Taiwanese Stomper's tribute to our pasar malams is full of nostalgia: 'Hope Covid-19 ends soon'

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A man has been enamoured with Singapore ever since he started working here almost eight years ago.

So much so that in 2016, he produced a 15-minute video showcasing the Lion City's beauty and shared it with Stomp.

Stomper Liu Kuan Ting now returns with another video in which he pays tribute to Singapore's night bazaars, more commonly known as 'pasar malams' and an integral part of our culture.

Liu, who is from Taiwan, said: "Ever since the last time I made a video introducing Singapore, I have always wanted to make another video about Singapore's night markets so that I can share with my friends and family about the various local food and carnivals.

"However, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, people can no longer go out as frequently and pastimes are now limited. Many food vendors also had their livelihoods affected.

"Therefore, I want to let everyone enjoy this video and reflect upon past memories about the nice experiences we had at night markets, where we enjoyed delicious food and fun fairs."

In Liu's two-minute video, a bustling crowd can be seen at a pasar malam.

Vibrant food stalls selling delectable treats from a variety of cultures as well as lively carnival rides and games add to the uniqueness found only at Singapore's pasar malams.

Ramly burgers, kebabs, vadai, tutu kueh, teochew meat puffs and brightly-coloured drinks are sights that will be familiar to most Singaporeans, each of them equally unforgettable and drool-worthy.

You might even remember getting henna done at a booth.

Stomper Liu shared: "I hope the Covid-19 pandemic will end soon and we can return to normal life, so that everyone can visit the night markets again to enjoy delicious food and fun fairs."

A Little Red Dot we might be, but our strength and resilience make us a force to be reckoned with.

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