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Kampong Gelam Food Trail with Khir Johari
Join this special food trail with Khir Johari, an independent researcher on Malay food ethnology, around Kampong Gelam and sample halal cuisine as you learn more about this unique historical district. Since the days of ra es, the port town that is Kampong Gelam has been home to both Malays and non-Malays whose unique cultures in uenced the area’s trade, culture and cuisine. Today, Kampong Gelam is a smorgasbord of avours, colours and scents from Padang, Java and places as far as india, Turkey and the Middle East. Don’t miss this chance to get to know Kampong Gelam through its food, people and history.
Who is Khir Johari?
Khir Johari is a collector and independent researcher on the history and culture of the Malay world with a focus on Malay food ethnology. He was born and raised in Gedung Kuning, in Kampong Gelam. Khir enjoys documenting oral history and gathering items of material culture, such as antiquarian books and maps, textile and old music recordings. He has a degree in mathematics education from Stanford University.
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