I've Cot You (Sayang, Sarong Baby) is a heritage cum photo documentary project tracing personal Singaporean stories and memories revolving around the cloth cradle, also known as ‘yao lan’. This was a practice that was commonly adopted by Singaporean families to coax their babies to sleep in the 80s and 90s, but have since became obsolete as lifestyle trends and consumption patterns evolve.
'Yao Lan' Museum
It started from my own family. One day, I asked Mum about the cradle cloth and spring from the past that my Sis and I used.
I realised just like my family, some would keep bits and pieces of this slice of memory from the 80s and 90s... or even from the 50s!
If you would like to share your #blastfromthepast, do write in or hashtag #ivecotyou / tag @icotyou. See samples in the gallery below.
Best if you add a caption of the story behind the 'relic' that you can share!
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- Post to your profile with #ivecotyou,
'Like' and Tag our Page @ishoothabits
- If shy, you can message and attach the image ;)
- Post to your public profile with #ivecotyou and tag @ivecotyou!
It's that simple!