Metal belt that belonged to notable women's rights activist

Notable for her work in advancing the status and condition of women in Singapore, Mrs. Seow Peck Leng was also among the first group of women to enter politics in Singapore's first General Election in 1959. Her efforts that benefited women included the founding of the Singapore Women’s Association as well as a programme she started after the fateful Bukit Ho Swee fire in 1961 to encourage illiterate women to put their savings in a bank account for safekeeping rather than in their homes. This belt belongs to a set of jewellery and accessories Mrs. Seow donated to the Museum.

Date/Period
c. 1970s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: H4.3 x 101 cm
Accession No.
2007-52407
Material
metal
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Seow Peck Ling
Category
Garments and Accessories