All dressed up for Racial Harmony Day

From the cheongsam, worn by women during Chinese New Year and Chinese weddings, to the baju Melayu, a traditional Malay outfit donned by men, pupils at Anchor Green Primary School in Sengkang turned up for their classes yesterday dressed in ethnic co
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From the cheongsam, worn by women during Chinese New Year and Chinese weddings, to the baju Melayu, a traditional Malay outfit donned by men, pupils at Anchor Green Primary School in Sengkang turned up for their classes yesterday dressed in ethnic costumes. During the morning assembly, a fashion parade was held to showcase the different costumes. Booths were also set up for parent volunteers to share with the pupils the practices unique to the various races. Racial Harmony Day, held annually on July 21 to mark Singapore's 1964 race riots, reminds students of the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony here. Students in schools across Singapore were encouraged to don ethnic costumes yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2015, with the headline 'All dressed up for Racial Harmony Day'. Print Edition | Subscribe