Kampong Glam Ignites with Passion

October 05, 2018 - 02:09
Kampong Glam Ignites with Passion

Passion@KampongGlam is a lively series offun weekend activities from 5 October 2018 -- 17 March 2019


SINGAPORE - MediaOutReach - 5 October 2018 - October 2018......The historical precinct of Kampong Glam will soon bepulsating with an exciting series of fun and entertaining activities for bothtourists and local residents from 5 October 2018 to 17 March 2019.


Deeply rooted in the colonial history ofSingapore, Kampong Glam serves not only as a flourishing centre of Malay andIslamic culture but a thriving tourist hub filled with an incredible mix ofinspiring personalities, interesting shops, vibrant cafes/restaurants and abuzzing ambience. Passion@KampongGlam is a weekend series of experiencesdedicated to bringing out the best of this enclave through a carefully curatedprogramme of food, music and cultural activities designed to appeal to bothinternational tourists and local residents in a six-month period.


Developed with the support of the SingaporeTourism Board's Experience Step-Up Fund, the series reflects the historical andcultural aspects of Kampong Glam in an engaging manner. Riding on the STB's new'Passion Made Possible' brand, the series encourages visitors to immersethemselves in the experiences and integrate with the community.


"Passion@KampongGlamis more than an expression of the affection and respect for this heritage enclave.The series pays tribute to this heritage enclave with an enjoyable mix ofactivities to appeal to all ages," explains Benedict Choa, Founder ofPassion@KampongGlam. As the co-founder of Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel, Mr Choaheads the collaborative group of partners tasked with this mission.


He adds, "We are passionate aboutsupporting the culture, businesses and attractions in this precinct. Workingwith the community leaders and stake holders ensures that the cultural legacyis carried on in a meaningful way."


The activities will take place from aFriday to Sunday from 4-6pm in a six-month period in the following format witha total of 72 days of experiences on a specially erected stage in front of theSingapore Visitor Centre on Bussorah Street:

  • Friday -- Cooking demonstrations with top chefs
  • Saturday -- live music performances
  • Sunday -- games and cultural activities


The cooking demonstrations will be hostedby prominent celebrity Chef Mel Dean and a halal food ambassador of Singapore.A recipient of the Honoree Entrepreneur Award from the Singapore Malay Chamberof Commerce (SMCCI) and the winner of the Halal Jampacked Food Bank withJamiyah Singapore, he has cooked for VIPs and been featured on food programmeson television and radio. The founder of Kapowww specializing in halal foodproducts, Chef Mel will share his culinary specialities through his innovative,interactive cooking workshops and live cooking demonstrations. Chef Mel willhost the demonstration with Resident Chef Oktay Sahin of REIS Steak House and adifferent guest chef every Friday.


On Saturdays, various musical artistes willtake to the stage including local indie musicians from the Sultangate Musicman featuringa repertoire of popular local folk songs, multi-cultural music reflecting thediverse heritage of Singapore and contemporary pop hits; angklung(bamboo tubeinstruments) performances by Ethnique Musique Connections and Dikir Barat.


Traditional games and cultural activitieswill be conducted for families to enjoy on Sundays.

Visitors will also be able to browse the kiosksand pop-up stalls stationed near the stage.

For more details on the activities, visit: www.passionATkampongglam.com.sg


Formore information:

URL: www.passionATkampongglam.com.sg


Instagram: #passionkampongglam

Enquiries: info@passionATkampongglam.com.sg