If you're craving a short getaway as the month winds down, then count down the days to the long weekend ahead and hop on over to Singapore for an exciting roster of events. As the bicentennial year since Sir Stamford Raffles' arrival on the island, Singapore is unmistakably in a pervasive mood of celebration, even after the Singapore National Day Parade ended. If you weren’t there to witness the march, here are a few things you can do to catch up in their revelry.
The end of August will be a scrumptious one for Singaporeans (and conveniently, their fellow gourmands across the causeway). Apart from Equip&Dine Asia and SEAsia Café Expo, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre will also see the debut of Cafe Culture, a get-together of passionate baristas, chefs, owners and team members from a curated list of cafe icons across the globe, eager to showcase their crafts to the rest of the world.
Featuring 10 of the best cafe concepts from Denmark, Melbourne, Tokyo, Bangkok, Shanghai, Bali and Sydney, the event will be presenting 3 themes: Brew, Brunch and Bakes & Cakes, each catering for a distinct spread of gastronomic delights. To preserve their authenticity, each cafe brand will be sited in a purpose-built setting that best evokes its ambience and origin at their home ground. Most importantly, customers will be given the freedom to create their own menu pairings across concepts, affording them a transcontinental café pilgrimage in just a 2-hour visit.
The Cafe Culture Singapore will be at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre from 29 August to 1 September 2019.