Tudung is a head scarf worn over the head by Muslim women in Malaysia. It is also called Hijab in Arabic term.
Tudung comes in all kinds of fashionable designs, from solid colour, colourful flowers, embroidered, to something modern and trendy. Sometimes hotels and banks supply tudung to their staff with their company logo on it too.
While most Malay women in Melaka wear tudungs, I occasionally run across women without them. Some say it is part of women’s rights to choose whether or not to wear them.