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Fah Thai Magazine May June 2018

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HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR RAMADHAN NIGHT MARKETS The holy month of Ramadhan from 15 May to 14 June will see numerous streets around Kuala Lumpur come alive with evening markets selling signature Buka Puasa (Iftar or breaking of fast) chows and delicacies. If you’re in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur during the holy month of Ramadhan, then this would be the best time to savour some of the best Malaysian street food and local dishes. There are many Ramadhan bazaars to choose from during the month, but ask any KL-ite where SPOTLIGHT Moving to the Music The Ultra Music Festival stands as one of the world’s most highly-anticipated electronic festivals. For two decades, UMF has grown to become a global phenomenon with up to 45 events held internationally. Singapore remains one of the stopovers for the electronic music festival and this June, the Garden City is set to put on another epic showcase. Ultra Singapore, which is now in its fourth year, will see an eclectic line-up of DJs take to the stage throughout the two-day event. Artists such as Tiesto, Dash Berlin and Steve Aoki have graced previous year’s events. Expect similar big name stars to get the crowd rocking and pumping this year as well. June 15-16, Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, their favourite go-to places are and Taman Tun, Kampung Baru and Bangsar will surely be on their list. All three venues and numerous others provide the usual array of favourites such as apam balik (turnover pancake stuffed with crushed peanuts), bubur lambuk (savoury porridge) and ayam percik (barbequed chicken). For sheer variety, Kampung Baru should prove ideal to whet your appetite, and while you’re in there, stroll around the neighbourhood to get a slice of the kampung (village) life within a bustling metropolis. Bazaar Ramadan Kampung, Jalan Raja Alang, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, open 3-7pm SPOTLIGHT Foodie Hangout NEOCLASSIC SETTING, CONTEMPORARY CUISINE Chef Robert Chan went on a mission to strip back the fine dining experience and highlight what was most important to him – the food. The result of this ideology is Tablescape, Singapore’s newest and hottest F&B establishment. Housed within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall, Tablescape is a contemporary restaurant and bar, focusing on delivering hearty, comforting favourites that can be paired with artisanal cocktails, and extensive premium wine and craft beer. Desserts are provided off the trolley with an indulgent array of house-made sweets. 12-2.30pm and 6-10.30pm daily, Level 3, 10 Coleman Street, Grand Park City Hall, parkhotelgroup. com/en/cityhall/tablescape HAIL CAESAR! Fort Canning Park will be transformed into a stage for the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) as they present this year’s edition of Shakespeare in the Park. This year’s performance of Julius Caesar will be directed by London-based theatre director Guy Unsworth, who has assembled an impressive cast of talents from the region. SRT will tap into modern-day international relations and global current affairs in order to deliver a contemporary spin to Shakespeare’s renowned political thriller. With an engaging storyline presented on a beautiful set under a blanket of stars, Shakespeare in the Park - Julius Caesar will surely deliver a theatre experience like none other. May 2-27, 7.30pm, Fort Canning Park, show/juliuscaesar The row of shop houses in Plaza Batai, on Jalan Damansara, which once housed old bookshops, florists, coffee shops and a market, has now caught a second wind as a hip and happening neighbourhood hangout. Food choices here are abundant and so is the variety, thanks to inventive and passionate cooks who took advantage of the redevelopment to set up shop here. Eateries such as Yellow Brick Road and Beauty and the Beast live up to their name with creative and whimsical creations ranging from pancakes to burgers and sandwiches to entice diners. International cuisine offerings include Torii, which specialises in Japanese Yakitori and Sitka, a modern Asian restaurant and wine bar and Ekkamai, which serves contemporary Thai. The biggest footprint is occupied by Ben’s Independent Grocer, which also houses a small number of eateries within the supermarket but regulars however have a soft-spot for Restoran Shangri-La. The outlet maintains a selection of food stalls, peddling hawker fare, which adds a dash of nostalgia for diners who used to frequent Batai all those years ago. Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, opens daily 7am to 11pm. 106 107