Komesah Kristang (Kristang for Beginners) by Kodrah Kristang

Presented by The Arts House



Kristang is the critically endangered 500-year-old heritage language of the Portuguese-Eurasian community in Singapore, spoken fluently by less than 100 people in the country today. Fresh from ten successful iterations of the free non-profit Kodrah Kristang ('Awaken, Kristang') classes for adult learners in Singapore, Kevin Martens Wong and the Kodrah Kristang Core Team will introduce participants to this beautiful language and develop their ability in conversational Kristang through fun and engaging games. Learners will also be introduced to elements of the language's history, heritage and status today, and will come away with a broader understanding and appreciation of the Eurasian community in Singapore and our island home's diverse intangible cultural heritage. 

Apart from this workshop, join us also for a talk by Kevin Martens Wong on 11 Aug, Sat 3pm, as he will walk you through Kristang's early beginnings in Portuguese and Dutch Melaka, and then through its hitherto hidden history in our island state. Beng prendeh di Kristang sa istoria kung nus

About Kodrah Kristang

Kodrah Kristang is an initiative to revitalise the critically endangered Kristang language in Singapore, working with the community to reawaken the language and bring it back to a healthy level of use. Find out more on


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