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  • n. An Asian cap resembling a fez, worn mostly by Muslim males.


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  • The songkok, which Southeast Asian Muslims, wear is a relic of that influence.

    George Yeo: Nalanda and the Asian Renaissance

  • The outfit for men is called baju melayu or baju koko which is worn together with kain samping (made out of songket) and songkok (a dark coloured headgear); in Indonesia the men will usually wear pants with similar color to the shirt or (normal black pants) and a (black head cover called) Peci.

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  • I was later told that the attackers were targeting people who were not wearing the songkok or tudung (headscarf) as they considered these people "kafir" (infidels).

    nst online

  • For a more extremist look go for a turban or a songkok.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • But in this Century City of the East, I have been sitting with a group of women in hijab and men in tarbush and black Malay songkok hats at an international conference called


  • In the dark, I could figure out he was wearing an academic's suit, but complete with a songkok that's typically Malaysian.

    Signs of the Times

  • Men who have completed the Haj can wear a white songkok.


  • Even the trivial matter of the wearing of the songkok during the swearing-in ceremony became a hot issue and almost brought the coalition down before it could even be formed.


  • At his home, Zambry, who stayed away from his office at the State Secretariat building, described the sitting -- presided over by Sivakumar in his ceremonial black robe and songkok with all 27 Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen standing in front of him -- as an attempt by Pakatan Rakyat to cling to power through influencing the court of public opinion.


  • Despite the rising heat of the late morning sun, Sivakumar, formally dressed in his official robe and songkok, called the meeting to order at 10. 10am.


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