Passion@KampongGlam is a lively series of
fun weekend activities from 5 October 2018 -- 17 March 2019
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 5 October 2018 - October 2018......The historical precinct of Kampong Glam will soon be
pulsating with an exciting series of fun and entertaining activities for both
tourists and local residents from 5 October 2018 to 17 March 2019.
Deeply rooted in the colonial history of
Singapore, Kampong Glam serves not only as a flourishing centre of Malay and
Islamic culture but a thriving tourist hub filled with an incredible mix of
inspiring personalities, interesting shops, vibrant cafes/restaurants and a
buzzing ambience. Passion@KampongGlam is a weekend series of experiences
dedicated to bringing out the best of this enclave through a carefully curated
programme of food, music and cultural activities designed to appeal to both
international tourists and local residents in a six-month period.
Developed with the support of the Singapore
Tourism Board's Experience Step-Up Fund, the series reflects the historical and
cultural aspects of Kampong Glam in an engaging manner. Riding on the STB's new
'Passion Made Possible' brand, the series encourages visitors to immerse
themselves in the experiences and integrate with the community.
is 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 of
activities to appeal to all ages," explains Benedict Choa, Founder of
Passion@KampongGlam. As the co-founder of Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel, Mr Choa
heads the collaborative group of partners tasked with this mission.
He adds, "We are passionate about
supporting the culture, businesses and attractions in this precinct. Working
with the community leaders and stake holders ensures that the cultural legacy
is carried on in a meaningful way."
The activities will take place from a
Friday to Sunday from 4-6pm in a six-month period in the following format with
a total of 72 days of experiences on a specially erected stage in front of the
Singapore 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 hosted
by prominent celebrity Chef Mel Dean and a halal food ambassador of Singapore.
A recipient of the Honoree Entrepreneur Award from the Singapore Malay Chamber
of Commerce (SMCCI) and the winner of the Halal Jampacked Food Bank with
Jamiyah Singapore, he has cooked for VIPs and been featured on food programmes
on television and radio. The founder of Kapowww specializing in halal food
products, Chef Mel will share his culinary specialities through his innovative,
interactive cooking workshops and live cooking demonstrations. Chef Mel will
host the demonstration with Resident Chef Oktay Sahin of REIS Steak House and a
different guest chef every Friday.
On Saturdays, various musical artistes will
take to the stage including local indie musicians from the Sultangate Musicman featuring
a repertoire of popular local folk songs, multi-cultural music reflecting the
diverse heritage of Singapore and contemporary pop hits; angklung(bamboo tube
instruments) performances by Ethnique Musique Connections and Dikir Barat.
Traditional games and cultural activities
will be conducted for families to enjoy on Sundays.
Visitors will also be able to browse the kiosks
and pop-up stalls stationed near the stage.
For more details on the activities, visit: www.passionATkampongglam.com.sg