The Temasek Trails - On the Makan Jalan Trail - 28 September 2003, Sunday

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Post by The Trail Rangers » Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:44 pm

The Trail Rangers are delighted to invite you, your family & friends to join us on our next Trail - the Makan Jalan Trail on 28 September 2003 - to sample the streetfare of Singapore on a walk through the colorful Geylang neighbourhood.

Looking forward to seeing you.....


Best Regards,

The Trail Rangers

Email : temasek_trails@yahoo.com
Web : www.geocities.com/temasek_trails


THE TEMASEK TRAILS - ON THE MAKAN JALAN TRAIL

WHEN
28 September 2003, Sunday, 6.00pm to 10.30pm


PICK-UP & DROP-OFF POINTS
The Trails mobile will pick you up from and drop you off at the car-park of 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue (INSEAD campus).


THE DAMAGE
S$40 (for students) S$50 (other) covers talks, transport to & from pick-up point & food featured (but excluding drinks)


BOOKING THE TRAIL
For more information and booking details, visit our webpage at http://www.geocities.com/temasek_trails (click "Booking a Trail" and "Making Payment" options). Do book before 22 September 2003 to secure your place!

For questions on the Trail, please email us at [email]temasek_trails@yahoo.com.[/email]


ON THE MAKAN JALAN# TRAIL

Follow The Trail Rangers on a gastronomic walk through the colorful streets of Geylang. This area is not only synonymous with one of the few legalized red-light districts in Singapore but is also home to some of local best-kept hawker fare secrets. The lorongs (or "streets" in Malay) are numbered 1 to 42 eastward with the notorious zones in the even teens and the great night makan haunts all over. Even if you are not too odd, you'ld be well-advised to stay on the odd side of Geylang


This evening, let our Trail Guru introduce you to such yummilicious hawker cuisine as :

· PRAWN NOODLES
Oodles of yellow fujian noodles topped with jumbo prawns & bean sprouts in a rich and flavorful broth made by stewing pork ribs for hours.

· DIM SUM
Sample shao mai (steamed open dumplings with pork, shrimp & mushrooms), cha shao bao (soft, fluffy steamed barbequed pork buns), xia jiao (steamed rice flour dumplings exploding with fresh shrimp and minced bamboo shoots), luo bo gao (fried carrot cake which is crispy on the outside but soft on the inside with shreds of turnip, carrots, bits of dried shrimps, dried mushrooms and Chinese sausages).

· BEEF KWAY TEOW
Fried Chinese, flat, rice noodles served with extremely tender slices of beef bathed in a savory black bean sauce.

· DOU HUA & YU TIAO
Silky-smooth beancurd that glides down the throat served with foot-long strips of twisted, deep-fried dough.

· ONDE-ONDE
Sticky glutinous rice balls, which burst in the mouth to yield a generous core of molten gula melaka (fragrant brown sugar).

· Finally, accept our challenge to savor the fragrance (or pungence!) of the exotic king of fruits - durians - at the brightly-lit rows of roadside fruit stalls along Sims Avenue. If you are gamed, the stall-holder will even teach you how to select one of these fruits like a connoisseur (WARNING : it involves shaking & sniffing the thorny monster!).


Definitely not recommended for faint-hearted palates and calorie-watchers!


THE TRAIL GURU
Your Trail Guru for the evening will be Mrs Rosalind Mowe the editor of "Southeast Asian Specialties - A Culinary Journey through Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia" – a book on the culture, ingredients and recipes of regional treats. She also co-authored a travel guide on alternative Singapore – "The Secret Map of Singapore". In addition, she has published several cookbooks together with Zarina Ibrahim. Mrs Mowe was born and raised in Singapore, the second of six children from a marriage between a Eurasian mother and an Indian father. After graduating from the Teachers Training College, she taught English, literature and art. During her teaching years, she was also a frequent news presenter on Singapore radio.

Mrs Mowe's books will be available for browsing & sale during the Trail (German, Italian & French editions are available online at Amazon).


WHAT TO WEAR & BRING ALONG
Dress coolly and wear comfy walking shoes. Bring a voracious appetite and an adventurous palate.

We look forward to having you with us!! Meanwhile, visit us at our webpage http://www.geocities.com/temasek_trails


# "makan" is Malay for "eat" & ""jalan" is for walk"


Note : although individual utensils (such as chopsticks, spoons & bowls) will be available, local hawker fare is predominantly communal in nature.

IMPORTANT: Trails sold are subject to terms contained in The Fine Print found on our website http://www.geocities.com/temasek_trails


WHAT ARE THE TEMASEK TRAILS?
The Temasek Trails is an informal network founded by a pair of INSEAD alums. It aims to provide social & altogether sumptuous reasons for alums, expats, foreign talents & students in Singapore to get-together and have fun on a weekend whilst getting to know the place they temporarily call home.

Follow us on the Trails through the sunny island of Singapore, formerly known as Temasek. The Trail Rangers will take you through its economic history, trace its route to independence, venture into its heartlands, sample its gastronomic hawker fare, experience its multi-racial cultures, sail to its idyllic southern isles and even cross the Causeway to Johor Bahru for an insight into the relations between these 2 neighbours.

Our Trail Gurus including those who have lived through WWII and the trials & tribulations of Singapore's road to independence will share with you their experiences from very refreshingly different perspectives.

Fun Fun Fun

Post by Fun Fun Fun » Mon, 22 Sep 2003 4:19 pm

Wow this looks like fun fun fun on a major scale. A major fun outbreak.... :D

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