Five things to do over the weekend of July 22-23

In the spirit of Singapore Food Festival 2017, there are many other events happening around the island that is based on the national pastime - eating. 

Choose from an array of workshops, bustling food markets and festivals that will bring your taste buds some surprise! 

1. Kueh Pairing Workshops

Photo courtesy: Rainbow Lapis
Photo courtesy: Rainbow Lapis

Enhance your cultural and gastronomic appreciation through hands-on kueh-making and pairing experiences with artisan teas, bespoke cocktails, or specialty coffees!

In the workshop series, you will get to learn more about the fundamentals of pairing principles, how to make a modern Singapore Kueh, and also the craft of tea/cocktail/coffee making. 

When: July 22-23
Where: Bar Stories 
Entry: S$80-98

2. Singapore Food Festival 2017

Photo courtesy: Singapore Food Festival 2017
Photo courtesy: Singapore Food Festival 2017

There’s no better time to eat like a local than at the annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF), where local culture, proud tradition and contemporary dining are served up on a platter.

There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a serious foodie or just curious to learn more through cultural tours and workshops! You’ll get to sniff out local hawker fare and the stories behind traditional snacks.

So bring your appetite for a feast of the island’s best.

When: July 22-23 
Where: Various locations 
Entry: Free

3. Singapore Tea Festival 2017

Photo courtesy: Singapore Tea Festival Facebook
Photo courtesy: Singapore Tea Festival Facebook

Discover more behind this aromatic beverage and explore Singapore’s rich tea heritage with over 18 local brands showcasing their signature tea blends, tea inspired wares and modern tea bites!

Get hands on with a series of workshops, talks, and other exciting programs.

When: July 22-23
Where: ION Orchard
Entry: Free

4. Sunset Social Market

Photo courtesy: Open Farm Community
Photo courtesy: Open Farm Community

Coincidentally or not, this year's Sunset Social Market will be bring you a special foodie-friendly edition curated around Singaporeans’ favourite national pastimes - eating and shopping.

The two-day market will bring together some of the island’s best artisanal bakers, gourmet grocers, small-batch producers, and modern-day hawkers - in a strong showing of homegrown Singaporean eats.

When: July 22-23 
Where: Open Farm Community
Entry: Free

5. Pasar Pesta 

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The concourse and waterfront at Esplanade will once again be transformed into a bustling marketplace with much to offer, in conjunction with the Malay Festival of Arts this month.

A wide range of delicious treats and specialty stalls await!

When: July 22-23
Where: Esplanade Waterfront
Entry: Free

Author
Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. 

Sometimes she writes with light. 

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