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Then, there were the Indian vendors who’d balance a wooden rack that was filled with kachang puteh on their heads, as they set about hawking the little delights. A Guide to Common Vegetables 32–33 Brassica alboglabra Bailey (Cruciferae) (B. When he started out on 3ha in 1998, he planted only four types of vegetables – chye sim, kai lan, xiao bai chai and Chinese cabbage. There is a Campong Bencoolen, Campong Rochore, Campong Kapor, a Campong Java, a Campong Bugis, and Campong Glam, – the first part of the island sold, and where the European merchants originally had their residences, but which has now passed chiefly into the occupation of the natives.Perhaps the most interesting part about kachang puteh is how the nuts were presented – in paper cones made from pages of old magazines, which one was prone to read when he was done with the colourful, tasty nuts. albiflora), a perennial plant with oval leaves and fleshy leaf-stalks which is eaten as a vegetable; cabbage mustard, Chinese kale. Though the Campongs Java, Bugis, &c., were probably first occupied by the races whose name they bear, no such distinction appears now to exist.My only purchase that day was a fresh kampung chicken for .50 and potatoes, which would serve as our Christmas dinner. [Mal.] Ipomoea aquatica, a perennial semi-aquatic plant of the genus Convolvulus producing long shoots with white or pink flowers, arrow-shaped leaves and hollow stems, which is eaten as a vegetable; water spinach. It’s not easy to determine which foods are in either category, but kangkong may be considered so [cooling] because it grows in water.2006 (Life Style) (from Straits Times Interactive), 26 November. Chee remarked that the accused had not asked him to arrange the site survey. Chee being displeased about this additional requirement of a site survey then scolded the accused in Hokkien saying “Kanna na bu chee bye tap pai la kuah choa qu tai chi” which means “Fuck you [sic] mother’s vagina, every time you survey there is trouble”.] 2002 District Judge Silver Packiam s/o Nurusamy v. 2006 Weekend Today, 9–10 December, 29 One of my favourite vegetables is kangkong, and the version served here did not disappoint.
Their motivation is to earn a decent living by selling the recyclables.
Informal recycling by the rag-and-bone folk is progressively replaced by institutionalised recycling programmes.
Although the aim of resource conservation remains unchanged, which is good, I am deeply saddened by the absence of the economic and social significance epitomised by our karung guni men and women.⅓ pounds avoirdupois; the kati contains 16 taels, and 100 katis make a pikul, or picul, literally “a load.” The tael, the kati, and the pikul are native words, but the weights they express are Chinese. 6, 112 Soon after the founding of Malacca Chinese annals under 1416 record.. is cast into small blocks weighing 1 kati 8 tahil or 1 kati 4 tahil official weight... Conversion of Local Customary Units to Equivalent SI Units ..
This topic arose at a recent group coffee-cum-complaints (or ‘kopi-cum-kau peh kau bu’, as we prefer to call it) session at a hawker centre. Singapore’s karung guni folk are the unsung heroes [title].. Since the early days, they have been the country’s recycling backbone.
The sight of an old lady struggling to push her load of recyclable material elicits sympathy among passers-by. I see the old lady as a karung guni or rag-and-bone trader. She and her karung guni trade perform some important functions in society. Without their backbreaking toil to balance an increasingly affluent throwaway society, we would be incinerating and land-filling a lot more rubbish.
gàilán: gài mustard lán orchid or blue; indigo plant (Chi.–Eng. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya 174 Kampong. It forms the prefix to the names of many places in the Peninsula, such as Kampong Bharu, Kampong Rawa, &c.