The 50Cents Fest – Buy a slice of nostalgia at Chinatown Food Street with 50 Cents

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The highly anticipated Singapore Food Festival (SFF) returns to Chinatown Food Street for the third year running! Themed Savour the Past, Taste The Future, the 22nd edition of this popular festival honours Singapore’s culinary heritage, milestones and the upcoming phases of food innovation and adventure.

Back in Time to the 1950s

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. The timeless favourites on offer include Sweet Noodles, Kok Kok Mee, Rickshaw Noodle, Ice Ball, UFO (Fried Oyster Cake), Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball, Mee Teh and more!

“50¢ is Bigger Than a Bull Cart Wheel!”

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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. View the List of Food Items on Sales at The 50 Cents Fest here.

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.

Fringe Activities

Visitors will also be immersed in the bustling street bazaar atmosphere with old-school street buskers such as letter writers 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!

The 50 Cents Fest – Singapore Food Festival 2016

Event Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown Singapore

Event Dates: Saturday 30 July 2016 3pm to 11pm & Sunday 31 July 2016 11am to 11pm


SFF Website

*Photos Credit: The 50 Cents Fest

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