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The 50 Cents Fest 2018

Travel Back in Time to Our

1930s Colonial Era

28 - 29 July 2018, 11am - 11pm

This July, Singapore Food Festival (SFF) returns to Chinatown Food Street (CFS) for the 5th consecutive year! Themed Savour Singapore in Every Bite, this popular festival celebrates the diversity and rich multi-cultural heritage through the many facets of local food and their story.
Representing the retrospective element of this year’s Singapore Food Festival, Chinatown Food Street brings back the award-winning ‘The 50 Cents Fest’ event for the third consecutive year running.
This 2-day event held on 28-29 July 2018 will transport visitors back to 1930s Colonial Singapore, the era where early immigrants and our forefathers set foot to our shores. It will be an immersive journey back to our early beginnings through authentic 1930s food, ambience, décor and activities.
30s AMBIENCE & 30s EAT
To complement the 1930s gastronomic experience, foodies can also look forward to a complete multi-sensory journey as the CFS’s landscape will undergo a 1930s makeover by echoing the Neoclassical and Palladian architecture style and neon lights feature that were prevalent in 1930s amusement parks.
Indulge in multi-cultural fares introduced by Singapore’s early immigrants which some are not commonly sold today. The 50 Cents Fest will be featuring more than 40 dishes such as Fish Molee, Kerabu Bee Hoon, Kway Chap, Black Pepper Crab, Gula Melaka Ice Ball, Kopi Gu You and more!
Just like previous years, visitors will be able to enjoy the wide variety of colonial dishes from as little as 50 cents! Staying true to the name of this event, whereby one can truly relive not just the 30s experience but also the affordable pricing of the good ol’ days.
Not to be missed are the common 30s street activities like listening to an exciting story told by a traditional street storyteller or even getting a haircut by a back-alley barber!
This year, The 50 Cents Fest incorporates modern technology where visitors can virtually see and walk the streets of 1930s with the one-of-a-kind augmented reality walkthrough which brings iconic 1930s “characters” like the Samsui Lady, Coolie and Opium Smokers back to life.
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Event Details at a Glance:
Event Venue:
Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown, Singapore
28 July 2018, Saturday: 11am- 11pm
29 July 2018, Sunday: 11am- 11pm