Picture Courtesy from PTEM Facebook Group
Peer Guidance Counselor or known in Malay as “Pembimbing Rakan Sebaya” (P.R.S.) celebrated its own “World’s Songkok Day” on the 28th of July 2012. It is part of PTEM’s yearly tradition that can be traced back to its roots when it was first started by its predecessors from PTEB(Berakas Sixth Form Centre) in 2009. It is more than just the “Songkok”-the black colored cap they wear on their heads- it’s an historic occasion to mark the transference from the latter college to former.
In case you don’t know the history of Songkok, it is a cap widely worn among Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia Muslim males. It is a tradition to wear so in formal situations such as wedding feasts, funerals or festive occasions such as the Muslim Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Songkok came to be associated with Islam in the South East Region. Students are well advised to take the Ramadhan opportunity to wear the Songkok. 🙂
Special thanks to Fadli M Zaini for supplying the information.