‘Pungki’ (Bamboo winnowing basket with handles on the side)

This bamboo basket or ‘pungki’ was used to collect and hold charcoal pieces for the cooking of ‘char kway teow’ (fried flat noodles). The dish was cooked over a clay charcoal stove (see XXXX-09122), as charcoal was fed through the small opening at the side.

Date/Period
1970s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 22.4 x 43 x 44 cm
Accession No.
2006-01389
Material
rattan
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Folklife Collection