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Alternative namesKueh/Kuih makmur
Place of originMalaysia, Singapore and Brunei
Main ingredientsButter, ghee and flour

Makmur (Malay: Kuih makmur) is a traditional Malay kuih. It was made from butter, ghee and flour, and served during special occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Makmur is identified with its white colour and usually in a round shape.[1]


The origin of makmur is somewhat uncertain and believed to be derived from the Middle Eastern Ma'amoul that was introduced by Arab merchants throughout the Malay Archipelago. Since then, makmur has been a part of the traditional kuih of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. In 2015, makmur is featured in the new series of Singaporean stamps.[2]

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  1. ^ Rahimy Rahim (8 June 2017). "Traditional kuih makmur gets a makeover". The Star. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ Rachel Tan (24 March 2015). "Traditional biscuits to be featured in new stamp series". The Straits Times. Retrieved 4 July 2017.