Wednesday, August 16, 2017

RWS Street Eats Showdown 2017 at Malaysian Food Street

Kicking off the inaugural RWS Street Eats, two accomplished RWS chefs have thrown down the gauntlet and challenged two renowned experts in cooking a better version of their famous national dishes!

Chef Lorenz Hoja from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Two Michelin Stars) will challenge Thai Chef Aom Pongmorn in cooking the best Phad Thai while Chef Benjamin Halat from CURATE will challenge Vietnamese Chef Steven Long to whip up the most amazing Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Rice Noodles!

Showdown Round #1
Chef Lorenz Hoja, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (RWS) VS Chef Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn, Baan Phadthai (Thailand)

Showdown Round #2
Chef Benjamin Halat, CURATE (RWS) VS Chef Steven Long, Sen Tay Ho (Vietnam)

Tasting & voting by media friends and pre-registered members of public

From 12 to 20 August, feast on authentic Southeast Asian delicacies from 20 renowned stalls specially chosen from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore at RWS Street Eats. Housed under one roof at the popular Malaysian Food Street, look forward to Restoran Damodaran Nair from Pahang, Malaysia, famous for its Sempalit Curry Chicken made from a 60 years old secret recipe; Nona Manis from Indonesia which will be dishing up their traditional East Javanese style Ayam Penyet (Smashed Fried Chicken with Sambal); Nhā Hāng Viet from Ho Chi Minh City whose full-bodied Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodles) recipe comes from Chef Đỗ Quang Long of Iron Chef Vietnam fame; Foon Ta Lop from Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market known for its “to die for” Papaya Salad and Thai Fried Chicken; as well as Singapore’s very own Kway Guan Huat Hokkien Popiah praised for its handmade paper-thin popiah skin.

Purchase an Event Special bundle of 8 Event Food Vouchers (Each worth S$4) and get 1 Complimentary can of Coca-Cola® (with an option to top up S$4 for a Tiger Beer), plus Gift Vouchers from Naiise, OSIM and SodaStream worth more than S$40.

Patronizers can kick back and relax at the Beer Garden with Tiger Beer and Strongbow Ciders, while enjoying live music performances and open mic sessions on weekend evenings. Too Much Drama, who is one of the resident bands at Switch by Timbre, will be performing from 6:30pm onwards!

There will also be Pop-up Booths like COCOLOCO, Four Seasons Durians, Durian 36, ecoWARE where you can further indulge. However, note that Event Food Vouchers are not accepted at the pop-up booths.

RWS Street Eats
Date: 12 Aug - 20 Aug 2017**
Time: 11:00am - 09:00pm (Mon - Thu)
         11:00am - 10:00pm (Fri - Sun)
Venue: Malaysian Food Street, RWS Waterfront, Level 1
For more information, visit

**The RWS Street Eats will end earlier at 5pm on 18 Aug 2017 (last order at 3:30pm) 
due to closed for a private function.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Skechers Sundown Festival 2017 Headlined by Local Talents

This year, homegrown talents like Derrick Hoh, FARRAGO, Jack & Rai, Jason Chung, Ling Kai and The Summer State, take stage at Skechers Sundown Festival.

  • Derrick Hoh, who emerged as the second runner up in Channel U's Project SuperStar in 2005 and gained nationwide recognition.
  • Ling Kai, the bilingual singer-songwriter, whose YouTube recording of ‘Larkin Step’ went viral and subsequently won the Red Bull Singer-songwriter contest, ‘Sing My Song’.
  • FARRAGO, a multi-ethnic band that took a bold first step in producing and releasing a full album instead of an EP and recently completed a tour in Tokyo.
  • Jack & Rai, whom first met while performing as soloists on separate nights at the local bar Barcelona, and after striking up a friendship, decided to quit their day jobs in 2006 - Rai as a teacher in Raffles JC, and Jack as a marketing executive at Sony - to focus on playing, writing and recording music.
  • Jason Chung, a veteran in the music industry, whom first carved a name as the winner of the 1993 Pioneer Karaoke Championships. Since becoming the lead vocalist of the band The Typhoon, he has wowed fans with his powerful vocals.
  • The Summer State, a local pop-punk band whom got popular with the single “I Do I Don’t”. Since then, they have opened for international acts like Simple Plan, Mayday Parade and Yellowcard.
For the past eight years, near 100 artistes from all over Asia have performed at the Sundown Festival with a diversify Asian culture and music. Artistes who have performed here include Shilah Amzah from Malaysia in 2014, Hebe Tien from Taiwan in 2011 as well as FT Island from Korea back in 2009 when the festival first organized.

As festival producers, Red Spade Entertainment hopes to use their network to provide the local artistes a wider platform to showcase their work, hopefully, spur the next stage of growth.

For more information on Sundown Festival, please visit

DATE: 5 August 2017 (Saturday)
TIME: Doors open from 4pm
VENUE: City Beach Resort, 8 Port Road, Labrador Park, Singapore 117540
Nearest MRT Station: CC27 Labrador Park

General admission - $15 (excluding ticketing charge)
Tickets can be purchased online through SISTIC
AGE RESTRICTIONS: No age restriction but photo ID will be requested upon purchase of alcoholic beverages

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunshine celebrates Singapore's 52nd birthday

This year, Sunshine celebrates Singapore’s 52nd birthday with a National Day Parade inspired pack for its range of Healthier Choice cream buns. These cream buns will be available from 1 July till 31 August. Sunshine Bakeries has been sponsoring cream buns at the National Day Parade and rehearsal for decades and will be sponsoring 150,000 cream buns for this National Day.

Beside this, Sunshine bakeries has also oruganized a Facebook photo contest where by consumers stand a chance to win tickets to the National Day parade, cash prizes of $1,000 each or a Singapore themed caricature of themselves with their loved ones by posting a creative photo with Sunshine Bakeries National Day inspired packs.

For July (submission deadline July 31):
1 x pair of NDP Grandstand tickets
2 x SGD1,000 Cash Prizes

For August (submission deadline Aug 31):
3 x Singapore caricatures of the winner
2 x SGD1,000 Cash Prizes

There’s no limit to the number of entries you can make, so snap and win now!
For more information, visit