Why Singapore is very famous?

Singaporean cuisine derived from several ethnic groups which have developed through centuries of political, economic, and social changes of this cosmopolitan citystate. Influences include the cuisines of the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians as well as Indonesian, Peranakan and Western traditions (particularly English and Portuguese influenced Eurasian, known as Kristang). Influences from neighboring regions such as Japan, Korea, and Thailand are also present. In Singapore, food is viewed as crucial to its national identity and a unifying cultural thread, check here . Singaporean literature declares eating a national pastime and food a national obsession.

Food is a frequent topic of conversation among Singaporeans. Religious dietary strictures do exist; Muslims do not eat pork and Hindus do not eat beef, and there is also a significant group of vegetarians/vegans. People from different communities often eat together, while being mindful of each other`s culture and choosing food that is acceptable for all. Other than local Singaporean cuisine, it is also common in Singapore to find restaurants specialising in cuisine from a great variety of countries around the world.

Since its founding as a British port in 1819, Singaporean cuisine has been influenced by different cultures due to its position as an international shipping port. Singapore is geographically located in between the Pacific and Indian oceans but it also has the shape of a peninsula and an island at the same time, where various cultures and trades used to and continue to occur. Indonesia is located to the south, Thailand, China, the Philippines and Malaysia are located to the north and India is located to the west. Since Singapore’s position is between various Asian countries, there is a diversity in food and culture.

The culture of Singapore is made up of diverse influences from different continents and countries. This led Singapore cuisine to be mixedcultural society food. Singaporean cuisine has also been influenced by colonial history as it established itself as a British colony until the mid-20th century, when it became part of Malaysia before independence from the early 19th century. Singapore was also occupied by the Empire of Japan during World War II. Read more…

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