If you have been to Taiwan, you would not miss its popular night street markets. The well-known Shilin Night Market concept (Shilin Singapore) will coming to Singapore for the first time, spanning across an event space of 200,000 square feet, the night market will feature over 300 Taiwanese and local food and beverage, artisanal products retailers and partners.
Shilin Night Market Concept (士林夜市) will be held over two weekends, from April 19 to 21 and April 26 to 28 at The Grounds@Kranji at Singapore Turf Club.
Visitors can look forward to a feast for the five senses with its multisensory theme of 吃, 逛, 玩, 樂 (“Eat, Shop, Play, Fun”). Over the two weekends, the event is expected to draw more than 300,000 visitors with its wide selection of food, fashion, lifestyle and design goods, interactive arcade games, KTV booths, live music performances as well as massive lantern installations. There will be a massive seating capacity of 3,000 across five dining zones, you will be able to partake in revelries while enjoying iconic Taiwanese street food and beverages like chicken chop and bubble tea.
Here’s the full highlights of each of the four zones as follows:
i. Eat (吃)
Foodies will rejoice because their favourite Taiwanese food and beverage brands are bringing the game to the next level with exclusive menus at Shilin Singapore; Hot Star (豪大大鸡排) will be introducing a new Mala-flavoured chicken chop, Kazo will be teasing tastebuds with two special cream puff flavours; and ChiaTe Bakery (佳德糕餅) will be bringing the well-loved baked pineapple tarts to Shilin Singapore. The latter was introduced in collaboration with Klook, a world leading travel activities and services booking platform.
Gong Cha, the leading authentic bubble tea brand from Taiwan will be debuting their Bubble Tea Funhouse where fans can create their own concoction of the iconic drink with the unique flavors, toppings and colors available. In addition, the Taiwanese bubble tea brand will also be launching an exciting line of beverage in collaboration with an iconic pop culture artist, created exclusively to showcase the versatility of this renown Taiwanese drink.
Popular whisky brand, Jim Beam, will have a visually captivating pop-up bar serving uberfizzy Jim Beam highballs in an array of flavours.
Singaporean food influencer MissTamChiak will also be setting up a stall named Chiak Liang to sell the famous peanut ice-cream rolls from Taiwan.
ii. Shop (逛)
Given that artisanal products are a hit amongst night market aficionados, Shilin Singapore will be introducing famous artisanal Taiwanese brands such as Penguin Hand, MIHER茉荷 and MOOD who are in the accessory, fragrance and shoe cleaning trade respectively. Visitors can swing by MOOD’s booth for a complimentary shoe cleaning express service.
Singapore’s very own artisanal retailers will also be part of the experience, with Amusse and Cocoonese retailing handmade pouches and bags made from eco-friendly materials respectively.
Inspired by the iconic convenience stores in Taiwan, Klook, a world leading travel activities and services booking platform, seeks to delight visitors of Shilin Singapore with travel essentials such as shuttle bus passes to Jiufen packaged creatively into food items. Visitors are encouraged to strike a pose, snap and share the pictures taken with the travel essentials to stand a chance to win a trip to Taiwan.
iii. Play (玩)
Relive your childhood memories and unwind with 60 arcade gaming booths, including human claw machines and carnival games presented by The Arcade People. Karaoke fanatics will be happy to know that there will be eight KTV booths by POWER K, self-service karaoke booth chain, and open-mic sessions on both weekends for them to sing to their heart’s content.
For believers of divination, visit the fortune teller booths by the main stage to take a peek into the future, and hang wishes onto lanterns at the Make-A-Wish work-stop.
iv. Fun (樂)
Performances by local band and singers ‘Too Much Drama’, Ruth Kueo and Yokez will keep visitors company through the night as they eat, shop and play.
To complete the immersive night market experience, the event’s ground will be dotted with plenty of insta-worthy photo spots such as the 10,000 square feet lighted windmill forest (花 海) by Lanternfest Creative, and the Streets of Taiwan art mural wall illustrated by Taiwan-based mural artist, Debby Lin.
Movie buffs are in for a treat as local movie application, Popcorn Singapore, will be screening all-time movie favourites from 6pm each day.
Venue: The Grounds @ Kranji, Carpark B at Singapore Turf Club
Date: 19 – 21 Apr 2019 and 26 – 28 Apr 2019 (Friday – Sunday)
Time: 3pm – 11pm
Payment Mode: All retailers will be accepting payments in cash, contactless and cashless modes.
How to get there: The event is easily accessible from Kranji MRT station and from 15 March 2019, shuttle bus services will also be available via the Klook app at $3.20/ pax (one-way).
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