Bishan is probably one of the best neighbourhoods to live in Singapore. With 2 intersecting MRT lines that lead to town and the ulu West side of Singapore, nowhere is too far when you live in Bishan.

This weekend, Bishan will be having their own festival, complete with food, a retail market, workshops, games, live band performances, and even a movie under the stars!

Here’s what you can expect at the Craving Communities Festival!

Eat, Play, Create

Happening this weekend, 23 to 24 June 2018, the Craving Communities Festival is a short but fun-packed festival for the whole family.

What To Eat

I’m not kidding. I mean, just look at the food that’ll be available at the fair.

Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah is known for their traditional handmade authentic popiah and kueh pie tee.

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If you’re not familiar, they’ve been making their famous popiah rolls for over 70 years and no one makes better popiah skin. In recognition of their rich history, they’re even included in the National Heritage Board’s historical food trail!

You might also recognise some of these vendors who were also at Artbox Singapore 2018 as well as Market On Wheels that’s ongoing at Bugis until 8 July!

That’s right, The Swag Social will also be running a booth with Carrot Cubes, serving up cheesy popcorn chicken, fries, Earl Grey Milk Tea, and traditional handmade carrot cakes with a twist!

Craving Communities Festival
Image Credit: Carrot Cubes
Craving Communities Festival
Image Credit: Carrot Cubes

Fish Sh-nack will also be making an appearance with their very own Crispy Fish Skin snacks in 4 flavours and their Fish Sh-nack Donburi.

Craving Communities Festival
Image Credit: Fish Sh-nack
Craving Communities Festival
Image Credit: Fish Sh-nack

If you’re sweating buckets in this heat, cool down with modern “sng baos” (ice slushie packs) from Coldshave! Available in unique flavours such as Avocado, Yuzu Longan, and Watermelon Strawberry!

What To Shop

What’s a festival without a flea market?

Shop for little knick knacks from the Craft Market.

Little locally-inspired and designed bits and bobs from Handy Dandy SG (@handydandysg), handmade bath soaps from Allet Soap (@alletsoap), candles and diffusers from Sally’s Room (@sallysroom), cute art illustrations and postcard from Laugh & Belly (@laughandbelly) and more!

Keep your eye out for the amazing pastries from Edith Patisserie (@edithpatisserie)!

What To Do

It’s a COMMUNITY festival; there’s something for everyone in the community.

Try your hands at Tote Bag Block Printing, Terrarium-building, Wood Slice Painting, and Calligraphy at any of the 4 free hands-on workshops!

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Craving Communities Festival
Image Credit: Craving Communities Festival
Craving Communities Festival
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For those of you who love your booze, there’s also a Beer Tasting workshop where you will be able to taste 4 unique types of beers.

If you’re interested in any of the workshops, registration is available on-site so do come early as each workshop has limited slots!

What To Play

Both kids and adults will be able to let loose and play at the Craving Communities Festival.

There will be games such as Ring The Bottle, Giant Checkers, Bouncy Castles, and Giant Tic Tac Toe!

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Psst, there’s also free popcorn, candy floss and ice cream, which will be great for the next activity.

What To Watch

Don’t miss the live performances from local bands such as The Lost Box, The Baits, Men Acoustic, and The Trella Trio!

End of your fun day out with a movie under the stars, free of charge.

And the movie that’ll be showing, is none other than the award-winning Black Panther!

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Gather the family and head down to the Craving Communities Festival this weekend!

And they say that there’s nothing interesting in Singapore. Pffft.

Craving Communities Festival
Venue: Open Field between Bishan Library and Junction 8
Date: 23 – 24 Jun 2018
Opening Hours: Sat: 11am – 10pm, Sun: 11am – 8pm

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