A Taste of Singapore

Singapore is located in the center of Asia. This made it an ideal location for trade, and a great stopover for sea travellers. In 1819, the British decided to build a port and colonize the area as part of the British Empire.

Singapore’s port was very successful, and it attracted a large number of migrants seeking work. People of Chinese, Indian, British, and Malay descent were among the main groups that moved to Singapore. Over the years these groups have all influenced the country’s culture and cuisine.

Chinese, Malay, and Indian are the main cooking styles that you can sample in Singapore. For example, I had a sweet coconut noodle dish called putu mayam for breakfast. For lunch, I had Indian curry, and for dinner I had Chinese spring rolls. I eat every chance I can, but I’ve only sampled a tiny variety of Singapore’s cuisine. It’s no wonder people from all over the world come to Singapore just to eat!