via Nation World News, 31 Aug 2022: Singapore has its own indigenous people, but most are assimilated into local Malay culture. Side note: If you’re in Singapore and interested in Orang Laut food, check out this home-based caterer Orang Laut.sg for a rare taste of indigenous Singapore!
Not many people know that the Orang Lut were the first indigenous people to live in the area of Singapore. Now his fate has been forgotten. how is the story?
Over time, the Orang Lut tribe assimilated the Malay culture and lost their native language. But the descendants of these seafarers revived their culture through food, as did Asnida Daud.
A visit to the apartment of his late aunt Asnida Daud always promised to be mouth watering, with the whole family sitting cross legged on the floor and eating with their hands as usual.
Asnida continues to cook the way she knows. Asnida did this when her aunt moved into a small apartment in Clementi, a residential area in southwest Singapore, not far from the village on the edge of Sudong Island, where she lived.