A Lighter Side of History: Pineapple tart-making workshop with Rita Zahara

Activity Space,
Level 3
11.30am – 12.30pm
$18 per person

Be it Hari Raya Puasa or Chinese New Year, many festive celebrations in Singapore are incomplete without the kuih tart klasik or pineapple tart. Rita Zahara, the multi-talented TV personality and author of Malay Heritage Cooking, shares her recipe and baking tips in this hands-on workshop at the National Museum of Singapore. 


About Rita Zahara

Rita Zahara is a bilingual TV presenter, newsreader, TV producer, TV director, lecturer, scriptwriter and journalist, who has now added entrepreneur and author to her long list of achievements. She was formerly a Channel NewsAsia journalist and a newscaster on Suria and ESPN, and has made her mark in producing, writing and directing many acclaimed TV productions that have been aired on local and international platforms.

Rita currently runs Reta Pte Ltd and Li Da Foods Pte Ltd. She has also named her bakery, Che Zahara Bakery, after her late grandmother Che Zahara Noor Mohamed, a philantrophist and community leader in the late 1940s to 1960s. Rita’s best-selling cookbook, Malay Heritage Cooking, taps on her late mother’s and grandmother’s legacy of recipes. Her cookies are available online at

Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum metus velit, ultricies sit amet odio in, sodales tempor sapien. In venenatis blandit augue a faucibus.