Things to Do This Weekend – 5 & 6 October 2019

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This weekend, head out to the Hawker Culture by Maybank on 5 October. Discover wines at Wine Discovery Weekend in Mandarin Oriental on 5 October or Straits Wine Wine Fiesta 2019 & Klook Travel Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

Hawker Culture by Maybank

Hawker Culture by Maybank

The inaugural Hawker Culture by Maybank features 12 heritage hawkers from Malaysia and Singapore this weekend at the Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay. (Enter from the entrance next to the turnstiles leading into Flower Dome.) It will be held on 5 and 6 October but only tickets for the fifth are still available. Enjoy your food in aircon comfort with seats and tables provided.

13 items on the menu are prepared by Kaw Kaw Burger from Kuala Lumpur, Kwong Wah Cendol from Petaling Jaya, Nasi Lemak Ong from Alor Setar, Roasted Chef from Subang, Robert’s Char Kway Teow from Petaling Jaya. From Singapore, there are Fu Zhou Poh Hwa Oyster Cake, Hawker Chan’s Soya Sauce Chicken Rice, Haig Road Putu Piring, Pandan Gardens Fishball Noodles and Laksa, Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh and Rong Guang BBQ’s signature stingray. Dishes at the event will be priced at S$4, S$8 or S$12.

Regular tickets with a value of S$16 credits in S$4 denominations are available online at S$17.50 for Maybank Cardmembers, S$21.50 for the public. You can purchase tickets at the door – S$20 for Maybank customers and S$24 for non-Maybank customers.

Or spoil yourselves with Premium tickets offering six dishes from any hawker, free-flow soft drinks, sparkling and mineral water and beer, dedicated seating within cordoned-off are and butler service. Maybank cardmembers online exclusive at S$93, Premium public S$123, At the door S$90 for Maybank customers and S$120 for non-Maybank customers. Additional orders can be purchased on-site as per public sales prices.

Tickets are sold by Lunch (1130am to 330pm) or Dinner (530pm to 930pm) sessions. This is a cashless event. Major credit cards are accepted on-site.

Wine Discovery Weekend

As part of the annual Wine Discovery Weekend organised by Ewineasia.com, the Wine Discovery Walkabout Tasting returns on Saturday 5 October from 11 am to 5 pm at Mandarin Oriental, Garden Suite on Level 5 with over 120 varieties of wines from over 40 wineries for tasting.  The ticket price of $45 includes a $15 voucher that can be used towards wine purchases.  

In addition to the walkabout tasting, there will be 4 masterclass sessions that will respectively take attendees through the regions of Champagne, Languedoc, Tuscany and Rhone Valley.  Each masterclass is limited to 24 seats and priced at $15 per person. Visit https://www.winediscoveryweekend.com for more information on the above and for details on Wine Discovery Weekend 2019 wine-and-dine programme.

Straits Wine Wine Fiesta 2019

Wine Fiesta 2019 returns 4 to 6 October 2019 at The Gallery in Grand Hyatt Singapore with an all-inclusive gourmet food and wine pairing experience. The Straits Wine Company has added the gourmet food element to accompany the wines in the 12th edition of this wine festival.

Chef Gregor Streun, Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Executive Sous Chef has curated a special menu to pair with wines from Australia & New Zealand, Austria & Germany, France & Spain, Italy and USA.

Wine Fiesta on 5 and 6 October 2019 are priced at S$88 and S$78 respectively. Purchase tickets in parties of four at S$75 and S$65 respectively.

Guests at Wine Fiesta will discover over 200 wines with the winemakers and pairing including the sustainable spencer gulf prawn cocktail with freshly shucked oyster with mignonette, lemon and tabasco, a green pea risotto with goat cheese feta, mint and preserved lemon and a Beef-BBQ rubbed house brisket with chimichurri sauce.

Purchase your tickets at Wine Fiesta 2019 or at any of the nine Straits Wine Company Retail Shops in Singapore.

Klook Travel Festival

The first-ever Klook Travel Festivawill be held at Suntec City Convention Centre this weekend from 11 am to 9 pm on 5 and 6 October 2019. The one-of-a-kind experiential travel fair features personalities who will share travel tips, as well as event-exclusive discounts and travel essentials, go on sale. Visitors stand a chance to win attractive prizes valued at a total of S$50,000. Klook Travel Festival is your one-stop-shop for all your travel needs including flights and accommodation provided by Agoda, Scoot and Thai Airways as well as travel essentials by Shopee or insurance by Tiq by Etiqa Insurance.

The first 500 visitors each day will receive a goodie bag of discount vouchers from Agoda, Sephora, Klook and GoPro. The first 100 visitors who spend S$1,500 and more will be rewarded with prizes ranging from S$100 Klook vouchers, Scoot flight tickets to Sydney or Perth, hotel stays from Agoda in Vietnam and Hong Kong and GoPros.

Be inspired by the travels of influencers and journalists from all around the world and listen out for their tips and tricks! Topics include:

  • Travel destinations that changed my life by NasDaily
  • Epic China, Superfast Trains by travel editor Lee Siew Hua from The Straits Times
  • Cheese, chocolate and adventure: See the best of Switzerland on a Swiss Rail Pass by travel correspondent Clara Lock from The Straits Times
  • JR Pass: The Best way to explore Japan by The Travel Intern
  • Best Travel destinations for Muslims by Have Halal Will Travel
  • Hidden Paradise Islands of Indonesia by Tripcanvas
  • Five GoPro Tips to help capture that epic travel moment by GoPro
  • The “How to’s” of Travel Photography by Tripeaks
  • Survival tips for a holiday with your kids by BongQiuQiu

Entry to the Klook Travel Festival is free. Download the Klook app for entry and join in the revelry by checking out with the entrance pass here.

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