Events

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An elaborate setting for Wedding Banquets at Red Star Restaurant – Copyright © 2014 Daniel Chia. All rights reserved.

PAST EVENTS

August 2015:

Hungry Ghost Festival Auction Dinner

Members of Slow Food (Singapore) partook in the cultural experience of attending a Hungry Ghost Festival Auction Dinner on Sunday, 30th August 2015. Held under a large marquee at Lorong 7 Toa Payoh. It was certainly a festive and lively occasion enjoyed by members who had attended.

July 2015:

Kueh Appreciation Day

Slow Food (Singapore) organised its inaugural “Kueh Appreciation Day” on Sunday, 26th Juy 2015 at the ToTT Store on Dunearn Road. The event showcased hand-made local kueh from the various cultures in Singapore and included 3 kueh-making demonstration classes. This was a partner event of the Singapore Food Festival 2015 organised by the Singapore Tourism Board. The event was covered by more than 30 local and regional media outlets, and was attended by more than 400 people, with 180 attending the classes.

Balastier Makan Heritage Race 2015

On Saturday, 4th July 2015, together with Web In Travel (WIT), Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park, Society of Tour Guides Singapore, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and other stakeholders, Slow Food (Singapore) was the co-organiser of the “Balestier Makan Heritage Race”, an “Amazing Race” type event centred around Food Heritage in the Balestier District. There were 141 participants and the event raised $13,600 for the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home. Some photos can be found HERE.

June 2015:

2nd Annual General Meeting & Dinner

Slow Food (Singapore) held its 2nd Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 27th June 2015.  The activities for the previous work-year were shared with the membership and Auditors for the next work-year were appointed.

Dinner was held at Manhill Restaurant, known for its classic Cantonese dishes and paper-wrapped chicken.

May 2015:

Slow Food Day 2015 – Dim Sum Brunch

Slow Food (Singapore) celebrated Slow Food Day 2015 on Sunday, 24th May 2015, with a Dim Sum Brunch at the old-school heritage Red Star Restaurant. Members enjoyed the 1970s atmosphere and traditional taste of the Dim Sum dishes tthat are well known to Red Star Restaurant. .

March 2015:

“Slow Hei” and Lunar New Year Dinner

Slow Food (Singapore) celebrated the Lunar New Year of the Goat with a traditional toss of “The Original Yu Sheng” and a sumptuous dinner at Dragon Phoenix Restaurant operated by Masterchef Hooi Kok Wai who is recognised as being one of the four original Masterchefs  in Singapore who created the “Original Singapore Yu Sheng“.

January 2015:

At the Museum!

On 31st January 2015, Slow Food (Singapore) presented at the National Museum of Singapore, as part of their  “A Lighter Side of History” series, a talk titled, “Preserving Singapore’s Food Heritage in the 21st Century” and a demonstration of a traditional “lo hei” by Master Chef Hooi Kok Wai of Dragon Phoenix Restaurant, one of the creators of Singapore’s Yu Sheng. Some photos can be found HERE.

December 2014:

Terra Madre Day 2014 – Heritage Heroes Trail

On 6th December 2014, a group of members celebrated Terra Madre day 2014 by visiting 2 of our Heritage Heroes, Poh Guan Cake House and Thye Moh Chan. Details of the trail can be found HERE.

Temasek Polytechnic – Contemporary Special Tourism Lecture

On 1st December 2014, our president conducted a lecture on Food Heritage Tourism to 3rd year Hospitality & Tourism Management students at Temasek Polytechnic.

November 2014:

NEA Clean & Green Hackathon 2014

On 15th November 2014, our president acted as a mentor to groups that were working on technology based solutions to work on improving our Hawker Centres. This hackathon was organised by Clean & Green Singapore, a program of the National Environment Agency.

Singapore Writers Festival 2014

On 2nd November 2014, our president was the moderator for a panel discussion titled, “The future of our culinary scene”. A fruitful discussion about current issues and future trends were discussed by the panel, which included food critic Wong Ah Yoke, food blogger Daniel Ang, and chef/restauranteur Bjorn Shen.

October 2014:

1st Anniversary Dinner

On 30th October 2014, Slow Food (Singapore) celebrated it first anniversary with an intimate dinner at the historic Spring Court Restaurant in Chinatown. Everyone who attended, enjoyed the dinner which featured Spring Court classics.

Salone del Gusto e Terra Madre 2014

On 22nd to 27th October 2014, the president of Slow Food (Singapore) attended the 2014 edition of Salone del Gusto e Terra Madre in Torino, Italy. Many issues and projects were discussed with the various delegations, and projects will be implemented in Singapore. Some photographs from the Asia & Oceania Conference can be found HERE.

September 2014:

Yale-NUS College – Week 7 Program

On 28th September 2004, Slow Food (Singapore) organised for the Yale-NUS College Week 7 Project on Singapore Foodways, a visit to Heritage Hero HarriAnn’s Delights. the participating  freshmen were introduced to the history and culture of Nyonya Kueh. As part of their visit, they were treated to a demonstration on kueh making and were given the opportunity to make their own Ondeh Ondeh. Later the same day, Slow Food conducted a lively and interactive workshop to discuss “Preserving Singapore’ Food Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century”.

May 2014:

Slow Food Day 2014 – Heritage Potluck Dinner

Slow Food (Singapore) celebrated Slow Food Day 2014 on Sunday, 25th May 2014, with a Heritage Potluck Dinner at the residence of the Convivium Leader. Members contributed many local and heritage dishes to the potluck dinner, with many of the items being homemade or self-cooked.

March 2014:

Inaugural Annual General Meeting

Slow Food (Singapore) held its Inaugural General Meeting on Saturday, 15th March 2014.  The 1st Executive Committee was confirmed during this meeting, and a proposed Program for 2014 was discussed.

February 2014:

“Slow Hei” & Lunar New Year Dinner

The founding members of  Slow Food (Singapore) celebrated the Lunar New Year on Friday, 7th February 2014, with the traditional tossing of the Prosperity Raw Fish Salad (Yu Sheng) and a dinner of traditional dishes at the Dragon Phoenix Restaurant, operated by Masterchef Hooi Kok Wai who is recognised as being one of the four original Masterchefs  in Singapore who created the “Original Singapore Yu Sheng“.

December 2013:

Terra Madre Day Dinner

The founding members Slow Food (Singapore) celebrated Terra Madre Day on Saturday, 14th December 2013 with a pot luck dinner of traditional dishes at the residence of the Convivium Leader.

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