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Hawker Spotlight @ Singapore Food Festival 2016

Food is a universal common language that is able to connect people from all over the world together, all for the sake for the love of delicious food. In Singapore, we Singaporeans love to eat, from our very own local hawker food delights to international cuisines, there is something to try, taste and enjoy for everybody, from the locals to our international visitors.

The Singapore Food Festival 2016, from 15th July to 31st July, is a major event celebrating the diverse tastes and Singapore’s cuisine from the past and into the future. There a number of different food theme events taking place during Singapore Food Festival 2016 and one of the food events that strikes a deep chord inside me is “Hawker Spotlight”.

Hawker Spotlight 2016 is hosted at East Coast Lagoon Food Village. City Gas, Singapore’s town gas and natural gas utilities provider, is collaborating with Singapore Tourism Board to host Hawker Spotlight 2016. Hawker Spotlight celebrates Singapore’s prized food heritage and the long history of a different iconic hawker centre each year.Hawker food in Singapore brings Singaporeans together, it is also an awesome showcase for our friends and visitors from overseas to taste our authentic local hawker food delights!

During the media tour of Singapore Food Festival 2016 Hawker Spotlight, we were led by food connoisseur, Mr Moses Lim (I remember him fondly as a local comedian / tv actor!).

Let me bring you on a Hawker Spotlight tour of five distinctly Singaporean Hawker Foods – Popiah, Char Kway Teow, Satay, Curry Fish Head and Bak Kut Teh.

  • 东方虹美食 Curry Fish Head at #01-37 – Top 10 Curry Fish Head (2015)

Hawker food available: Tze Char

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Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 4pm – 12am (closed on Mondays)

Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 12am

  • 人工湖 Popiah at #01-40 – Best of the Best Popiah (2015)

Hawker food available: Popiah, Fried Carrot Cake

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Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 12pm – 10pm (closed on Tuesday)

Weekends and Public Holidays: 8:30am – 10pm

  • 韩家肉骨茶 Bak Kut Teh at #01-42 – Top 10 Bak Kut Teh (2011)

Hawker food available: Bak Kut Teh and Pig Trotters

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Opening Hours:

11:30am – 8pm Daily (closed on Monday)

  • 春香炒虾面。酿豆腐 Char Kway Teow at #01-46 – Top 10 Char Kway Teow (2008)

Hawker food available: Char Kway Teow, Fried Hokkien Noodles, and Seafood fried rice

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Opening Hours:

12pm – 10:30pm daily

  • Haron Satay – Satay at #01-55 – Featured in SG50 City Hawker Food Guide

Hawker food available: Satay

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Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 2pm – 10pm (closed on Monday)

These five Singapore Hawker food dishes, curry fish head, popiah, bak kut teh, char kway teow and satay are very popular hawker food that were well loved us Singaporeans. These are just some of the local hawker food dishes that we would introduce to our friends visiting from overseas!

There is much other awesome and delicious local hawker food to eat at East Coast Lagoon Food Village. Remember to check out the other hawker food stalls there too! I love my local Singapore hawker food!

I would like to thank Singapore Tourism Board for the invitation to Singapore Food Festival 2016 Hawker Spotlight.

Singapore Arts Festival 2012 – 18th May to 2nd June

The Singapore Arts Festival 2012 has started on the 18th May 2012, an awesome festival of many interesting, intriguing, exciting and fun events, performances, celebrating Singapore’s local arts scene and Singapore’s diverse communities. The Singapore Arts Festival brings greater vibrancy, recognition and development of the Singapore Arts scene, artistic and cultural lifestyle in Singapore, supported by international artists and performers. On top of that, it puts Singapore on the world map, becoming a vibrant cosmopolitan city, a cultural capital, with a vibrant and diverse arts scene. The theme for Singapore Arts Festival 2012 is “Something Ancient, Something Lost, Something Hidden, Something New“, the wide diverse festival programmes at the Singapore Arts Festival would bring you into that.

There are many programmes happening during Singapore Arts Festival 2012, there is something for the young and old, suits your family fun activities, or to watch, participate and enjoy at the Singapore Arts Festival 2012. The Festival Village is located at Esplanade Park, there are different sectors for different performing arts and events, it’s full of vibrancy and excitement. There is something for the kids too, the Kids Arts Village, filled with interesting activities for your kids to play and enjoy. That’s music, dancing, arts performances, happening at the Festival Village, the heart and action of many interesting and fun events and performances of Singapore Arts Festival 2012. That’s food and beverages there too at the cafe and bar, so don’t worry if you are having fun there and wanted to look for a meal and drinks!

