During Chinese New Year in Brunei, I wore a cheongsam, a traditional Chinese dress. Having already written about the hanbok from Korea and the salwar kameez from South-Central Asia, I wanted to write about this iconic, beautiful dress with a long, long history! Cheongsam (from Cantonese), also known as qipao (pronounced chee-pow, from Mandarin), has existed for hundreds of years since the Qing…

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