Last year, Keretapi Sarong saw about 4,000 sarong-wearers in Kuala Lumpur together as they marked Malaysia Day in the most colourful way! Organised by Locco, the flash mob highlighted the traditional attire of the South-East Asian region, in particular the origins of the sarong, and the different ways in which it could be worn.
This year, however, Locco had to take a different route as Malaysians need to comply with SOPs under the RMCO – hence, #HariSarong2o was made!
While the signature elements of Keretapi Sarong had to be compromised due to COVID-19, Hari Sarong 2020 levelled up to another exciting level with few virtual events such as the ‘SarongParade20’ online sketch in partnership with KL Sketch Nation, ‘Sarong Hunt’, ‘Sarong Stories’, and ‘Sarong TikTok Challenge’.
So instead of taking public transport together as a group, participants were encouraged to travel in small groups as they tick off the customised Sarong Hunt checklists according to towns and cities across the country – some of these spots were in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu, Bandar Melaka, Georgetown, and many more.
“The spirit to celebrate Malaysia Day never dies down among Keretapi Sarong’s loyal supporters. This tough time, in fact, has brought us together even more, and at the same time providing more opportunities for the event to be more inclusive, especially for the non-Klang Valley residents. Each state has its own uniqueness to be showcased, and we are thrilled to see more participation across the country this time,” said co-director of Keretapi Sarong and Locco’s Content Strategist Shamsul Bahrin Zainuzzaman.
Check out some of these pics taken by #HariSarong20 goers!