08 Aug '11, 1am

Why should an Indian family stop cooking their curry just cos the China family next door couldn't stand the smell?

Case 1: A family, who had just moved here from China, had resorted to mediation because they could not stand the smell of curry that their Singaporean Indian neighbours would often cook. The Indian family, who were mindful of their neighbour's aversion, had already taken to closing their doors and windows whenever they cooked the dish, but this was not enough. "They said: 'Can you please do something? Can you don't cook curry? Can you don't eat curry?'," said Madam Marcellina Giam, a Community Mediation Centre mediator. But the Indian family stood firm. In the end, Mdm Giam got the Indian family to agree to cook curry only when the Chinese family was not home. In return, they wanted their Chinese neighbours to at least give their dish a try. Case 2: A 40-year-old sales manager was shocked to find a note posted in one of the lifts of his Telok Blangah block. The anonymous w...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110808-0000102/Nu...

Comments

  1. 14 Aug '11, 4pm

    This is total discrimination and crap!To begin with this shouldnt even have ben mediated upon.U wanna come live in our country...then accept the culture along with it.Perhaps we should seek mediation to ask them PRCs to use mouthrinse, coz most of their breath stinks!How about that then?

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  2. 08 Aug '11, 1pm

    Why don't someone invent a Indian curry Sauce or chinese sauce that blend with their food prepared.The sauces must be heatable in a microwave oven with the packing and then blended with the food prepared so as to avoid the smells running out into other houses?

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