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.
Once Upon a 'Yao Lan'...
Take a look at the fascinating gallery pulled from #ivecotyou below.
Let's reminisce how our cloth cradles were same same, but different in the 80s and 90s! Do check back for more as we collate more entries from the public.
You can support this initiative by:
1) Take a snapshot of old photograph(s) of yourself in the traditional 'yao lan', which is mounted from the ceiling, and manually rocked!
Tag #ivecotyou, best if you add a caption of the story behind this photo!
2) Use the upload service on the right -->
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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!