Story: Malaysians and Singaporeans

Serving traditional dishes (1st of 2)

Serving traditional dishes

University of Otago students Mimi Abdul (left), Lili Mat and Jamaiah Sharif serve Malaysian food during an international food festival in 1998. Malaysians have come to New Zealand to study since the 1950s, either as private students or on Colombo Plan scholarships. In the 1950s they would have struggled to find traditional cooking ingredients, but today there are Asian speciality shops in all the main centres.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Monday 10 August 1998

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Carl Walrond, 'Malaysians and Singaporeans - Malaysian culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 August 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Oct 2015