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11th Singapore Food Festival

 

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World's longest satay line, spectacular banquets weaved from the classics, nostalgic dishes and dining experiences from the past, weekend celebrations of scrumptious food and fun, culinary workshops, food trails and more.

The 11th annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is the culmination of a six-month local food drive by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to celebrate and promote Singapore's unique local cuisine with a series of exciting island-wide activities to titillate, engage and delight the taste buds of Singaporeans and visitors alike.

True to this year's theme, "Let's Makan!", the month-long festival from 1 - 31 July 2004 will focus on the uniqueness of our local cuisine with its rich multi-cultural mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian and Peranakan influences.

Many of the festival's events, activities and contests delve into the very heart of Singapore's unique cultural tapestry in addition to food-related record-breaking feats and interesting culinary workshops conducted by local food personalities and celebrities.

Event Highlights

Orchard Road Carpark Food Centre circa 1977

A key highlight on the SFF04 calendar guaranteed to create a stir will be the staging of the alfresco hawker dining at the surface carpark along Orchard Road (opposite Centrepoint) which ceased operation close to three decades ago under the government's policy to re-site hawkers into hawker centres for health and environmental reasons.

Once Singapore's most popular night eating spot in the heart of Orchard Road in the 1970s, also known as 'Gluttons Square' amongst locals and visitors, this vibrant and nostalgic scene will be specially brought back during the month of the SFF in July 04 with over 10 food stalls serving perennial dinner cum supper delights such as char kway teow, fried carrot cake, oyster omelette, roti prata, rojak, nasi lemak and satay amongst other local favourites.

Other key events in this year's festival include the Singapore Heavenly Banquet, a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience that interweaves history with culture and passion. Two generations of chefs representing families of Singapore's "Heavenly Kings" - master chefs Sin Leong, Lau Yoke Pui and Hooi Kok Wai - will strive to cook up a gastronomic storm and bring back the glorious days of the 1940s and 50s when hosting elaborate banquets was an art form steeped in tradition and culture.

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