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SPECIAL EVENT PAST: MOTHER TONGUE FORTNIGHT 2020
(Note: The MTL Fortnight has just endeD in Term 3 Week 5. Looking Forward to the Next Special Event!)
(Note: The MTL Fortnight has just endeD in Term 3 Week 5. Looking Forward to the Next Special Event!)Mother Tongue Fortnight @ St. Stephen's begins in Term 3 Week 4, and this year's Theme is Traditional Food! Cuisine is the heart and soul of our heritage, the aromas that waft from our kitchens and hawker centres, the gastronomical language of our mother tongues.
Mother Tongue Fortnight 2020 @ St. Stephen's takes place amidst our fight against COVID, but we shall not be daunted. Our theme this year is Traditional Food, and how appropriate it is - much of what keeps everyone going during times of crisis is comfort food!
To us Singaporeans, the food of our childhood and our families are what define us as uniquely Singaporean. Perhaps the greatest Singaporean dish of all is the Rojak, and in that, there are all the different mother tongues' versions of it! Each of our constituent cultures has its own version of the Rojak, and we are made all the more richer in our Singaporean culture for it.
While English is our country's administrative language and connects us to the world of international business and science, our Mother Tongues connect us with our roots and cultures, the great Asian civilisations that our forefathers came from. Many years later, now, we continue to cherish that heritage even as we reinvent and fuse the traditional with the modern, and even combine the elements from our constituent cultures together!