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Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
Cook, Bake & Makan at Dignity Kitchen ™ Plus Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour
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This Product Listing comprises 2 separate Experiences which can be booked on different dates:

  1. Dignity Kitchen Cook, Bake and Makan Experience
  2. Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour

The date selection above you have to select is for the DIGNITY KITCHEN Cook, Bake, and Makan Experience calendar. Do drop us an email or phone call to arrange the other inclusion (operating days may vary).

 

Dignity Kitchen - Cook, Bake & Makan Experience

Dignity Kitchen is Asia’s very first Community Food Court managed by people with disabilities. The Kitchen exudes a ray of light for its staff, with statistics showing that only 5 out of every 100 disabled persons in Singapore are employed. Here, staff are given comprehensive training, employment, and provided with lifelong skills to enable them to cast their nets wide into the world.

What’s more amazing about this place is the food! Think of super lemak laksa with sambal that will put traditional hawkers to shame, a particularly moreish rojak made with hae-ko (prawn paste) sourced from Malacca, Kolo Mee, Claypot Rice and Nasi Lemak.

The Kitchen is particularly novel in its methods of assisting staff with creating these incredible dishes. These include a pocket vibration notification tool that assists the hearing-impaired and specific training for the visually impaired on how to measure the size of notes and coins.

Combining our passion for hawker food, experiences, and a mission of engaging with communities that have been marginalized, Origin Journeys and Dignity Kitchen bring to you the Cook, Bake & Makan Experience!

On this exciting experience fit for all, you will learn about a day in the life of staff as well as partake in their wonderful creations.

You will be taught how to order your favorite cup of kopi-o, teh-c and kopi siu dai in sign language and actually practice what you have learned at the drink stall!

After that, challenge yourself with a draw-in-the-dark competition. This gives you an idea of the difficulty in getting work done without sight and how important a partner and community really is to a differently-abled person.

Finally, learn how to prepare all that delicious food from the pros! Your differently-abled partner will guide you in the preparation of two food items. Enjoy your own creation thereafter!

Contact us for Private Team-Bonding, CSR Programmes, and Group Bookings.

Origin Journeys' Hainanese Heritage Tour

There are more incredible stories to be told of the Hainanese people who congregated around the Bugis and Cityhall area; the Hainanese culture in these areas is still very much alive today. On this journey, we discover Middle Road, Purvis Street and Seah Street; colloquially known to the Hainanese community as the Hainan First Street, Second Street and Third Street. Visit the popular Hainanese food haunts such as the Sing Swee Kee Restaurant and YY Kafei Dian. Listen to stories of yesteryear and how the innovative descendants of the Hainanese operate today as captains of industry in a vast variety of fields. We also get a very special insider’s look into the Raffles Singapore and visit the uber-popular Sunny Hills store for tea. Come hungry!

Price Includes:

  • ^Cook, Bake, Makan Tour at Dignity Kitchen ™
  • ^^Origin Journeys’ Hainanese Heritage Tour

Need to Know: 

^Cook, Bake & Makan Session at Dignity Kitchen ™

Program Flow:

    9.00 AM - Guests will register at the Origin Journeys’ signage located at the Cashier Counter in Dignity Kitchen Food Court;

    9.15 AM - Short Presentation and Tour of Dignity Kitchen by the Event Facilitator;

    9.30 AM - Participants will begin with Introduction to Sign Language and order their beverage using the signs    demonstrated They will be served with a freshly baked muffin or pandan cake together with their coffee/tea; 

    10.00 AM - Draw in the Dark activity – 2 participants per team;

    10.30 AM - Hygiene briefing and distribution of Hairnets, gloves & aprons. Cook, Bake & Makan session commences with preparation of two food items guided by differently-abled staff and facilitated by the Events team;

