316 ladies-in-cheongsam get S’wak listed in M’sia Book of Records for most number of cheongsam-clad participants in one event

Celebration of the cheongsam parade at MBKS Palmarium Garden here today (Oct 15, 2022).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 15: Sarawak has set another entry in the Malaysia Book of Records for the most number of participants wearing cheongsams in an event.

A sea of 316 ladies-in-cheongsam had gathered at Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) Palmarium Garden early this morning for a cheongsam parade in conjunction with ‘The Portrait of Cheongsam: Timeless Elegance and Legacy’ event today.


Certificates for the national record were officially handed over to the event organisers, the Sarawak Federation of Chinese Women Association and MBKS, represented by mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.

Wee (in yellow) and others posing for the camera to celebrate a new entry to the Malaysia Book of Records for the most number of participants dressed in cheongsams in an event at MBKS Palmarium Garden here today (Oct 15, 2022).

It was indeed a sight to behold. From young to old, the ladies came well-dressed in various traditional and modern cheongsam designs.

Some dresses were plain but dainty, while others were classically sexy. The level of feminity was through the roof!

As usual, this is Sarawak we’re talking about. So, it wasn’t surprising to see a group of Dayak and Malay girls beautifully dolled up in their traditional costumes.

The Dayak ladies joining the cheongsam parade with their traditional costumes.
An adorable little girl playfully spinning around with an umbrella.

Well, the more, the merrier. MBKS deputy mayor Hilmy Othman also joined the fun and came garbed in a Tang suit, supposedly the reddest piece of clothing in his closet.

Mayor Wee, in his strikingly yellow Tang suit, greatly contrasts Hilmy when the two stand side by side.

Meanwhile, MBKS councillor Kho Teck Wan was in a khaki unicolour cheongsam that stood out among the reds, oranges, pinks, and blues.

Despite the scorching morning sun, the crowd did not shy away from the heat. Everyone was so caught up with taking photos with each other and of each other.

The ceremonials ended at about 9am. Not long after that, the crowd dispersed and gathered again at the MBKS community hall at 10am for the cheongsam fashion shows and competitions. — DayakDaily