Bukit Batok Ah Ma teaches neighbour how to fold pandan leaves into flowers at void deck
Kampung spirit takes on various forms in Singapore.
Sometimes it can just be a small act like teaching your fellow neighbour a new skill.
In a video shared earlier this month by Bukit Batok SMC MP Murali Pillai, a Bukit Batok resident, Mdm Chan Kieu, was spotted teaching her neighbour how to fold flowers with pandan leaves at the void deck.
The 25-second video showcased the 79-year-old ah ma’s nimble fingers as she patiently demonstrated the origami technique with a local twist.
The end product naturally gives off the scent of pandan leaves, usually used in cooking or found in cars to ward off cockroaches.
Here’s the video:
And here’s what it looks like.
Here’s a translation of the conversation in this video:
Chinese auntie: You make it like this.
Malay auntie: Oh fold it downwards?
Chinese auntie: Yes, fold it downwards. Then you tie it.
Murali: Wow, so pretty. Do you like it auntie?
Malay auntie: Of course I like it, it smells fragrant too.
Murali: Wah, you also have a teacher.
Malay auntie: Yes, we’re learning together.
Both aunties seemed to be enjoying this simple activity.
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