A key event partner for the SFF, Chinatown Food Street (CFS) brings to life the retrospective element of this year’s Festival with an elaborate food journey steeped in heritage and nostalgia: The 50 Cents Fest!
To be held at CFS from 30 to 31 July 2016, The 50 Cents Fest will transport guests back to 1950/60s Singapore, as the entire food street transforms into a nostalgic “pasar” or street hawker scene. Set against a realistic backdrop, visitors can indulge in sumptuous local fare comprising more than 30 iconic traditional dishes served up by 20 stalls and a team of specialist mobile hawkers.
In addition to the thoughtfully curated heritage food selection, visitors will also be able to truly relive the 1950/60s experience with dishes costing as little as 50 cents. Just like in the olden days, when the value of a 50 cent coin was enough for a sumptuous meal, the endearing phrase “50 cents is bigger than a bull cart wheel” will ring true at The 50 Cents Fest.
Visitors will also be immersed in the bustling street bazaar atmosphere with old-school street buskers such as letter writers, calligraphers and fortune-tellers. Families can enjoy “kampong-style” communal activities like black-and-white outdoor movie screenings, performances by opera singers and martial arts professionals that promise loads of fun and laughter for visitors of all ages!
Don’t miss out on this one-time opportunity to experience 1950/60s Singapore at The 50 Cents Fest, presented by Chinatown Food Street!