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A Wedding, Singaporean-Malay style.

Weddings are always a happy occassion. Relatives and friends coming together to share the joy of the couple tying the knot. Here are some candid snap-shots of a cousin's wedding. In Singapore, the Malays usually will hold the wedding reception at the void-deck of the flat's block where they are staying or in community halls. Couples with bigger budget will have their reception in restaurants. My cousin  - the bride - had her reception at the void-deck. Very typical Malay.

A loving kiss from the groom to his bride

The happy couple.

The wedding cake.

Guests helping themselves to the food.

Chicken in spicy sauce. The chicken pieces are first fried. The spicy sauce is later poured over the chicken pieces. The spicy sauce is made up of grounded ingredients - shallots, garlic, dried chillies, coriander, fennel & cumin seeds, ginger and tomato paste.

Dalca - a curry. This curry is a vegetable dish. But, pieces of mutton are usually added to give it more flavour. The dish ingredients are - dhal, curry paste, potatoes, carrots, brinjals and string beans.

Briyani Rice - a rice dish cooked in ghee (clarified butter), full cream milk, sliced onions, cardamon, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, mint & coriander leaves, a sprinkling of saffron. Sometimes, raisins and cashew nuts are added.

Another spicy dish - Beef Rendang. The ingredients are - beef, dried chillies, shallots, garlic, ginger, galangal (blue ginger), tumeric. Herbs such as lemongrass, tumeric leaf, bay leaf and kaffir lime leaf are added to give a very fragrant and delicious smell to the dish.

A salad - cucumber, turnip, pineapple and green apple.

The salad dressing - spicy peanut sauce.

The dessert counter - bite-sized traditional Malay cakes.

Again the dessert counter - cut fruits.

Another dessert - an all-time favourite - banana fritters.

A member of the waitering staff.

The bride's nieces in their fine, traditional Malay attire - usually worn on special occassion.

Wedding guests - shot #1.

Wedding guests - shot #2.

Wedding guests - shot #3.

Cutleries and crockeries station.

The drinks station.

My daughter helping herself to the food.

My siblings and myself. I'm the one wearing the grey headscarf and traditional Malay attire called the 'baju kurung'.

The wedding venue - the void-deck of the bride's apartment block.

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Date Tue, 24/04/2012 - 16:59

Having clocked up 36 years of marriage myself, I would like to wish the couple every happiness for the future.

As for the photos, I think you have made an excellent job of caturing the day.


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Date Tue, 24/04/2012 - 17:11

A lovely blog with some nice pictures in.I hope you all had a good day and enjoyed all that delicious food.Well done and thanks for posting.


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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 05:44

what a lovely Blog,memories captured forever......


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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 16:14

A very interesting slice of culture and pleasing to look at, thank you for doing to the work to put it on, a like from me,regards Leon.

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Date Wed, 25/04/2012 - 16:38

a lovely blog and all that food has made my mouth water!! some super shots of a lovely day. thank you for sharing Smile

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still checking on you all every now and again !!!


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Date Fri, 27/04/2012 - 13:29

 fabulous blog and a great record of the day.  I just loved the pics of all the different chicken drumsticks & sausage rolls...  Smile

I'll have the beef Rendang!!  Looks delicious.  Thanks for sharing this special day.


Sheila x

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Date Tue, 02/10/2012 - 18:31


Somehow, I missed this great blog, I really enjoyed looking at your photos.  Smile

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