Synopsis: Food & Culture: Introduction to Singapore’s Unique History and Culture through Food
This gastronomical webinar offers students an opportunity to explore the historical and cultural dimensions of Singapore through its food. This session will introduce students to the concept of how food is an expression of identity, community and history through the unique food and culture of Singapore- a country which embraces ta wonderful mix of flavours from different racial and ethnic groups.Food has always been an important part of Singapore's culture and heritage. Our ancestors brought with them diverse tastes in food when they settled in Singapore and many of these are still enjoyed by Singaporeans today. In December 2020, the importance of Singapore’s food heritage was seen by the inscription of our hawker culture onto UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Students will learn how food is an expression of the country’s unique history and identity, and how it reflects the diverse communities in Singapore. The webinar will also take a look at the various developments that have contributed to our country’s rich food heritage: from traditional kuehs (or cakes) and the sounds of street hawkers, to famous Singaporean dishes now.
Ms Ooi Chen Ni, Pauline
Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Qualifications :MA (Communications), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
GDMM (Marketing Management), Singapore Institute of Management
BA (English Literature and Sociology), National University of Singapore
Profile/ Areas of Interest:
Pauline has nine years of experience in the publishing and media industry. She had worked as an editor for a variety of publications including tax, accounting, legal and business publications. She had been the publishing manager for Cuisine & Wine Asia, an F&B lifestyle magazine and had last been the associate publisher for The Miele Guide, Asia's first authoritative and independent annual guide to the region's best restaurants. Apart from having overseen and produced books, newsletters, subscription products, software products and magazines she had event management, marketing and public relations experience.
Having had great experiences teaching younger children in the past, Pauline hopes to inspire and motivate the youths of today again and hence decided to enter the teaching profession. She taught Communication and Life Management Skills modules at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Ms Chew Jie Li, Jeanette
Senior Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Qualifications :Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of EducationBachelor of Arts (Political Science),National University of SingaporeMaster of Science (International Relations), Nanyang Technological UniversityMaster of Education, University of AdelaideAdvance Certificate in Training & Assessment (Institute of Adult Learning)Certified LUMA Practitioner (LUMA Institute)Certified Cultural Intelligence Trainer (Cultural Intelligence Center)
Profile/ Areas of Interest:Jeanette has been an educator for more than 20 years, and she has spent much of this period piquing students’ curiosity in the world that they live in.
She considers herself to be more of a fellow learner than a teacher as she finds immense joy in discovering new knowledge with her students.
Jeanette recognises that everyone learns best in different ways and seeks to meet the learning needs of all who step into her classroom.
Her main interests lie in history, current affairs and food.
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023
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Meeting ID: 936 6465 2058
学习内容：Food and Culture
Topic: Introduction to Singapore’s Unique History and Culture through Food
主讲人：Ms Ooi Chen Ni, Pauline & Ms Chew Jie Li, Jeanette