Singapore Teochew Festival is proudly organised and presented by the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan and celebrates the rich heritage of the Teochews in Singapore! It will take place from 25 September to 5 October 2014 at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza.
Teochew Nang, Ka Ki Lang… (We are One Teochew Family)
The tagline for this festival broadly translates as ‘We are One Teochew Family’ and the logo is an artistic rendition of a distinctive Teochew snack – the ‘png kueh’ or rice cake. Eight ‘png kueh’ are strategically interlinked in a circle to symbolise harmony, community, union and family ties.
The Teochew Festival would be the first time that the Huay Kuan has organised a festival showcasing Teochew culture on such a large scale. The Huay Kuan hopes to give the public a vivid representation of Teochews through enlightening glimpses into their daily lives, and to a larger extent also highlight an important aspect of Singaporean Chinese culture.
Be captivated by the Culture & Heritage, Food & Beverage and Arts & Crafts of the Teochew nang! Sprawling an area of 30,000 square feet and featuring more than 20 vendors. Grab the stored value tickets of $25 or $50 denomination to make your purchases at the event. Admission to this Teochew extravaganza is only $5 per person.
Foodies, you’re gonna want to make a date with these vendors!
• Oyster pancake speciality stall Ah Biao
• Jian Ye restaurant, famous for classic Teochew dishes of braised goose, jellied pig trotters and crispy chicken.
• Mi Qi – a sweet specialist that will serve sweet yam paste, roasted yam and sweet potatoes.
• Ping Ping Ju – a snack specialist that is well-known for homemade favourites such as rice cakes and dumplings
Not only will you be captivated by the vast delectable Teochew delicacies, there will also be chef masterclass by renowned connoisseurs, historical artifacts, unique arts performances, cultural showpieces, activities for the young and much more.
Learn how to make these big and lovely lanterns from scratch… You get a chance to weave your own lantern!
If that isn’t convincing enough, I promise you, this Teochew jingle will get stuck in your head after clicking play and will make you want to go to this event!
For more information about the festival, click here.
See you there!