WHERE PAST MEETS PRESENT
In today’s era of pop singers, heated controversial debates and society’s obsession with vanity, culture may be the last thing on our minds. Yet, it is what influences our daily routines - what you eat for lunch, the clothes we are used to wearing - culture surrounds us. Culture is a part of you.
More than that, culture has shaped us into the people we are right now. Believe it or not, I was not born with the innate ability to take spicy food. It was due to the Singaporean culture of spicy cuisine that I grew up with. So, without culture, who would we be?
Akin to a capsule, the elements of heritage come together seamlessly in this issue for you to discover your traditional self.
Turn through the pages and fresh perspectives await you. Ever wondered what cultural appropriation was all about? The Local Rebels, an online group, share their views on the increasingly popular topic.
Putting a modern spin on things, we discover the fashion tastes of Shafiyani Safiee, an online entrepreneur, who has a weakness for traditional outfits with a touch of present-day trends.
Tucked away in the corners of our sunny island is the last kampong of Singapore, Kampong Lorong Buangkok. Explore the village and its history as you revel in the sights and sounds long lost in the urban city.
Food lovers with a sweet tooth can look forward to a mouth-watering read with a comprehensive breakdown of different types of Kuih-Muih, complete with sweetness levels to boot. Talk about a sugary challenge indeed!
Sit back and enjoy as we indulge you in different aspects of heritage, that come with a twist - they are not only a part of your past, but a part of you today as well. The CATCH editorial team presents to you our very own ‘Culture Capsule’.