The 50 Cents Fest is bringing the hustle and bustle back to the Chinatown Food Street once again with its 4th edition, happening on 27 and 28 July 2019. Jointly organised by Select Group Pte Ltd and Chinatown Food Street, this year’s festival spotlights Hokkien heritage, taking visitors through a multi-sensory, gastronomical experience of all that the largest dialect group in Singapore has to offer.
Everything at this festival is priced from a humble S$0.50 to no more than S$3.00, and visitors will get to taste traditional Hokkien dishes – some of which are rare finds these days – ranging from Hokkien-style rice, noodles and nourishing soups, to snacks, small pastries, and ice-cold desserts and drinks.
The 50 Cents Fest 2019 Event Details
Venue: Chinatown Food Street, Smith Street, Chinatown
Date & Time: 27-28 July 2019, 11 AM to 11 PM
No. of F&B Stalls: 45 (including 25 mobile stalls)
No. of Food Varieties: More than 50
Food Pricing: From S$0.50 to no more than S$3.00
Payment Modes: Cash, OCBC PayAnyone
Nearest MRT: Chinatown
Nearest Parking: Chinatown Hawker Centre
Performances: Hokkien Getai Performances
Activities: “JIAK BA BUAY” Bingo Game; Mixed Good Store Retail Lane; Fun Way to Learn Hokkien
The 50 Cents Fest 2019 is bringing on board heritage restaurants such as Beng Hiang, an established Hokkien restaurant founded in 1978 well-known for its melt-in-the-mouth kong bak pau (braised pork belly bun). More heritage restaurants that have also been serving up authentic Hokkien fare are in the pipeline for this year’s edition.
During the festival, tucked away in a corner of Chinatown Food Street will be a hidden Hokkien roadside stall presenting traditional dishes like hei zho (prawn rolls), fried Hokkien mee and ‘buddha jumps over the wall’, a nutritious soup made with a medley of premium ingredients like conpoy, fish maw, abalone and ginseng.
Visitors can enjoy the convenience of QR Code payments as you scan to pay at The 50 Cents Fest with OCBC PayAnyone. OCBC PayAnyone users will enjoy special perks when spending at the event. Also, look out for The 50 Cents Fest on Chope’s reservation platform and secure priority seats to The 50 Cents Fest 2019.