Malay Food Heritage: Ketupat Weaving
Ketupat is made of cooked rice compressed and wrapped in woven cocomut leaves and is a staple of the Malay food usually eaten with Satay, rendang and other dishes. It is served during special occasion especially during Hari Raya. To appreciate the craft, the children tried their hands at weaving strips of two different coloured paper. Although it took quite a while to get the pattern right, it was worth the effort and the children were proud of their work.
Malay Art Heritage: Wau Bulan (Moon Kite)
Kite flying can be traced back 500 years ago when Singapore was part of the Malay Archipelago. It is traditionally made of split bamboo and coloured paper with intricate motifs. The children watched a video on the origin and making of Wau Bulan. Only a handful of people in this region practiced the craft. Then they created their moon kites with crayons, coloured pencils, markers and tied strings at the sides.