Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bangkok Jam: Thai' Rrific Food Fest

On 22 October 2015, Bangkok Jam, which offers authentic Thai favourites, as well as dishes infused with Western style cooking; will be hosting a Thai Street Food Carnival, Thai’Riffic Food Fest, at their Marina Square outlet. The event aims to celebrate the diversity of Thai street food you can find at the streets and markets of Bangkok.

At the event, Bangkok Jam will recreate iconic street food items from the City of Angels, such as Kuey Teow Reua, pork and beef Thai style dried Boat Noodles, Khanom Buang, crispy Thai crepes, Ai Tim Ma Praw (Coconut Shell Ice Cream), all spearheaded by their Chef De Cuisine, Thongloy Wilaiwan,

 A Thai style iced popsicle-making machine will be featured, producing sweet, thirst quenching ice popsicles of  different flavours, such as Thai Iced Milk Tea.  Other street food at the event are popular dishes such as Tod Man Pla (Thai Fish Cakes), Peek Gai Tod (Fried Chicken Mid Joints with Thai Fish Sauce Marinade), and Popiah Tod (Deep-fried Spring Rolls). The Thai Chefs will also be doing live demonstrate of preparing their signature Spicy Mango and Papaya Salads.

What’s a festival without live performances? Local up-and-coming acoustic band, The Lost Box, will be singing some of your favourite tunes, as well as Thai songs that might ring a bell in your head.

Tickets will be selling at all Bangkok Jam outlets for $15 nett per set, with both $2 and $1 coupons that can be used to purchase the food and beverage items at the stalls that range from $1 to $5 for each serving. Bangkok Jam merchandise will also be on sale at the event.

Each set of ticket entitles the guest to one chance to the lucky draw, with the grand prize of a 2 nights stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Bangkok!  Customers also stand a chance to win Creative Eateries dining vouchers which can be used at over 30 outlets across Singapore.

For latest promotion by the Creative Eateries Group / Bangkok Jam, visit following:

Bangkok Jam Thai’Rrific Food Fest
Date: 22nd October 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Venue: Bangkok Jam Marina Square, 
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Images Credit: Creative Eateries

Saturday, October 3, 2015

An Exclusive Experience with Esplanade&Me Programme

Located in the heart of Marina Bay, is Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, which is established since 12 October 2002.  The Esplanade has been a iconic landmark, be it locally or internationally. Apart from her unique architectural cladding design, that is said to have a resemblance to either a durian (a tropical fruit) or the eyes of a fly; she is well established as a performing arts centre, where both ticketed and free art performances are available throughout the year.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Having had more than 31,000 performances and 22 million arts goers that frequent the venue, the Esplanade has recently launched the Esplanade&Me Programme in July, hoping to bring arts closer to the masses, and to engage with the art lovers.

Esplanade&Me Programme offers 2 types of membership: White and Black at S$50 and S$500 annual fees respectively.

Privileges include:
  • Receive a personalized card
  • Enjoy savings on tickets for selected programmes at Esplanade**
  • Enjoy special price for Esplanade Guided Walk/ Tour
  • Get exclusive invites to members only events and opportunities to go behind the scenes**
  • Be in the know with the e-newsletters from Esplanade
  • Receive special promotions at the Esplanade Mall
  • Receive 10 x$20 Ticket e-vouchers (Exclusive to Black Card Members)**
  • Priority Queues at Esplanade Box Office (Exclusive to Black Card Members)
  • Save 10% on parking (Exclusive to Black Card Members)
**Terms & Conditions apply

Still can't decide which card best cater to your needs?  Here's a quick glance to the list of benefits of the 2 cards for your comparison.

The Esplanade&Me is not just simply a card for arts lovers, but rather, a special pass to experience the arts, to go behind the scenes and be entertained, but also for the Esplanade to get to know you better - to be engaged with you.

Together with several other bloggers, we get to experience for ourselves, some of the activities of which the Esplanade&Me programme members can look forward to.

We had a tour around the Esplanade Theatre and Esplanade Concert Hall, guided by Joy, whom is a customer service there. We get to learn about why the horseshoe design of the Esplanade Theatre and how the design of the concert hall ensure a good surround sound which that audience can enjoy acoustic music at its best.

Esplanade Theatre

Esplanade Theatre

Curator Joy showing us the backstage of  the Esplanade Theatre

Esplanade Concert Hall

Followed by the curated tour, is casual dining at Past 2 Present, #02-14,  which serves Italian and Singaporean cuisine, as well as fusion dishes like the Italian Ba Chor Mee or Chicken in Masala Wine.  Members of Esplanade&Me program get to enjoy savings for limited periods at selected outlets in the Esplanade Mall, by showing their cards; be it for dining or shopping!

Past 2 Present Dining Outlet

We then proceed to the concert of Indonesia alternate rock band, NOAH.  Despite not understanding what they are singing, I have enjoyed myself very much, as the saying goes, music has no boundary.
Indonesia Rock Band NOAH

Followed by a rocking hard concert,  there was a Meet and Greet session with NOAH, which is exclusive to Esplanade&Me cardholders and limited to eighty Category One ticket holders of this concert. Audience who get to attend the post-show Meet and Greet had the chance to get up-close with the artistes.  Beside, they also receive a poster that was specially printed for this concert, to be autographed by the members of NOAH. What a treat to the fans!

Group Photo with NOAH (Photo by courtesy of Esplanade)

Having experienced what the Esplanade&Me cardholders get to enjoy, I believe it is definitely worth a consideration for the art lovers to sign up for the membership.