    12.00 PM - Participants will enjoy the dishes prepared plus Q&A

    12.30 PM - Farewell & Departure

    Additional Information - Tour:
    • Child rates : valid for 7-11 years old accompanied by an adult
    • Duration: 3.5 hrs (9.00 AM to 12.30 PM or 2.00 PM to 5.30 PM)
    • Availability : Fridays or Saturdays
    • Please arrive meeting point 10 minutes before the tour schedule
    • Meeting point: Dignity Kitchen™ - 69 Boon Keng Rd #01 Red Building (S) 339772
    • Nearest MRT: Boon Keng MRT, Exit C
    • Transfers: No transfer provided to the meeting point.
    • Refunds: Tours are non-refundable once confirmed. No refund for no-shows or late arrivals.
    • Currency: Prices are in Singapore dollar, nett on per person basis. 
      ^^Origin Journeys’ Hainanese Heritage Tour (includes);
      • Afternoon Tea Snack at Sunny Hills include 1 cup of hot brew tea with a pineapple cake + a D24 durian love letter
      • Sing Swee Kee’s Chef OR Restaurant’s Manager to share briefly the story of Seah Street and Hainanese influence
      • Chicken Rice Workshop
      • A set of chicken rice include a cake, spring roll, pipa tofu, and xiao bai chye + a cup of barley drinks
      • Raffles Hotel Key Chain (one per person)
      • National Orchid Garden admission ticket (Free and easy)
      • English Speaking Guide 
      • Tour Guide System during the tour (transmitter and receiver)

                  Itinerary:

                  2:00 PM - Begin with hi-tea at Sunny Hills (tea set includes a D24 durian love letter (1roll) + 1 pineapple cake and 1 cup of hot brew tea

                  2.30 PM - Guide will take you on a slow walk through the Hainan First Street (Middle Road). Hainan Second Street (Purvis Street) and Hainan Third Street (Seah Street).

                  4.30 PM - Proceed to Sing Swee Kee Restaurant for Chicken Rice Workshop - includes Chicken Rice Cake Workshop (45 mins demo + workshop) + sampling dishes of Spring Roll, Pipa Tofu and Ciao Bai Chye + Glass of Barley (Hot/cold)
                   
                  5.30 PM - Proceed to Raffles Singapore and get inside access to its historical grounds and interior compound. Plus, a shopping extravaganza at Raffles Boutique
                   
                  6.00 PM - You will leave this journey with a beautiful memento in the form of a thoughtfully crafted enamel Singapore Sling keychain 

                  Additional Information - Tour:
                  • Join in Group
                  • Walking Tour / No transportation
                  • Child rates : valid from 3 - 11 years old 
                  • Duration: 4 hours
                  • Availability: Saturday 
                  • Tour Time: 2.00 PM – 6.00 PM (Afternoon Tour)      
                  • Meeting point: Sunny Hills (3 Seah St, Singapore 188379)
                  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before tour schedule
                  • Transfers: No transfer provided to meeting point
                  • Refunds: Tours are non-refundable once confirmed. No refund for no-shows or late arrivals.
                  • This tour involves a considerable amount of walking. Wear comfortable shoes.
                  • Bring own umbrella

                    NO DINE-IN SMM RULING
                    In the event, should the government impose No Dine-in  Safety Management Measures at all food and beverage (F&B) establishment under Covid-19 (Heightened Alert) Rules.

                    TAKE-AWAY meal will be arranged to replace the original dine-in tour component.


                    ^^Afternoon Tea Snack at SunnyHills -replace by
                    TAKE-AWAY Hi-Tea Set

                    • D24 Durian Love Letter (1rool)
                    • Pineapple Tart (1 tart)
                    • Cool Brewed Oolong Tea (1 cup) 
                    ^^Sing Swee Kee Chicken Rice Workshop - replace by
                    TAKE-AWAY Chicken Rice Bento Menu +  chef will demo 1set chicken rice cake
                    • Choice of Roasted/ White Chicken with steamed rice
                    • Choice of Spring Roll/ Thai Tofu
                    • Choice of Xiao Bai Chye/ Beansprouts
                    • Choice of 1 bottle of chilli sauce / green ginger sauce 

                    Excludes :  

                    • Transfers: Please make your own way to the meeting point

                    For Booking Enquiries:

                    Conditions:

                    • Advance Booking is required. Confirmation is subject to availability.
                    • Prices are in Singapore dollar, nett on per person basis
                    • Full payment will be required upon booking
                    • Booking is non-refundable once confirmed
                    • No refund for no shows/late arrivals
                    • Rates are subject to change with two weeks’ notice (should local attractions increase their rates.
                    • A minimum of 6 consolidated guests is required for the experience to commence. We reserve the right to reschedule your booking date or provide you with a refund if the minimum number of guests is not met for your booking date.

                     


                    Image Credit: SunnyHills / Sing Swee Kee/ Raffles Singapore  / Dignity Kitchen™