Understanding Singaporeans: Why Do Malays Avoid Pork?
By Edmund Wee
Part of a series of illustrated guides to introduce young children to different races, and their beliefs and customs.
WINNER OF SINGAPORE BOOK AWARDS 2018, BEST MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG ADULT TITLE
Why do Malays use “bin” and “binte” in their names? Why are there two Hari Rayas? Why do women cover their heads? We provide the answers — and useful tips as well — to some of the most-asked questions young Singaporeans have about the Malay community, including why green is special to Malays.
Why Do Malays Avoid Pork? is part of a series of four illustrated handbooks, each with 20 questions and answers to promote understanding of the different races and cultures in Singapore.
Suitable for ages 7 and above.
Read if you: realise you don't know the answer to the title question.