Bazaar By The Pier 2019 Has Free Food, Photography & Illustration Workshops Away From The Crowds This Weekend

Bazaar by the Pier 2019

Most people think of Singapore as a Garden City. But not many realise how much our Little Red Dot is a maritime city, as we’ve developed over the years to become a successful port surrounded by deep seas. 

On 9th and 10th November 2019, experience Singapore’s evolution from a port to the bustling city as we know it at the Singapore Maritime Gallery. Whether you’re looking for a blast into the past with goodies like retro food cushions, or getting hands-on with a range of free workshops like an exclusive photography class by TheSmartLocal, here are some highlights you won’t want to miss:

Food – nostalgic eats and snacks

Something that all Singaporeans have in common is our shared love for food and a good ol’ #throwback moment. Other than traditional delicacies like Tea Eggs and Nonya Kueh, there’s also traditional ice cream to help beat the heat. 

Red bean ice cream
Image credit: @_hungrypotatoes

Get your hands on free-flow Iced Gem Biscuits and Kachang Puteh with tons of ingredients like green peas, sugar-coated peanuts and pillow prawn crackers to munch on to your heart’s content. There’ll also be stalls selling refreshing drinks like Bandung and Teh Tarik.

Kachang Puteh 
Image credit: @jian.xiong

Other than filling up your belly, fill your home with adorable food cushions that take your usual small bites to the next level. Choose from a range of soft and huggable cushions that come in the form of classic traditional snacks like Wa Ko Kueh and Wafer Ice Cream.

Retro food cushions
Image credit: @meykrs

Enjoy the free Bicentennial Culinary Experience where ingredients that reflect Singapore’s maritime identity are used to create a delicious dessert.

Bicentennial Culinary Experience
Date: 9th and 10th November 2019
Time: 5PM-6PM
Venue: Fort Canning Room, Level 2

Free workshops – photography, art illustration & storytelling

Other than yummy goodies, there’ll also be attractive workshops lined up for you to take part in with your friends or family. 

Photography by TheSmartLocal

While most people are familiar with the phrase “know your angles” when it comes to posing, the same applies for your camera. Learn how to achieve ultra chio photos simply by knowing how to angle your phone camera and frame everyday items lying around. 

After learning from the pros at TheSmartLocal, try your hand at it and create unbelievable “expectations VS reality” moments of your own. Register here. Limited spaces available, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

TSL Photography Workshop
Date: 9th November 2019
Time: 3.30PM-5PM
Venue: Fort Canning Room, Level 2

Illustration by Pok Pok & Away

Artwork by Lee Xin Li
Image credit: Pok Pok & Away

For artsy folks, take an interactive class with Lee Xin Li, also known as renowned local artist Pok Pok & Away. You’ll get to go on a tour around Marina South Pier to get inspiration for your artwork, and practice your newfound skills in your own illustrations afterwards. Limited spaces available, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Pok Pok & Away Illustration Workshop
Date: 10th November 2019
Time: 3.30PM-7PM
Venue: Fort Canning Room, Level 2

Storytelling sessions

To keep the little kids entertained, there’ll be 2 engaging storytelling sessions each day. The storyteller will use finger puppets and interactive songs to make tales of the river and sea come alive for the young ones.

Storytelling sessions
Date: 9th and 10th November 2019
Time: 2PM-2.30PM | 3.30PM-4PM
Venue: Kids Activity Corner, Level 2

Free guided tour of the Singapore Maritime Gallery

Board the Ship Bridge Simulator to experience what it’s like to be out at sea

Most of us will never get the chance to experience what it’s like to work out at sea, but you’ll get to take a closer look at how some maritime activities transformed Singapore from a trading post to the current global hub port through a free Singapore Maritime Gallery guided tour.

Be the captain of your own ship at the Ship Bridge Simulator as you chart your course through 8 different challenging missions. You’ll also get to walk through a 20-foot shipping container that is used at sea.

Visit the Changing Gallery to admire the winning work and top submissions of photography exhibition My Defining Maritime Moment.

No registration is required, but tours are only for the first 50 visitors who gather at the start of the tour time!

Free guided tour
Date: 9th and 10th November 2019
Time: 12PM-1PM | 3PM-4PM | 5PM-6PM
Venue: Singapore Maritime Gallery

Explore our maritime island at Bazaar by the Pier 2019

Marina South Pier
Image credit: @y_lyn

Nostalgic goodies, exclusive workshops, and a peek at maritime facilities – have a fun-filled weekend at Bazaar by the Pier 2019 with your friends and family on 9th and 10th November 2019. Held at the Marina South Pier, you’ll get to enjoy the cooling sea breeze as you learn all about Singapore’s past, present and future as a maritime island. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the free guided tours around the Singapore Maritime Gallery and tons of photo backdrops to snap some cool pics for the ‘gram!

Find out more about Bazaar by the Pier 2019 here

This post was brought to you by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Event Information
Bazaar by the Pier 2019
Singapore Maritime Gallery (Marina South Pier)
09 - 10 Nov 2019
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Victoria Quek

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