“Ni wen wo ai ni you duo shen
Wo ai ni you ji fen
Wo de qing ye zhen
Wo de ai ye zhen
Yue liang dai biao wo de xin”
~ Teresa Teng
Imagine being serenaded on a dinner date in a five-star hotel with Chinese porcelain settings and shark fin soup as an appetizer.
Dreaming to the moon and back. Oops.
Well, we do want to entice you to remenisce your younger self back to the 1980s this coming weekend. And for those millenials, who missed the opportunity to breathe fresh 1980s air (not your known fault!), you are most welcome to experience what those before you, had the luxury to.
The 50cents Festival is happening again this year, at Chinatown Food Street (CFS). The two days event is back by demand from successful turnouts from its last three consecutive years. Last year’s festival was a nostalgic 1950s remembrance, and Singapore Food Festival is celebrating its 24th edition this July 2017.
What better way to exclaim longevity than to throw an 80s themed bash!
The whole CFS will be transformed and themed to 1980s galore, from the ambience to the sights and of course to the food! And you can expect that the price is 80s-relevant too! Daiso is uncompared to these, as most items in this festival will be selling at, approximately (ermm) 50cents. Yasss!! Finally, a total inclusivity to really submerge one’s self in the commercial era of local cuisines – the 80s. And no, it is not with GST. So, hurray!
Long-lost dialect dishes such as the Hakka Abacus Seed, Teochew Ah Balling and Hokkien Rickshaw Noodle are taking centre stage this weekend.
These local delights will give foodies an epitome of excitement to hunt all these rare dishes in one site – similar to those spawning of Aerodactyles and Dragonites on PokemonGo.
Other items on show also promises to attract families -young and old- to visit and enjoy quality time together. Interactive 80s games like hopscotch (teng teng), dress-ups and photo taking with 80s playground and old bustop backdrops, kacang puteh wrapped in newspaper articles at the mama shop and the forever singalong Xin Yao performances, will be there to engross your faith in Singapore’s sentimental heritage and culture.
Stay hydrated during your walk down memory lane with the authentic Ice Balls or ABCs (Air Batu Campur):
“Cherry cherry long chiam pass”
“Oh wah peh yah som”
So, hop on a ride down to the 50cents festival this weekend and relive that tight jeans and belly high waistlines skirts!
Event Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown, Singapore
Dates: 29 July 2017, Saturday: 12pm – 11pm 30 July 2017, Sunday: 11am – 11pm
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Grab these 2 days in a year chance now!
Ps: Snap all those memorable pics and share on #The50CentsFest .Now go to the moon and eat your hearts out!
This is not a sponsored post.