curly Retro hairdos while the gentlemen's style were Groovy, greasy with Brylcreem
- Fashion were wide knee-length swing skirts and small waist, hourglass figures were the rage for gals. For the guys it was jackets and khaki pants.
What do you think of the 1950s?
This is my entry for Weekend in Black and White, the link is here. My grateful thanks to Dragonstar.
This is also my first entry for Sepia Saturday Week 51, the link is here. My grateful thanks to Alan Burnett and Kat Mortensen.