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Punjab to Singapore:

History and Culture of Punjabi Immigrants

“Ek cup cha?” – hear this and you know that you are in a Punjabi house where anytime is Cha (tea) time. Join me in my home as I present to you the sea voyage my father and the many Sikh men before him took from their villages in Punjab (North-west India) to Singapore from the mid-19th century. Hear stories of how the Punjabi Sikh community, an ethnic minority in Singapore, continue to preserve and practice their religion and culture. And no home visit would be complete without a cup of cha and yummy snack of Pakoras (fried vegetable fritters) which we will prepare together. I’ll share my secret recipe for my special cha masala (tea spice) and savoury spice for the Pakoras.

1 - 4 pax: $350

5 - 6 pax: $450

7 - 8 pax: $550

*Free for children age 4 years and below

  • History and Culture of Punjabi Immigrants

    3 hr

    From 350 Singapore dollars

Home Visit

3 hours

Culture and Cooking tour

Private tour - Only your group & me

Includes: Ingredients for spice blend, 1 cup cha per person and pakoras

Comfortable attire.

Highlights of the tour:

  • The history of Punjabi (Sikh) immigration to Singapore

  • Occupations and contributions of early Sikh immigrants

  • Family heirlooms – artefacts of Sikh Culture that are at least 100 years old

  • Cultural and religious practices of Sikhs in Singapore

  • Learn how a Turban is tied

  • Evolution of Punjabi Fashion

  • From Spices to Cha (commonly known as Chai)

  • Make your own Cha spice blend

  • Prepare traditional Punjabi snack (Pakora) with your host

  • History and Culture of Punjabi Immigrants

    3 hr

    From 350 Singapore dollars
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