Malay Weddings Don’t Cost $50 and Other Facts About Malay Culture is a collection of 42 articles which serves as a guide to Malay culture and heritage , lifestyle and personas.
The book highlights some Malay customs and practices, including controversial issues such as circumcision, supernatural beings, determining of virginity, and the infamous ‘$50-Malay-wedding’ remark that triggered a heated debate on racism in Singapore in October 2012.
Table of Contents
What’s in a Name?
The Kampung House
When Visiting a Malay Home
Don’t Label Me Lah
From the Cradle
The Malay Royal Court
No Pork, No Lard
Ramadan O Ramadan
Sepasang Kurung Biru (Blue Baju Kurung)
Countdown to Eid… and it’s Eid!
Of Calender & Mandi Safar
Khatan-The Journey from Boyhood to Manhood
Malay Weddings Don’t Cost $50
Items Commonly Seen at a Malay Wedding
The Malay Hijabista
B for Bangsawan
Of Krispy Kreme & Malay Medicine
Gamelan & Wayang Kulit
Who’s your Malay Hero?
Hang Tuah vs Hang Jebat
The Rose & the Pandan
When Rice Grains Cry
Two Sisters, a Witch & a Princess
Pulau Penyengat, the Seat of Old Malay Royale