Ep 5: Languages of Singapore, Part 1: Bahasa Indonesia & Malay

Ep 5: Languages of Singapore, Part 1: Bahasa Indonesia & Malay


Sounds of Our City Episode #5

On this episode, we change it up a bit. Host Shida Osman uncovers the different languages that Singaporeans speak, as she strolls with her guests along historical monuments.

Shida’s first guest is Tatiana Gromenko, Founder of Singapore Guide Book, a digital magazine for Indonesian travellers. Tatiana is all the way from Russia and speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesia. Tatiana and Shida strolls along Tembeling Road, which is one of the originally the Peranakan estates in Singapore. If you could see the sights, the Peranakan Houses were rather colorful. Tatiana also got to try some local Peranakan kuehs (delicacy).

Subsequently, Shida chats with local husband & wife creative pair, Zee & Wan, Founders of PlayPause, a creative brand design company. Zee, Wan & Shida were seated at Kampong Glam cafe, right after they finished their breakfast of local Malay dishes, Lontong, Mee Siam & Epok-epok Sardine (Sardine curry puffs). The lovely pair recalls their grade in their Mother Tongue language, Malay (Shida’s too!), PlayPause’s humble beginnings and dishes into the rich history of the Kampong Glam area.

About Sounds of Our City Podcast Host Graham D Brown

Graham D Brown is podcast host of Sounds of Our City, Pitchdeck Asia and Asia Tech Podcast. Founder of Pitch Media Asia – Asia’s largest Podcast Media House. He is a regular public speaker on the theme of digital transformation, podcasts and storytelling, an avid podcaster with over 500 episodes published. Notable podcast guests include Tony Fernandes, CEO AirAsia. Graham is passionate about helping grow the Asian podcast market. He is also author of the report: Podcasting 2020 – A Playbook for Asia which contains case studies and statistics on the growth of podcasting in the world’s largest media market. Stay up to date with the latest episodes from Sounds of Our City by joining our newsletter at the end of this post.
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