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Seasonings The National Day Edition 04 – August 2022

Seasonings The National Day Edition 04 – August 2022


 In this Issue


Before Stamford Raffles
From living in harmony with nature to expanding our repertoire of national dishes, indigenous communities have much to teach us about our national identity.

Anatomy of a Kampung
Hafizah Jainal paints a picture of Lorong Sarhad, the kampung where her mother grew up.

Foraging for Forbidden Fruit in Singapore
From ixora flowers to catfish, Hanae Gomez navigates the tricky terrain of foraging in Singapore.

Old Soul
Nor Hadayah recounts her family’s close ties to the sea and land.


My Nan and I
Theresa and Cheryl Noronha take Eurasian food from the past into the present and future.  

Thrice Upon a Place
Toffa Abdul Wahed unravels her family’s history and roots to Geylang Serai.

A Millennial’s Two Cents on How to Keep a Dying Trade Going
Judy Zhang reflects on her work experience at Sin Hon Loong Bakery and the challenges of a traditional food business. Recipe for sourdough kopitiam bread.  

A Man & His Farm
Pamelia Chia explores her grandfather’s life and role in Singapore’s farming industry in the ‘80s.


Becoming My Mother
Natalina Pereira shares about the unexpected journey of becoming like her mother in the kitchen. 

PSA: There is no canteen in Kampong Lorong Buangkok  
Delfina Utomo peels back the ‘unofficial national attraction’ side of mainland Singapore’s last kampung.

The Love Language of Food Souvenirs
Wee Ling Soh interviews Singaporeans on their habit of gifting food souvenirs.

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