Join us on an exciting adventure as you learn and eat your way through the Royal Malay district of Kampong Glam. We will visit Arab Street and Haji Lane, where wholesale fabric and carpet shops that have operated for generations now have to coexist with trendy cafes and “blogshops”. Despite these changes, we can still find centuries old Muslim cemeteries in the district and learn about the challenges of conservation.
Sample over 10 dishes of popular Singaporean Malay and Muslim foods. History of the district & of the “Sultanate of Singapore”. The Malays & Muslims of Singapore. Halal cuisines and haram activities. Trades and crafts of the Malay and Muslim communities. Shophouse conservation. Sultan Mosque & the former palace of the Sultan Istana Kampong Glam. Balancing conservation concerns & national development. Antique & Collectibles shop. Muslim cemetery and funeral process. Singaporeana trivia.