The Takashimaya Chinese New Year Festive Celebrations 2019 (sometimes affectionately referred to as the Takashimaya CNY Fair 2019) takes place from 10 January 2019 to Sunday 3 February 2019 (the first day of Chinese New Year this year falls on Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019). As usual, the popular CNY Fair is held at the Takashimaya Square, the open event space at basement 2. We stopped by on the first day of Taka CNY Fair 2019 to have a look.Continue reading →
Oktoberfest is now celebrated in many parts of the world, including Singapore. This year we were at the right time and place to be able to experience Munich Oktoberfest 2018. It was a chance for us to get into the spirit of the celebrations and to get a feel of the passion that the Bavarians have for this event. This is short summary of what we saw and what we ate.
When is Munich Oktoberfest 2018?
This year, the Munich Oktoberfest 2018 is held from 22 September until 7 October 2018. The event is said to draw several million visitors each year. Which works out to several hundred thousand a day, with a higher concentration on weekends and from 4 pm on weekdays. It opens from 10 am to 10.30 pm on weekdays and from 9 am on weekends. We were there from 2 pm to 5 pm on a weekday. Initially, we could get entry into most tents that looked interesting to us. But from 4 pm onwards some of the more popular tents were turning away new visitors who did not have a reservation.
Once again the Takashimaya Mooncake Fair 2018 is being held in the Event Hall of Ngee Ann City, Singapore. Whether you are buying mooncakes for personal consumption or as a gift, one of the best places to shop for mooncakes is at the Takashimaya Mid Autumn Festive Celebrations 2018. The event takes place from Wed 22 Aug to Mon 24 Sep 2018 at Takashimaya Square, Basement 2. This year, more than 50 brands of mooncake vendors gather to offer their products. We share with you some general information and some specific mooncakes which were interesting to us.
How many times have you heard them say
The future is uncertain and everything must change…
One constant the test of times has stood
We Singaporeans always celebrate with food.
There is no lack of National Day theme food and flavours to help us celebrate Singapore’s 53rd birthday – from Red & White Scallops with Red Bell Pepper to Nasi Lemak Ice Cream. Here are some National Day specials to check out. Continue reading →
National Day Parade 2018 will be another engaging and emotive celebration. One of the highlights of NDP is the spectacular National Day Fireworks. If you are not catching the biggest party of the year at The Float @ Marina Bay this year, you can still get enjoy the dazzling fireworks while having a good meal in comfort. We suggest a few restaurants and F&B outlets where you can get a view of the National Day Fireworks. As not all areas of a restaurant will give you an unobstructed view of the fireworks display, make your reservation early and ask for the best table.