Seafood Treasures, Tales and Trails @ Kampong Gelam

Singapore‘s multi-ethnic landscape is a living testimony to a vibrant cosmopolitan city. The Malays play an important role in adding colours to this cultural tapestry. Every year, Singapore Food Festival identifies a unique theme to showcase our country’s diverse culinary culture and heritage, through a line-up of exciting programmes. The Malay culinary heritage is one of the key ingredients spicing up Singapore‘s reputation as a food paradise. Historically, many sub-ethnic groups within the Malay community are seafarers – the Bugis, the Baweanese and the Orang Laut. Folklores featuring sea creatures are hence abound in the Malay context, a legendary tale like “Singapura Dilanggar Todak” comes to mind. As these seafarers settle in the Malay Archipelago, among which Singapore was one of their favourite seaports, they introduced seafood-inspired cuisines to the locals. Other communities thereafter, began to adopt and adapt some of these cuisines into their own cooking traditions.

More than just Singapore‘s signature favourite, the chilli crab, there are many other seafood-inspired treasures that are yet to be discovered from the kitchens of many Malay homes and homegrown restaurants. Singapore Food Festival thus invite you to come onboard on a journey of discovery and satiate your palates with unique culinary treasures from the Malay kitchen. Bask in the sun, dine under the stars or simply soak in the unique ambience of Kampong Gelam. Experience that feeling of extreme joy derived from a fully satiated belly from an exciting line-up of activities such as Culinary Adventures, Masterclasses and Festival Food Street.

Culinary Adventures: Seafood Treasures, Trails and Hunt

Embark on an excitement-filled hunt as you scour through Kampong Gelam! A specially selected menu of delectable dishes from Kampong Gelam awaits to fill your bellies on completion as you bring home knowledge and a tiffin filled with culinary goodness! 

Start Point: Malay Heritage Centre, Visitor Centre


Date Time Price per Pax Price for 1 Parent & 1 Child
14 July 2012 (Saturday) 10.30 am – 12.30 pm $35 $60
15 July 2012 (Sunday) – NOT AVAILABLE 3.00 pm – 5.00pm $35 $60
18 July 2012 (Wednesday)

Guided by Warna 94.2 FM DJ TG


3.00 pm – 5.00pm $55 $80
26 July 2012 (Thursday) 3.00 pm – 5.00pm $35 $60
28 July 2012 (Saturday) 3.00 pm – 5.00pm $35 $60


Masterclasses & Workshop

Join us on a culture-rich culinary journey this July at Kampong Gelam, as we bring you some of Singapore’s best Malay chefs and cooks.

From the little culinary curious to the novice chef, we have something for all of you!


Masterclasses – Gedung Kuning @ Sultan Gate

Shoot and Post! with Dr. Leslie Tay (Food and Photography Workshop) – Malay Heritage Centre, Gallery 1

Cooking With Love with Sherry Myrna Join cookbook author and aspiring chef Sherry Myrna, as she prepares her signature recipe – Lemon Prawns, a quick-to-prepare elegant snack, as well as Soto Indrani. As an entrepreneur and busy mum who loves to entertain at home, Sherry understands that time is of the essence when preparing home-cooked meals. 16 July 2012 (Monday), 8.00 pm $65
bon appétit with Chef Amri

Chef Amri takes us on a voyage to France as we learn and savour the classics such as Crab Meat Salad with Mango, his specialty Red Drum Fish with Creamy Saffron Sauce and Lime French Lemon Tart. Known for spontaneity and a love for life, Chef Amri will also share his tips on how to fillet a whole fish! 19 July 2012 (Thursday), 8.00 pm $65
Shoot and Post! with Dr. Leslie Tay

(Food and Photography Workshop)


Dr. Leslie Tay of has tasted, shot and reviewed hundreds of dishes on his website. Learn and try hands-on the secret of his blog’s success on how to eat, shoot and post! 27 July 2012 (Friday),

4.00 pm



BOOK NOW! Call 6796 9331 or email to

– 10% off for PAssion Card Members for all listed events.

– 10% off Sherry Myrna‘s Masterclass, when you bring a copy of her book (10% will be refunded to the participants at the event)

 Participants can only enjoy one promotion at one time. Culinary Adventures, Masterclasses and Workshop will only commence with a minimum of 10 participants.

 Prices subjected to 7% GST. Other Terms & Conditions apply.


Festival Food Street

Come to Kampong Gelam’s very own Festival Food Street which promises a fine selection of mouth-watering cuisines from all over Singapore! Dine under the stars and soak in the unique ambience of Kampong Gelam!

Dates: 14 – 21 July 2012
Time: 11.00 am – 10.00pm

Venue: Sultan Gate



Fringe Events @ Malay Heritage Centre, Gallery 1


“Tales from Our Shores” Exhibition
Dates: 14 – 21 July 2012
Time: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm


Storytelling Session
Dates: 15 & 28 July 2012
Time: 2.30 pm


Book Browsing & Borrowing
Dates: 15 / 28 July 2012
Time: 9.30 am – 3.00 pm / 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm



How to get there?

Nearest MRT Station: Bugis Station

Nearest Bus Stop:

North Bridge Road, Before Sultan Mosque (B01229)

Buses: 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80,145,175,197

Jalan Sultan, Sultan Plaza (B01239)

Buses: 107, 107M, 961, 961#, 908

Beach Road, Opp Plaza Parkroyal

Buses: 100, 107, 107M, 961, 961#, 980


(Information, tables and design graphics courtesy of Singapore Food Festival website at


Organised by: In Collaboration

Author: Pujangga Malam™

Well-known on RIA 89.7FM as a controversial and sensational critic able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved into a distinguished blogger of reputable claim with takes on the Malay entertainment industry and football-related matters. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as I see, hear or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist.

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