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New citizens pick up new skills at CC class

Learn new recipes and get to know more friends in the Singapore Culinary Journey series of courses.
January 7, 2013
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New citizens pick up new skills at CC class (From left) Madam Loy Ah See, Ms Chew Bee Leng, MP Jessica Tan, Ms Susie Tan and MrKoh Tong Seng, chairman of the Changi Simei Community Club, tossing the yusheng after it was prepared. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

ACCOUNTANT Susie Tan found out how to make a Chinese New Year dish - yusheng - at a workshop yesterday.

Along with 50 others, including new citizens, she learnt alternative recipes for the dish, such as using fruit and jelly for the salad which usually comes with the raw fish.

Ms Tan, 42, who moved to Singapore from Malaysia in 2005, said she signed up for the course as she had never made yusheng before and wanted to do something different this Chinese New Year which falls on Feb 10.

"I've only eaten the dish in restaurants so I'm hoping to try out the fruit yusheng at home. It's also a fun way to meet new people," said Ms Tan, who became a Singapore citizen last October.

Ms Tan, who is single, lives with her sister's family in Simei Rise.

The workshop at the Changi Simei Community Club was also attended by East Coast GRC MP Jessica Tan, who joined the course participants in creating one of the dishes.

"We don't have special events for new citizens. Rather, we want them to be a part of events that we already run...such courses give new citizens and residents here a chance to come together," she said.

The workshop was part of the Singapore Culinary Journey series of courses organised by the People's Association and conducted in community clubs islandwide.

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