Rendang In The Kampong

Go back in time and wander through the jungle

  • Pulau Ubin, Singapore
NOSHtrekker, Pulau Ubin

Known for their knowledge of traditional medicine and jungle botanicals, Kamariah and Samsiah unveil the secrets hidden in Pulau Ubin’s tropical foliage. You’ll wander through the jungle as they point out the herbs and leaves used in their distinct Singapore-Malay cooking, and learn how generations have used the properties of flowers, leaves and spices to cure ailments, promote good health and enhance the magical flavours of their food.

Experience

Water wells, buzzing electricity generators and rugged terrain are not things most people experience on a visit to Singapore, but on Pulau Ubin, an island tucked away on the north-east corner of the mainland, you can travel back in time and experience life in one of the last remaining village houses in the country. At their home, eating is done in traditional communal style. Dishes are served on large platters known as “dulang” and the group sits around to share culinary delights and family stories.

Getting There

Guest need to make their own way to Pulau Ubin; please arrive by 11:00am. Take a ‘bum boat’ from Changi Ferry Terminal. The price is SG$6 per person, one-way. Hire a bicycle or take a taxi from Ubin Jetty to the kampong house.

Meals

Lunch

Cuisine

A classic Malay menu which might include slow-cooked beef rendang, roti jala, Malay salad and pandan-infused sweets.

Location

The Abdullah family home is a traditional wooden village house dating back more than 100-years, and is surrounded by lush green jungle which inspires their kitchen garden. The house is preserved by the sisters as a retreat from the city, and a place to introduce visitors to a way of rustic life enjoyed by their family through four generations. Memorabilia that recalls a different way of fishing and cooking is peppered around the property, and if you look under the house, the lime-green fishing boat of the sisters’ great-grandfather still remains.

SG$189/person*
Singapore 2.5 Hours 4 - 20 persons L

*A minimum of 4 people at $189, with each additional person $80

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