Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Peranakan Folk in Singapore

Singapore is a modern city. But she has her fair share of architechtural buildings and conservation homes. The Peranakan culture is an appealing one in Singapore. One can find these apparent in the buildings around Singapore. Peranakan are Straits Born Chinese who adopt some prominent parts in Malay culture. The Peranakan speaks a different language, very much like a mix of Hokkien and Malay mixture. Peranakan culture can be found in mainly the East side of Singapore, like the Katong area.

In Malaysia, these Straits born Chinese also can be found in Malacca and Penang. The Peranakan women folk are all expert in cooking. They enjoy toiling in their kitchens cooking for families, friends and visitors. Some famous Peranakan food are Ayam Buah Keluak, Babi Pongteh and their foods are usually laden with lots of spices.

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