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Episode 12: Celebrating Singapore: Exploring Ramadan in the Lion City

February 08, 2024 Truly Expat Lifestyle Blog by Paula & Rachel Episode 12
Episode 12: Celebrating Singapore: Exploring Ramadan in the Lion City
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Episode 12: Celebrating Singapore: Exploring Ramadan in the Lion City
Feb 08, 2024 Episode 12
Truly Expat Lifestyle Blog by Paula & Rachel

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In this episode, join host Rachel and a tribe talk panel, Yati, Urmila, and Farah, as they delve into the rich traditions of Ramadan, sharing insights from their experiences living in various countries. They offer a diverse perspective on this  Islamic month from Singapore to the Middle East.

As Ramadan unfolds in Singapore, Yati shares her childhood memories of fasting and the vibrant atmosphere in her multicultural neighbourhood. She explains the unity felt during the pre-dawn Suhoor meals and the joyous gatherings for Iftar, where families and friends break their fast with delectable dishes like Asam Pedas and Kebaya.

As the episode draws to a close, Yati, Urmila, and Farah invite listeners to learn more about Ramadan and its customs by visiting Truly Expat Lifestyle's comprehensive guide at trulyexpatlifestyle.com/ramadan/, where they can delve deeper into this sacred observance.

Join them in celebrating the diversity of Ramadan traditions and the enduring values they represent in communities worldwide.

Glossary:

  • Tarawih/Taraweeh: Special prayers from the Quran are performed.
  • Iftar: The fast-breaking evening meal of Muslims in Ramadan.
  • Suhoor: The pre-dawn meal consumed by Muslims before fasting.
  • Zakah: Almsgiving or "to pay alms" in Islam.
  • Azan: The call to prayer five times a day.
  • Asam Pedas: A traditional Malay dish of fish stewed in a spicy and tangy gravy.
  • Kebaya: A traditional Peranakan blouse paired with a batik sarong.
  • Baju Kurung: A distinctive Malay dress worn by both men and women.
  • Hajj: The pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
  • Hari Raya Haji: Muslim festival that falls on the 10th day of Zulhijjah.
  • Hari Raya Puasa: Marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.


Contact Information:

  • Email: podcast@trulyexpat.com
  • Facebook Page: Truly Expat Podcast
  • Instagram: @trulyexpatpodcast
  • TikTok: @trulyexpatpodcast
    Feel free to contact us with inquiries or suggestions or share your expat stories. We're here to help you navigate expat life with confidence.

Disclaimer: This episode explores personal experiences and perspectives on Ramadan. Individual traditions and interpretations may vary across cultures and regions.

Thanks for tuning in to our latest episode. Subscribe for more valuable insights and information for expats in Singapore and beyond.

Show Notes

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In this episode, join host Rachel and a tribe talk panel, Yati, Urmila, and Farah, as they delve into the rich traditions of Ramadan, sharing insights from their experiences living in various countries. They offer a diverse perspective on this  Islamic month from Singapore to the Middle East.

As Ramadan unfolds in Singapore, Yati shares her childhood memories of fasting and the vibrant atmosphere in her multicultural neighbourhood. She explains the unity felt during the pre-dawn Suhoor meals and the joyous gatherings for Iftar, where families and friends break their fast with delectable dishes like Asam Pedas and Kebaya.

As the episode draws to a close, Yati, Urmila, and Farah invite listeners to learn more about Ramadan and its customs by visiting Truly Expat Lifestyle's comprehensive guide at trulyexpatlifestyle.com/ramadan/, where they can delve deeper into this sacred observance.

Join them in celebrating the diversity of Ramadan traditions and the enduring values they represent in communities worldwide.

Glossary:

  • Tarawih/Taraweeh: Special prayers from the Quran are performed.
  • Iftar: The fast-breaking evening meal of Muslims in Ramadan.
  • Suhoor: The pre-dawn meal consumed by Muslims before fasting.
  • Zakah: Almsgiving or "to pay alms" in Islam.
  • Azan: The call to prayer five times a day.
  • Asam Pedas: A traditional Malay dish of fish stewed in a spicy and tangy gravy.
  • Kebaya: A traditional Peranakan blouse paired with a batik sarong.
  • Baju Kurung: A distinctive Malay dress worn by both men and women.
  • Hajj: The pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
  • Hari Raya Haji: Muslim festival that falls on the 10th day of Zulhijjah.
  • Hari Raya Puasa: Marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.


Contact Information:

  • Email: podcast@trulyexpat.com
  • Facebook Page: Truly Expat Podcast
  • Instagram: @trulyexpatpodcast
  • TikTok: @trulyexpatpodcast
    Feel free to contact us with inquiries or suggestions or share your expat stories. We're here to help you navigate expat life with confidence.

Disclaimer: This episode explores personal experiences and perspectives on Ramadan. Individual traditions and interpretations may vary across cultures and regions.

Thanks for tuning in to our latest episode. Subscribe for more valuable insights and information for expats in Singapore and beyond.