14 Jun, 2015
The contrast in weather could not have been more glaring for the 69 members of the all-girls ensemble who had recently arrived from Malaysia to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York: from the tropical heat and sunshine that are characteristics of the Southeast Asian nation to the blizzard that was pounding New York City in what has been one of the coldest winters on the east coast.
Yet the all-female Malaysian ensemble was undeterred by the “deep freeze”, as meteorologists called the steep drop in the city’s temperature; the girls, aged between 13 and 17, smiled and giggled as they hurried past New Yorkers attired in their thick winter coats and other paraphernalia.
As for the New Yorkers, they could hardly take their eyes off the group, which was clad in the long, traditional Malaysian silk dresses and pink hijabs.
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