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The ScrupuIous Group

Chairman : Putri E.D.

: 1. Leoda L.
2. Mesi M.
3. Yudis T.

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An InspirationaI Thought
Make A !earI
By Harry Emerson Fosdick
Most of us can afford to take a lesson from the oyster.
The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this.
rritations get into his shell. He does not like them; he tries to get rid of
But when he cannot get rid of them he settles down to make of them one of
the most beautiful things in the world. He uses the irritation to do the
loveliest thing that an oyster ever has a chance to do.
f there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription: make
a pearl. t may have to be a pearl of patience, but, anyhow, make a pearl.
And it takes faith and love to do it.

A CuIinary Journey to Singapore in the 1960s
Katrin Figge | May 17, 2011
Popiah spring rolls is just two old-fashioned favorite on
the menu at the Singapore Food Trail. (JG Photos/Katrin Figge)
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One thing have always liked about Singapore is the abundance of hawker centers scattered throughout
the city. These centers, normally open-air, host a variety of tasty, authentic and cheap food stalls that
provide an affordable alternative to chic and pricey restaurants.

Singapore Food Trail is the city's latest addition to its long list of hawker centers, though this particular
center clearly stands out from the crowd.

Located near the Singapore Flyer, the city's massive Ferris wheel on the harbor, Singapore Food Trail is
a collection of 17 different hawkers who have run successful businesses for decades at various venues
throughout town. Some of them have been around for as long as 60 years, successfully passing their
recipes down from generation to generation.

The dishes one can find here range from fishball noodles and dim sum to carrot cake and banana fritters
popular dishes that can be found throughout Singapore. According to a report by Channel News Asia,
Select Group Limited invested 2 million Singapore dollars ($1.6 million) in the Food Trail project.

When visited the center on Saturday at lunchtime, the place was packed with hungry diners couples,
families and groups of friends who all stopped in to get a bite of authentic Singaporean food.

After taking a glimpse at each wooden pushcart, decided to try the Hainanese chicken rice. The stall at
Singapore Food Trail selling this well-known dish is a branch of Ah Huat, a popular hawker stand that has
proudly been selling chicken rice on Bugis Street since the 1970s.

As an appetizer, bought popiah fresh spring rolls commonly eaten in Singapore, Malaysia and

Ann Chin Popiah, which was opened in Chinatown back in the 1950s, is still operated by the same family.
t has several outlets throughout the city with its Singapore Food Trail stall being the latest addition.

The popiah came with a thin, paper-like wrapping and a filling consisting of turnips, eggs, lettuce, bean
sprouts and peanuts. They come with both chilli and a sweet sauce on the side so you can decide how
much spice you want.

t was a good choice to start lunch because the spring rolls were savory but not too filling, so there was
still enough room for my main course.

Hainanese chicken rice has always been one of my favorite treats whenever escape to Singapore over
the weekend. Often considered the national dish of Singapore, ordering it is almost never a mistake.

The Ah Huat chicken rice got was no exception. The chicken had an almost silky texture and the
aromatic rice, cooked in chicken broth with ginger and garlic, complemented the meat perfectly.

After finishing my meal, realized had only spent 7 Singapore dollars ($5.60). Given the quality of the
food, that is almost ridiculously cheap. But it is not just the authentic food that makes the Singapore Food
Trail worth a visit. t is the overall atmosphere that gives visitors the feeling they have traveled back in
time. The food stalls are lined up next to each other on a tarmac street, with simple tables and chairs from
the 1960s to create the proper ambiance.

Old street signs and boards give the venue vintage flair, as does a retro, and still functional, jukebox. To
complete the "good old days feel, other vintage pieces such as old radios, typewriters and an old
rickshaw can be spotted around the center. Even the provided cutlery and cups seem to hail from
decades past.

A little shop selling nostalgic knick-knacks, including clocks, gramophones, magazines and tea pots, is
given a prominent spot in the middle of the hawkers' pushcarts. Plenty of diners were seen browsing its
goods after finishing their meals.

Monika Pajatsch, a tourist from Germany on her first visit to Singapore together with her son, said she
was impressed by both the venue and the food.

"f lived here, would probably eat here every day, she said. " have always liked Asian food a lot and
this place is really excellent.

But it's not only tourists who like to come to the Singapore Food Trail, judging by the crowds of locals
eating together the day was there.

The young urban crowd seems to revel in the fact that retro dining is making a comeback, while the older
generation seem to be glad to have a place where they can reminisce and enjoy tastes from the past.

$ingapore Food Trail
30 Raffles Avenue
Tel. +65 6734 8829
Open daily from 10:30 a.m.

lor oLher uses see Slngapore (dlsamblguaLlon)
Singapore (
/s5(r)/), oIIicially the #epublic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-
state oII the southern ti5 oI the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north oI the equator. An
island country made u5 oI 63 islands, it is se5arated Irom Malaysia by the Straits oI Johor to its
north and Irom Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singa5ore Strait to its south. The country is
highly urbanised with very little 5rimary rainIorest remaining, although more land is being
created Ior develo5ment through land reclamation.
Singa5ore had been a 5art oI various local em5ires since it was Iirst inhabited in the 2nd
century AD. It hosted a trading 5ost oI the East India Com5any in 1819 with 5ermission Irom the
Sultanate oI Johor. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824 and Singa5ore
became one oI the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occu5ied by the Ja5anese in World
War II, Singa5ore declared inde5endence, uniting with other Iormer British territories to Iorm
Malaysia in 1963, although it was se5arated Irom Malaysia two years later. Since then it has had
a massive increase in wealth, and is one oI the Four Asian Tigers. Singa5ore is the world's Iourth
leading Iinancial centre, and its 5ort is one oI the Iive busiest 5orts in the world. The economy
de5ends heavily on ex5orts and reIining im5orted goods, es5ecially in manuIacturing, which
constituted 26 oI Singa5ore's GDP in 2005.
Singa5ore is a 5arliamentary re5ublic with a Westminster system oI unicameral 5arliamentary
government. The Peo5le's Action Party has won every election since selI-government in 1959,
and governs on the basis oI a strong state and 5rioritising collective welIare over individual
rights such as Ireedom oI assembly, an a55roach that has attracted criticism Irom organisations
such as Freedom House.
Some 5 million 5eo5le live in Singa5ore, oI whom 2.91 million were born locally. Most are oI
Chinese, Malay or Indian descent. There are Iour oIIicial languages: English, Chinese, Malay,
and Tamil. One oI the Iive Iounding members oI the Association oI South East Asian Nations,
Singa5ore also hosts the APEC Secretariat, and is a member oI the East Asia Summit, the Non-
Aligned Movement, and the Commonwealth.