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posted by anonymous on 18 Oct 2004
Sarong?
what exactly is it and when do you use it? how about swimming in the rivers or at the waterfalls in laos: do local people accept bikini or better swimming suit? we don't want to offend them!
 
 
travelgrove-editor
travelgrove-editor responded to Sarong? on 18 Oct 2004
I was in Laos about 1 1/2 years ago. Whereever you go, you need to respect the people and their culture. Why? For two reasons. Your are visiting their country! Secondly, people are simply very very nice to you around the world if you show respect for their culture. So if you want to have fun there, make sure you stick to that philosophy.

To your Questions:
A Sarong looks like a towel or sheet. It's usually used after taking your bath. Many places still use it as regular clothes.

As Far as the swimming in rivers go. You may go ahead and do that. I went swimming in several waterfalls in Laos.

Keep in mind. Whether it's guys or girls, people all over South East Asia reject nudity in public. A bikini should be ok, but please don't make it an extremely tight cut.
My friend who lived there for 6 months was always wearing a Bikini so I assume that was ok. But then again, it always depends on how you present yourself. And also, I believe we weren't seen by many people at the waterfall, maybe just a few tourists and some other friends who were with us.

BTW, the same counts for the guys. Always wear a T-Shirt, no matter how hot it is. Showing skin is not exactly what you want to do there :)

Have fun in Laos,

It's beautiful
 
martha331
martha331 responded to Sarong? on 26 Mar 2006
Good topic! Very useful :)
 
jlovelace
jlovelace responded to Sarong? on 24 Apr 2009
A sarong can be used for many different things. I found this sarong site. http://www.1worldsarongs.com

Here are the top ten (ok top eleven) most popular sarong uses:
1. Sexy Skirt
2. Quick Bathing Suit Cover-up
3. Dress Toga
4. Curtains
5. Shawl / Scarf
6. Wall Art
7. Table / Seat / Couch Cover
8. Beach Blanket
9. Turban
10. Fabric to Make Clothing
11. Your choice!
 
ultimatetravel
ultimatetravel responded to Sarong? on 15 May 2009
Here in the Philippines, sarong is used to cover up a woman's body especially when strolling around the beach shorelines, it can even be converted into a dress and wrap around the neck, or a skirt wrap around the waist.

Philippines is kinda a conservative country but with a gist of liberation, you can wear bikini etc here, we are already atuned to people wearing bikinis etc especially foreigners.
 
Brilliant1987
Brilliant1987 responded to Sarong? on 29 Jun 2011
Hello,Beach Sarongs are the classic clothes and can reflect the women' particular beauty.we export diverse beach sarongs,hat ,sunglasses,and like this decorations .Our price is definitely reasonable,if you are interested in these stuff,let us know.A quiet click under your finger will give you a surprise and change your boring lives. Our website:www.lpisb.com email:2005@x-fee.com
 
simplelife
simplelife responded to Sarong? on 8 Jul 2011
I have a beautiful Italy Muslin (chiffon touch) beach wrap. like the above friends said i can wrap it into a dress, skirt, swimsuit cover-up,use as a shawl, curtain, table-cloth, wall tapestry, scarf,etc.
This wrap is made of Italy muslin, which is designed and made very well. The sarong's surface is very smooth and soft. This scarf is one of your good accessories for warmness and decoration. You can wear it according to your favorites. And this sarong is also a very great present for your friend or dear family! Please click on the pictures to see its details more clearly! You will find this sarong more exquisite! i bought if from here: www.lpisb.com.low price but worth to have one.hehe.

 

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