From no-frills hawker centres to heritage eating spots and high-end celebrity restaurants, there’s a plethora of dining options in Singapore, where feasting is a daily affair. If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to jump right in with this list of culinary happenings.


Michelin chef series

Ever since Singapore’s edition of the MICHELIN Guide was released in 2016, the local food scene has been abuzz, bringing with it a multitude of new epicurean events.

In addition to a Michelin gala dinner and monthly local chef showcases, there are also specially curated dining experiences with international and local Michelin-starred chefs. Be taken on an exotic gastronomic tour with one-Michelin-starred The Song of India, Candlenut and Alma by Juan Amador that feature Indian, Peranakan (Straits Chinese) and Spanish cuisines respectively. Alternatively, let Chef Emmanuel Renaunt of three-Michelin-starred Flocons de Sel in France elevate your experience to new heights as you dine on cuisine from the French Alps at the towering Stellar at 1-Altitide.

Recommended for: avid followers and connoisseurs of the MICHELIN Guide

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Singapore Food Festival

Local food and home-grown culinary talents take the spotlight at the annual Singapore Food Festival. Expect a slew of pop-ups and events taking place around the island, including dining hotspots run by the country’s most eminent chefs.

2016’s festival invited Singaporeans to ‘Savour the Past, Taste the Future’, celebrating the diverse past and promising future of Singapore’s culinary landscape.

STREAT, the festival’s signature event, sees a gathering of vendors who serve both local and Mod-Sin (modern Singaporean) gastronomic creations from the nation’s best chefs and hawkers.

Recommended for: those who enjoy a fun twist on local flavours

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World Gourmet Summit

Of master chefs, Michelin stars, and world famous wine and whiskey connoisseurs — the World Gourmet Summit is all about fine dining and the city’s most celebrated restaurants.

Look forward to various programmes and highlights, where gourmands can get up close and personal with the world’s most renowned chefs at exclusive dinners and wine tastings. Past years’ editions of the World Gourmet Summit have seen heavyweights like famed pastry chef Christian Escriba, modern-Indonesian cuisine pioneer Petty Elliott, and the Roca brothers, Jordi and Josep, from three-Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca in Spain. Many dinners are held as collaborations between visiting master chefs and top local chefs, so expect to see some stellar culinary creations.

Recommended for: gourmands looking for culinary excellence

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World Street Food Congress

Join a gathering of the masterminds behind food trucks, hawker stalls and cafes at the World Street Food Congress, where you’ll be exposed to an array of tantalizing street food from the world over.

Grub aside, the event also features dialogues addressing the erosion of street food culture in some parts of the world. The World Street Food Awards will be held at the same event, showcasing the best of street food worldwide.

Recommended for: lovers of food trucks and street eats

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Savour

Don’t miss your favourite local and international chefs brandishing their skills at Savour, an alfresco gourmet festival. Each year brings diverse offerings such as xiao long bao (soup dumplings), chicken skin sundae and suckling pig.

You'll be spoilt for choice at the various editions of Savour: Savour Gourmet, Savour Wines and Savour Christmas. The various Savour events feature meet-and-greet sessions with the chefs, cooking workshops, special demonstrations for vino lovers, and a huge gourmet market featuring hard-to-find ingredients.

Recommended for: fans of cooking workshops

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Singapore Restaurant Week

The concept behind Singapore Restaurant Week is straightforward: pick the restaurant you want and enjoy a three-course lunch or dinner at a special price. The bi-annual, weeklong event features a slew of participating restaurants – past year participants include Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare and Sky on 57. Tables are booked up fast, so be sure to make your reservations quickly.

Recommended for: Diners who enjoy restaurant hopping

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Singapore Cocktail Week

Cap off a hearty meal with some drinks during Singapore Cocktail Week, a celebration of the city’s hottest watering holes and best mixologists both in and out of town.

Also thrown into the mix: cocktail tours, cocktail workshops, and fun little pop-ups around the city. Guest bartenders who have graced the bar scene during cocktail week are Steve Schneider of Employees Only in New York, and Amanda Wan of The Envoy in Hong Kong.

Recommended for: casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike

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