Singapore Stopover For Foodies




Singapore may be a new destination for you, or as with many travellers now a regular transit point. Do you fancy braking the journey next time? Are you interested in cooking?

Brent from Passport Travel was recently in 'Singers' at a travel conference and met an interesting lady. Ruqxana operates a series of cooking class experiences which are sure to enthrall any foodie.

Of particular interest was the class (and sightseeing tour) that goes to the small island of Pulau Ubin. Although Brent did not get to take this option he has found out (during discussion about these classes) that a close friend has been there recently and does concurr that going to this island is like taking a time machine back to the 1960's.

"The Lonely Planet Book" writes this about Cookery Magic:
'Perhaps the best classes of all are offered by Cookery Magic, run by the wonderful Ruqxana, who teaches a huge range of popular Indian, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese and Singaporean classics to small groups in her own home, or on field trips. '

This cooking class is conducted in a Malay Kampong house on  Pulau Ubin off Changi that is said to be 100 years old. It has a very small kampong community of only 60 people.  It still feels like Singapore in the 1960's with a laid back lifestyle. To get to  the island, we take a bumboat from Changi Jetty. It is a 10 mins ride. From the jetty on the island we take a stroll to the kampong house that belongs to Kamariah who was born and brought up in the house.  The traditional and little known healthy Malay dish,  Nasi Kerabu that uses wild jungle herbs, will be taught.

Click here to visit Cookery Magic Website


A Fantastic Fusion restaurant. now you purists, just have a look and maybe try it one day. They also offer some very interesting cooking classes.


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Anyone can learn to cook!

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Dinner parties to plan

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New cooking styles to try