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The Peranakan Festival - Kamcheng Peranakan Gala Dinner - Chefs in Friendship

Celebrating the rich and diverse connections that Peranakans share with other cultures, in particular Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian customs and cuisines, the 3rd annual edition of The Peranakan Festival heralds the theme Kamcheng Peranakan meaning: Friendship of the Peranakans.

Tipped to be the ‘Peranakan Event of the Year’, the festival’s opening Kamcheng Peranakan Gala Dinner to be held on Friday, 7 June, 6pm, is set to be a stunning showcase of beloved Peranakan traditions with an anticipated 500 guests enjoying an elaborate 13-course Celebratory Dinner prepared by Celebrity Guest Chefs Aziza Ali (author, host & chef), Devagi Sanmugam (The Spice Queen), Damian d’Silva (Folklore), Elizabeth Chan (Kueh Ho Jiak), Liza Kassim (Asian Food Channel), Lynda Seow and Lionel Chee (Casa Bom Vento), Raymond Khoo and Carol Ee (The Peranakan) as well as Chefs Chan Tuck Wai and Daniel Tan from Marina Mandarin Singapore.

Dressed in their best batiks and Sarong Kebayas, guests will be welcomed with a signature Blue Pea Flower Gin Cocktail created by local craft brand Brass Lion Distillery, while participants of the event’s Make Over Nyonya showcase will dazzle one and all on a custom catwalk, decked out in batik Qipao by designer Ada Goh and hairstyle creations by Shunji Matsuo Salon.

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The immersion into all things Peranakan is complete with a lively bazaar featuring authentic Straits Chinese crafts and artisan designs, as well as live music and entertainment that will get everyone in the mood to Joget and Gelek Gelek into the night.

Having always included a goodwill element, this year’s festival bazaar also features vendors displaced by the closing of Sungei Road Thieves’ Market, while a silent auction in aid of Assisi Hospice will be held during the Gala Dinner.

Organiser of The Peranakan Festival, Baba Chef Raymond Khoo, shares, “This Kamcheng Peranakan Gala Dinner is a landmark event for our festival and also the Peranakan community, as it is a first-ever feast that brings together so many heavyweight local chefs from the different cultures that have influenced Peranakan cuisine. It is a celebration of the kinship and friendship that has shaped our communities for over 500 years, and it is an opportunity to party in the most Peranakan way possible – with makan, merriment, music and joget.”

To be held on Friday, 7 June, The Peranakan Festival Opening Bazaar is open to the public from 4pm to 6pm at Marina Mandarin Ballroom, Level 1, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594.

Tickets to the Kamcheng Peranakan Gala Dinner are priced at $148nett, $168nett or $388nett, and are available for purchase online at:

* Bookings made by DBS Credit cards will receive a $30 The Peranakan restaurant voucher with tickets priced at $148 and $168, while $388 tickets will be bundled with an $80 voucher.

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