Halalfoodhunt.com will be joining in the National Museum of Singapore’s celebrations this 13 to 15 October, Friday to Sunday with its first ever curated pop-up cafe at +65 Concept Market, a curated Artisinal Retro Market by Satire Singapore, Halalfoodhunt.com and The Retro Factory for National Museum of Singapore’s 130th Anniversary!
How old is the National Museum again?
Yes, it is 130 years old.
On Wednesday 12 October 1887 at 5pm, the 14th Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Frederick Weld, ceremoniously opened the Raffles Library and Museum at Stamford Road. The oldest of its kind in Singapore, the museum was then established to spur intellectual inquiry in the region. It grew alongside the country, survived the Japanese Occupation and has transformed into a socio-history and cultural institution that is well-loved by many. Today, the National Museum of Singapore continues to excite and inspire visitors with its innovative ways of presenting history and the national collection.
What to Expect
Specially curated flea market- retro and vintage items at Basement 1 and Concourse, Level 1.
A specially curated flea market by +65 Concepts, the market arm of Satire Singapore, where event goers can look forward to shopping for unique ware
Creatively produced knick knacks, one-of-a-kind handicrafts, and locally made products will be available. Working side along side with The Retro Factory , expect to find retro and vintage items typewriters, leather pouches, retro glasses, and more knick-knacks like that!
There will be also be classic vinyl records from Karangunique; customisable earrings, necklaces and chokers from Envet; candles from Cadescent Box; felt letter boards from Deko Deco; inspirational handmade crafts from LittleKrafts; and stylish vintage wears from Dark Horse Vintage.
Level 2: Car boot sale by The Retro Factory
The shopping experience continues with a car boot sale helmed by The Retro Factory. Expect up to ten cars hawking pre-loved vintage and brand new items, and be prepared to be spoilt for choice.
Pop-up Cafe by Halalfoodhunt at Level 2
Right next to the car boot sale on Level 2 is where event goers can take a break from the shopping to chill out. A pop up cafe-esque corner, curated by Halalfoodhunt.com, boasting delish nosh and comfy furnishing will be a great place to wind down and re-charge, before exploring other exciting programmes that the museum has to offer.
Here’s the amazing list of Halalfoodhunt.com listed merchants who will be joining us as vendors:
Butterboo:eh is a homemade brew made of all that is magical in the world, designed to tickle your tastebuds and quench your thirst. This delicious brew is made of two parts – soothing liquid gold and dreamy butterscotch foam. While the original drink (made popular by the Harry Potter franchise) was meant to help elves to let loose after a day’s work, the BOO:EH version promises to rejuvenate you the way an adventurous holiday or a great book would. Take a sip and reminisce good times with loved ones.
If you’re going to spend the whole day at the National Museum you’ll need to fill your tummies with some Soulfood! On Saturday they’ll be serving Chilli Clams Pasta with crabsticks, Mussels in Garlic butter Sauce and corn and potato, with a different menu every day!
3. Ratu Lemper
There’s only one of her in Singapore…. she’s the Queen of all Lempers. The pulut (glutinous rice) is cooked with santan (coconut cream) and in between the layers, they use 100% chicken floss which has been prepared and seasoned with a whole range of spices and seasonings. And instead of being panggang-ed (grilled), it appears to be steamed instead.
Limaa will be selling healthy grub like beef & chicken sandwiches, nachos, and fruit juices. They also recently appeared in Berita Mediacorp for their healthy choices.
5. Measuring Happiness
Love malay kueh? Measuring Happiness has it all in both traditional and modern forms! They will be selling kuih keria gula melaka, ondeh-ondeh, roti boyan, Ondeh-ondeh cake, Ovalmatine chocolate cake, Durian Cups and Nutella Mousse Cups.
6. Baker’s Luv
This one is for nutella lovers:Popular home baker @bakers_luv will be selling her delicious ondeh-ondeh roll, tapak kuda (horseshoe shaped cake with loads of nutella filing), nutella brownies and homemade chocolates.
7. Word Cafe
Word Cafe makes burgers the only way it knows how: with rainbow bagels and peanut satay sauce.
Fruity slushies rarely make you think you’re eating the real deal but Aledya’s slushies will have you fooled. Choose from Passionfruit, Lemon, Blackcurrant and Sugarcane slushie! Have a different one every day!
9. Whimsical Not Boring
If you’ve always wanted to taste what almond milk is like because you are trying a milk alternative try it here with @whimsicalnotboring. They have Halooz almond milk in various delicious flavours handmade with love (Lower in lactose but not dairy free)
10. Kaw Kaw SG
(Halal-certified by local authority)
For something cheesy, get their mac & cheese with bacon.
11. Shermay Fine Food
(Halal-certified product, by MUIS)
Love to cook your food at home but don’t like preparing the chilli rempah? You can get your halal-certified bottled pastes from Shermay Fine Food, try out what it tastes like before you buy them!
12. Kaki Kopi Geng
Get your coffee fix from @kakikopigeng’s barista. Will our very own Shams also be showing off her newfound #skillsfuture skills she picked up? We’ll see.
13. Bill & Bell
Coming fresh off the Great Food Festival are these traditional Hungarian Chimney Cakes. Start planning your breakfast and brunch with us at our first pop -up cafe already!