Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tribute to Saloma MIFA Exhibition

Hi Everyone,

I was at the Tribute to Saloma MIFA exhibition today at The Twelve, Farenheit 88 and i must say the whole event was so amazing. All the fashionable peoples, celebrities, photographers, fashion bloggers, make up artists, stylists, hair experts were there mingling around. Fashion show by local designers showing all the creative collections specially tribute to Saloma . Plus the designer, Puan Nona, who was the 1st ever designer for Saloma dresses was there too..Isn't that amazing?

Oh well, some of you might ask- Who is Saloma?

She who captured the hearts of Malaysia's foremost musician-actor, P. Ramlee, and millions who had the pleasure of watching her sing live or emote on the silver screen some three or four decades ago?

Salmah Ismail was born on 23 January 1935 in Singapore. Some believed that her stage name SALOMA was given to her by Run Run Shaw of Shaw Bros when the film Salome which starred Rita Hayworth hit the Box Office. While others said it was coined by the 'love of her life' husband, P.Ramlee.

As a child, she had dreams of becoming a big 'star' and it was no surprise that she was already a household name and a 'little singing sensation' at weddings, festive and family events barely at the age of 13.

'I Am In The Mood For Love', 'Once In A While' were among the first English numbers she learnt. With that, she broke into the nightclub circuit. Her acclaimed crystal clear and melodious voice captivated and mesmerised those who came far and wide to watch her perform. Soon after, offers to act came by and like the saying goes... the rest was history.
Charming , attractive and tinged with a look of innocence, she acted in numerous films and played lead roles which featured her prominent singing ability. Along with her husband, Saloma was a lead member of Panca Sitara Group. She also sung with the Kalung Senandung Group at Radio Singapura.

In 1961 Saloma married fellow actor P.Ramlee, an affable man of many talents. Adored by all, the country's very own 'screen couple' was a household name. Their movies were all 'sold-outs' and each a must-see and certainly 'not to be missed'.

Puan Sri Saloma passing at a young age of 48 on 25 April 1983 left the nation with profound sadness and an end to a era of screen romance. Till today, her movies and those acted along with Tan Sri P.Ramlee are classics and are still screened for the enjoyment of many... it's what legends are made of.


1975 Awarded the Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN)

1979 Biduanita Negara (National Celebrity Award)


Bila Larut Malam

Tiru Macam Saya

Burung Pungguk

Dimanakan Ku Cari Ganti

Taman Firdausi



Seniman Bujang Lapok

Ragam P.Ramlee

Labu dan Labi

Sabarudin Tukang Kasut

Ahmad Albab

Don't you Love Saloma..? She is just so Charming!!

Ok, Let's see the pictures that i've captured at today's event

The Fashion Show

Puan Nona -1st Designer for Saloma Dresses

Me and Idan, the photographer for the Tribute to Saloma MIFA exhibition. Check out his Primadonna Collection at

Picture with amazing fashion blogger,chocolate catsz- she is super friendly!! Check out her blog at

I'm so glad that i can make it to the event, such an amazing experience for the local fashion industry.. it's growing better, stronger..Hope to see more of this event in Malaysia and let our young/new local fashion designers show their amazing collection to the world....

Rachel W

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