Singapore Food Festival 2018 Celebrates 25 years of Existence

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The Singapore Food Festival 2018 is to feature quirky culinary experiences, much-loved local flavours and exciting chef collaborations while celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is making its annual return once again from 13 to 29 July 2018, with a sumptuous medley of over 20 gastronomic experiences featuring traditional and contemporary flavours of Singapore.

In conjunction with the SFF’s 25th anniversary, there will be a series of culinary offerings that are charmingly whimsical, inventive, and yet familiar, as the festival continues to stay true to its roots by shining the spotlight on authentic local flavours and culinary talents taking centre stage during this period.  SFF 2018 wants to honour generations of food heritage and showcase culinary creations that push the envelope on Singaporean cuisine and define its future.

Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “It has been an amazing 25-year journey for the Singapore Food Festival. Over the years, the SFF has cemented its place as the marquee event on our local food calendar as it welcomes local and foreign visitors hungry for a taste of Singapore.”

“This event is a celebration of our multi-cultural heritage as it is the only event in Singapore dedicated to showcasing local fare. By distilling the essence of what it truly means to be Singaporean, we believe the SFF will continue to attract visitors with its authentic, engaging and compelling culinary experiences each year,” she added.

Themed “ S a v o u r S i n g a p o r e i n E v e r y B it e ”, the festival not only emphasises familiar Singaporean flavours and dishes. With partner events held across three weekends, the SFF also aims to present Singapore’s rich culture and history through creative offerings such as craft workshops, cooking demos, and theatrical experiences.

The festival’s anchor event remains STREAT – a two-day long outdoor event. It is returning for its fourth edition and is this year even larger than ever with more exciting programmes, a bigger venue at Empress Lawn and extended hours. STREAT will operate on Friday, 13 July from 5pm-10.30pm, and on Saturday, 14 July for a full day from 12pm-10.30pm.