We wanted to visit Cultural places in Singapore with overseas friends. We took an MRT to Paya Lebar and walk owards the market. There was supposed to be a Malay Village, kampong of sort but it was run down.;(
We went to the Market and most shops were closed. There were a few food stalls open and food is great. You have to try the Malay Otak Otak. We forget the stall name but it was good. We always had nonya and chinese otak otak, balinese Ikan pepes, etc but this otak otak was closer to the ikan pepes and more spicy. There was also a stall selling noodle bakso(lamb noodle). It was great too. We also had ikan bilis nasi goreng. This dish is yummy.
Next we decide to walk around, went across to Joo Chiat complex but all that we found were material shops. It was indeed a disappointment. We wanted to appreciate the Malay culture and history.
Somehow, the tourism board of singapore needs to revive this place. We often build new housing , MRTs and Shopping malls but we need to concentrate on our cultural heritage. We may be losing them with the fast changing facet.;0
Not worth going except for the wide array of food. Chinatown and little India may be more attractive.
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