I am covering the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 as a Festival Ambassador a.k.a Festival Photographer + Festival Blogger, it’s a great honour and great fun too, photographing, documenting and writing some of the arts performances and displays. While I can’t cover all the performances and events, I would try to bring as many sights, perspectives, photographs and stories of the performances that I watched, covered, documented and photographed. One of them was, The Lan Fang Chronicles 2012 (Installation Performance) that I went to watch, cover, document, photograph and write, do check out my Lan Fang Chronicles 2012 (Installation Performance) post here! Check out the photos from the Lan Fang Chronicles 2012 (Installation Performance) here on Flickr!

On 19th May, I attended/watched the following performances, they are great and do come down to Singapore Arts Festival 2012 and catch them live in action!

Flux 

Tangle

XII – In Search of 13

Claressa Monteiro 

Do check out the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 for more details and information on the extensive line up of interesting and exciting programmes from 18th May to 2nd June. Check out my photographs taken at the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 on Flickr!


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Next Face of Asia 2012 Finals & FSO 2012 Closing Party

A series of beauty, fashion and shopping events, Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2012 began on 16th March 2012 with a big bang, fashion walking down Orchard Road, transforming into the Orchard Road fashion runway to showcase the latest fashion collection. Thereafter, there were other fashion events over the weeks leading up to the Grand Finale – the Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2012 Closing Party and Next Face of Asia 2012 Finals, held at Shaw Lido Theatre on 27th April 2012.

The evening was fun and exciting, with guests coming in early for the cocktail reception and the ladies had a great time with the shu uemura Flash Lash touchup before proceeding to Shaw Lido Theatre 1 for the Next Face of Asia 2012 Finals and the FSO 2012 Closing Party. This is the first time, that a movie theatre is transformed into a model catwalk runway and it was really good ! The Next Face of Asia 2012 Finals was graced by many guests, business partners, fashion designers and supporters. This was also an excellent event to showcase Singapore as a fashion and events city and it was a great opportunity to cover the Next Face of Asia 2012 Finals and the FSO 2012 Closing Party event. The models of the Next Face of Asia 2012 Finals were very beautiful and along with the various fashion designs they worn and walking elegantly down the catwalk, it was simply awesome and mesmerising! The FSO 2012 Closing Party showcased male models with different trendy designs and styles too!

Paula V, 25 years old, from Indonesia, a tall and very beautiful model, is the winner of Next Face of Asia 2012 and let’s all congratulate her on winning Next Face of Asia 2012 ! With the Next Face of Asia 2012 crowned and enjoying the FSO 2012 Closing Party, the guests were treated to a private movie screening to end off the entire’s evening wonderful glamorous fun fashion modeling event! Here’s some of my photographs shot at Next Face of Asia 2012 Finals & FSO 2012 Closing Party !

I would like to thank Shirley from Singapore Tourism Board for this wonderful fashion event invitation!


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Chingay 2012 – Preview

Chingay 2012, a multi-cultural, spectacular, colourful and exciting parade of performers and floats, dazzling in front of your eyes. This year, Chingay 2012 will give all the spectators a very memorable experience with their extensive line up of performances, that is accompanied by lots of water splashing, along a waterway! On 14th Jan 2012, I was invited by Marina Bay Division of Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), to the Media Preview of Chingay 2012. I had a great time photographing and documenting my wonderful experiences at the Chingay 2012 full dress rehearsal.

Looking into a brief history of Chingay, it’s all about celebrating multi-cultural diversity and neighbourhood celebrations, dating back to 1973. Over the years, Chingay has progressed and transformed from a community heartlanders celebration and performances, into an international spectacle attracting both locals and international visitors and performers to Chingay in Singapore. Chingay Parade today is a very grand street and floats parade in Asia, showcasing our rich and vibrant multi-cultural society of Singapore, as well as embracing exciting cultures and colours from all over the world.

Chingay 2012 promises to be a splashing spectacular with the theme of “Love, Care and Kindness Everywhere”, it will take you through a very colourful and dazzling performances, encompassing love, harmony, friendship, community diversity and spirit. On the night of Friday, 3 Feb 2012 – Parade Day 1 at 8.30pm or Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 – Parade Day 2 at 8.30pm, coming to you live at the F1 Pit Building (Next to Singapore Flyer), Chingay 2012 will light up the 2 nights!

Here’s some of the Chingay 2012 Highlights 

– Dragon Dramatics

– Beautiful Cultures

– Dreams Realised – Love Our Children

– Engaging as One – Love Our Community

– Triumph Over Challenge – The Grand Finale

Chingay 2012 will be a spectacular performance, with lots of water splashing! The ticketing information is available here on their website. Do purchase your tickets and watch the Chingay 2012 performance live, you can’t beat the feeling of being there in the midst of the performances and celebrations!

Here’s some of the photographs of Chingay 2012 Media Preview – Look forward to seeing you at Chingay 2012 !


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