What happens when you take a young chef out of the kitchen and ship them over to an offshore island? You get an appetite for adventure, cultural history, and (of course) food.

Having nothing to do with venerated saints,  the island of Sekijang had its original name misheard and mispronounced by the British to its current iteration: St John. Chef Malcolm Lee learns about the misheard moniker and other lesser-known details about St John’s and Lazarus Island with veteran researcher Dr. Hamzah—before ending the day with a grand platter of Ikan Chuan Chuan.  

This video was produced with the support of STB’s SG Stories Content Fund Season 2.

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