Last Friday, one of my fave persons Jeff @mrgrebe was visiting from SF and we were on our way to biking @eastcoastpark when we chanced upon a group of lovely ladies dressed in the traditional “baju kurong” having food at a void deck of a public housing block.
They enthusiastically invited both of us to eat with them since they were celebrating “Hari Raya Aidilfitri”.
Oh my, what a feast of yummy home cooked Indonesian food featuring tempeh and petai in different styles of cooking from sweet to spicy ! These “Sisters” or”Kakaks” from Java have been living in Singapore for a long time - ranging from 5 to 35 years. They typically earn a monthly wage of about 350usd a month as “domestic helpers”, working 6 days a week, sending money back to their families back in Indonesia monthly. They rarely get to visit their families and eventually form their own community here.
Besides offering us food, they also tried to teach us some basic phrases of Bahasa Indonesia since I’m learning Bahasa Melayu which is similar. So “enak” is yummy in Bahasa Indonesia and “sedap” in Bahasa Melayu. Useful to know!
To many, they were seen as poor immigrants and didn’t have much. For Jeff and I, they were lovely people who shared whatever they had and didn’t care where you came from. They pretty much invited everyone who passed along their way that day.
Such generous and open hearts!
So much joy and laughter were shared during that one hour.
Without a doubt, the meal was one of the best we‘ve had. ❤️
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