"Black-seed chillies in Lorong Lada Hitam ?" Singapore Off The Beaten Path Tip by Chyan

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Lorong Lada Hitam means Black Pepper Lane in Singapore English and Sanskarta. It suggests that this part of Mandai was once not an abandoned piece of land. There were vegetations of pepper right up to the Mandai River as pepper-growing by the Chinese immigrants is once encouraged by the colonial Government, Black pepper is a product of the unripe peppercorn Piper nigrum spike plucked, stored and fermented.

Some South American tourists interpret Lada Hitam as the black-seed chilli.

Lorong Lada Hitam can be renamed as Lorong Lada (Pepper Lane) to avoid historical confusion.

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2004
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