As I was researching about macarons, I stumbled upon gold. A beautiful post by Aliya, a Singapore girl in Perth who writes about her grandma winning the Miss Singapore crown in 1960. The title was Miss Singapore City 1960.
The women truly had hour glass figures then and they were so elegant. Aliya reveals that her 19 year old grandma was married and that her mum was already a 4 month old infant then. It’s a must read, fascinating post with lovely old black and white photographs:
and her follow-up post which answers questions about her Grandma.
I loved that a pillow was one of the prizes. When I was a child in the 70’s the brand Dunlopillo was very expensive and exclusive, so that was no small prize. I slept on a Dunlopillo rubber mattress till it got all lumpy, but it was so soft and comfy to me.