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Fah Thai Magazine May-June 2017


HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE SPOTLIGHT Ultra Singapore The wave of ULTRA Music Festival (UMF) hit the shores of Singapore in 2015, when the folks behind UMF decided to find out how hot electronic dance music (EDM) was on the island. A single-stage indoor mini-event, ‘Road to ULTRA Singapore’, was born and the event burnt out of its 11,000 tickets just 21 minutes into early bird sales. The quick ticket sale instantly paved the road for Singapore to go full-scale ULTRA. This year’s ULTRA Singapore will touch down on the weekend of June 10 and 11. The music festival dedicated to the best of electronic dance music, featuring top-notch electronic, house and techno acts will take place at ULTRA Park, adjacent to the Marina Bay Sands Tower 1. The festival starts at noon and will run until 10:30pm each day. ULTRA Singapore will feature 3 stages – the Main Stage, the Live Stage, and the Resistance Stage. Singapore was the third country to host an ULTRA Live stage, following ULTRA Music Festival in Miami and ULTRA Korea. Headliners include EDM behemoths Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Tiesto, Nicky Romeo and Dash Berlin. The line-up includes DJ Don Diablo, techno act Dubfire and Steve Angello. The Resistance and Live stages include sets by KSHMR and Pendulum. Inside the venue DSLR cameras, other professional recording equipment, selfie sticks and monopods are strictly prohibited. Camera phones, GoPros and compact cameras are allowed on the festival grounds. THE GREAT SINGAPORE SALE There’s no better time to shop than during the Great Singapore Sale – Singapore’s biggest sale of the year. Known to Singaporeans as the GSS, this annual sale season is a true highlight for any shopaholic worth their salt. Even shops in the suburban areas join in and the entire island is transformed into a shopping paradise. The ten-week event has grown into an eagerly awaited event for both tourists and locals alike. From heartland areas to cultural enclaves and Orchard Road, it is not for the weak-hearted and will not disappoint shopping fiends. Experience fabulous shopping and enjoy great deals on just about everything, everywhere – from fashion to watches, jewellery, electronics, toys and more. Even spa treatments, hotel stays and local attractions have their prices dropped all over Singapore. Besides shopping, this is also the perfect time to indulge in other delectable offers and promotions, from dining to beauty and wellness. Shopping destinations to keep an eye out for include the glitzy Orchard Road belt, with its stellar line-up of designer brands, fast fashion labels and massive malls. Also enjoy Kampong Glam, Chinatown and Little India. June to August, SUPER FLAVOUR Food lovers will be overjoyed with a variety of food at the annual Savour Food Festival in Singapore. Bring your friends and family to explore the delicious event and make sure to bring a big appetite on a culinary journey best loved by foodies. Renowned international chefs and Singapore’s favourite local restaurateurs are more than ready to give all food enthusiasts an unmatched gastronomic experience. Big names that have made appearances at Savour include Australia’s Mark Best, Hong Kong Michelin maestro Alvin Leung and French chef Alain Passard. Local culinary artists include Bjorn Shen of artichoke, a funky Middle Eastern restaurant in the heart of Singapore’s arts district, Malcolm Lee of Candlenut, the world’s first Michelinstarred Peranakan restaurant, and banker and self-taught chef Han Liguang. 12-15 May, DRAGON BOAT FEST Pounding drumbeats and scrumptious dumplings are the secret formulas that make the Dragon Boat Festival one of the most loved festival in Singapore. The Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival is a traditional holiday originating in China. The festival is also known as Zhongxiao Festival which literally means Loyalty and Filial Piety festival. To complete the festive day, people eat zongzi or zhang, the triangular glutinous rice dumplings with a variety of fillings wrapped in bamboo or other flat leaves. 30 May 106