Published: Monday February 25, 2013 MYT 1:16:00 PM
‘Keretapi Sarong’ movement makes it to American cities
WASHINGTON: They may be living on the other side of the world, but the spirit of Malaysia is still true to their heart.
Keretapi Sarong 2013 is now into its second year in Kuala Lumpur but for the very first time, 3 major U.S cities - Washington D.C, Boston and Philadelphia - get to see people taking the train in sarongs.
Keretapi Sarong 2013 managed to capture the interest of those living in the United States to join the one of a kind movement and even the bitter cold winter weather did not stop these folks.
InsightPR, LLC, a public relations company established in Virginia by Malaysians, spread the word through the social media to launch Keretapi Sarong in Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City.
Its Creative Director, Lara Zaaba, 28, said rain did not put a dampen the spirit of participants who turned up on Saturday and they had a great time trudging in their sarongs and getting curious looks.
"We had fun because we made new friends," said Lara.
The main event organizer, Random Alphabets (RA), is a Malaysian non-profit organization, that puts together event-based projects in and around Kuala Lumpur.
"Our objective is simply to bring people together and have fun," said Zain HD, 28, of RA.
In Boston, true to its objective, Yasmin Saulnier who helped organise the Boston chaper said "We all had so much fun and would love to do it again next year!"
Reggi Pagan, an American living in the Boston metro area has never heard of sarong but the uniqueness of sarong triggered her interest to join Keretapi Sarong 2013. - Bernama