I am one of those people that is always checking certain local Instagram feeds to keep tabs on what’s new in the local private dining scene. Most recently, some foodies whose palates are quite impeccable started posting about new pop-up Arang. The cuisine being prepared and served was “Modern Malay” – which is something you don’t see that often. In fact, as I began to look through the images of the food being served at Arang, they were things I have never seen before, at least not here in Singapore. The chef behind Arang is 30-year-old Nurl Asyraffie Bin Mohamed Shukor, who is currently working at Thevar. When I got a chance to speak to Asyraffie, he told me that while he has worked at some amazing restaurants (including Iggy’s, Cornerhouse and Gaggan), it wasn’t until he began working at Thevar that he discovered his true culinary calling. The parallels are noteworthy. Penang-born Mano Thevar serves a Modern Indian food that specifically celebrates his heritage – the South … [Read more...] about Creative Capital: Meet the chef behind the new pop-up offering ‘Modern Malay’ food
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PHNOM PENH: Cambodia on Tuesday (May 4) ordered journalists to stop reporting from blockaded COVID-19 "red zones" and from chasing ambulances as the country battles against a record surge in infections . The country has seen COVID-19 cases surge since February, when an outbreak was first detected among its Chinese expatriate community. On Tuesday, officials announced a record 938 new infections, bringing the total cases to 16,299 with 107 deaths. Authorities have transformed schools and wedding party halls into COVID-19 treatment centres as hospitals are running out of beds and Prime Minister Hun Sen warned the country was "on the brink of death" from the virus outbreak. Phnom Penh and adjacent city Ta Khmau have been under lockdown for 20 days and the government has announced the blanket would end from Thursday. READ: Cambodia closes markets to curb COVID-19, thousands plead for food But authorities said areas with high infection rates would remain under lockdown. … [Read more...] about Cambodia bans media coverage from COVID-19 lockdown ‘red zones’
Thailand- The Thai Retailer’s Association, in conjunction with the Thai Shopping Center Association, announced their hours for “Dark Red” zones in Thailand tonight which are stricter than those stated by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). You can read the CCSA announcement on dark red zones and the new color-coding system for Thailand here. According to both Thai shopping associations, they will adopt the following rules in “Dark Red” zones which are: Bangkok, Chonburi (Pattaya), Nonthaburi, Chiang Mai, Samut Prakan, and Pathum Thani effective May First for at least two weeks or until further notice by the Thai government: -Shopping malls will be open from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. (One hour stricter than CCSA rules) -Supermarkets will be open until 9:00 P.M -Markets will be open until 9:00 P.M. -Convenience stores like 7-11, Family Mart, etc. will be open from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. This is stricter than the CCSA rule from 4:00 A.M. to … [Read more...] about Thai Retailer’s Association announces hours for “Dark Red Zones”, stricter than Thai government rules
The following is a quick selection of frequently asked questions we have been getting to The Pattaya News about recently becoming a “Dark Red” zone along with Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and several other provinces. We have been getting dozens of messages and hope this will help clarify some of the most common ones. This is not meant to be a one-hundred percent inclusive list of every possible question and if you can’t find an answer we suggest calling the City Hall helpline at 1337. This is meant mainly for Chonburi, as provincial rules in the other dark red zones may be slightly different as governors have the right to strengthen rules (but not weaken them) set by the CCSA. We are mostly going to highlight things that are lesser-known, for the general rules see the links below. All these answers have been taken from Chonburi orders or checked with local officials. Keep in mind though, things change very quickly, sometimes within minutes, but this was correct at the time of publishing. … [Read more...] about Frequently Asked Questions about Dark Red zone restrictions in Chonburi and Pattaya
What happens when the workers who make a city function can no longer afford to live there? In Toronto, some paramedics are commuting from as far away as St. Catharines and Campbellford. Social workers are competing with their clients for housing. And cooks, who are turning out tasty fare in the city’s signature restaurants, are often priced out of the neighbourhoods they serve. There are a lot of people in their 30s working in Toronto kitchens who are still living at home with their parents, says chef and caterer Ang McCluskey, who has spent decades cooking and mentoring young kitchen workers. “They don’t want anybody to know because, frankly, it’s embarrassing,” she said. In an industry known to be long on hours and short on pay, Toronto’s housing challenges can be soul sapping for kitchen staff, McCluskey said. “When you’re a young kid or an apprentice and you are making $15 or $16 an hour, you will live with three roommates. But your life isn’t great and you know it. … [Read more...] about They cook Toronto’s food, and build its houses — but can they afford to live here?