KINEX mall’s ‘It’s All Things Local’ festival


KINEX Mall Is Going Local With Ang Ku Kueh Workshops & A Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle

National Day’s right around the corner, and this means two things: a long weekend, and a reason to celebrate with the fam. For some patriotic feels dotted with nostalgia, head on over to KINEX mall (formerly oneKM) to feast on old-school snacks and play old-school games from now till 14th August 2019

For this celebratory season, you can expect lots of ang ku kuehinspired events, freebies and locally-inspired activities at the mall.

Here are the highlights to look forward to:


Ang ku kueh workshops, merchandise and record-breakers


Soft, chewy, and sweet – these are the words you’d use to describe a good piece of ang ku kueh. Back in the day, these delicate little desserts were a pretty common treat. 

Here, KINEX has collaborated with local pastry company Kueh Ho Jiak to put a modern, healthy spin on the traditional snack. Be sure to catch these events that pay homage to the star of the event: the ang ku kueh.

kueh ho jiak's ang ku kueh
Kueh Ho Jiak’s ang ku kueh take on a contemporary spin with intricate, colourful designs
Image credit: Kueh Ho Jiak


Watch the largest ang ku kueh being created


It’s not every day you get to witness history being made. Kueh Ho Jiak will attempt to make the largest ever ang ku kueh for the Singapore Book of Records. Bystanders needn’t go hungry watching this delicious feat come to life – there’ll be plenty of mini ones going around.

Breaking of the largest ang ku kueh record
Date: 3rd August 2019, 1PM
Venue: Level 1 Main Atrium


Get your hands on limited edition an ‘Ang Ku Kueh Girl and Friends’ lunch bag


KINEX Mall Is Going Local With Ang Ku Kueh Workshops & A Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle lunch bag

Should your love for ang ku kueh extend beyond enjoying it as a snack, here’s something to take note of: Spend $150 (or $100 for U-POPP members) and you might be able to take home one of these cute little Ang Ku Kueh Girl lunch bags!

These bags were specially curated for KINEX by local character Ang Ku Kueh Girl.


Local delights at the food and game fair


Despite the changes that Singapore has undergone throughout the years, one thing has stayed the same, and that’s the love for food. Pop by the Go Local Food and Game Fair for a bevy of local treats like dragon’s beard candy, kueh lapis and poh chew soon kueh for you to feast on.

KINEX Mall Is Going Local With Ang Ku Kueh Workshops & A Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle iced gems flying fish
Some biscuits from your childhood will make an appearance, like gem biscuits and flying fish biscults.

If you’re itching to work off some carbs after stuffing yourselves, pay a visit to the game stations around. Relive your childhood with old-school games like hopscotch, five stones, carom and chapteh

KINEX Mall Is Going Local With Ang Ku Kueh Workshops & A Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle hopscotch
Look out for the hopscotch mat at the atrium

KINEX Mall Is Going Local With Ang Ku Kueh Workshops & A Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle five stones
Try your hand at a traditional game of five stones

Go Local Food and Game Fair
Date: 1st – 14th August 2019, 12PM-8PM
Venue: Level 1 Main Atrium


‘Live’ Bingo draws


People of all ages enjoy a game of Bingo every now and then. That triumphant feeling of screaming “Bingo!” after striking out 5 numbers in a row is a really satisfying feeling.

If you want to savour that feeling again, spend $20 to redeem a bingo card and pop by the ‘Live’ Bingo Draw. Fortune favours the lucky, and you might just be one of the 30 shoppers to walk away with $15,000 worth of UOL e-vouchers.

Dates: 3rd August 2019, 1PM & 5PM
Venue: Level 1 Main Atrium


Dragon bouncy and ball pit castle for the kiddos


KINEX Mall Is Going Local With Ang Ku Kueh Workshops & A Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle dragon bouncy castle

Paying tribute to one of the oldest playgrounds in Singapore, KINEX will have a giant dragon bouncy castle that takes after the famous Toa Payoh Dragon Playground. Look out for a ball pit in Singapore’s national colours of red and white too. The kids can let loose on here while you browse the surrounding booths. 

KINEX Mall Is Going Local With Ang Ku Kueh Workshops & A Dragon Playground Bouncy Castle ball pit


‘It’s All Things Local’ festival at KINEX mall


To pay homage to Singapore’s rich heritage, pop by KINEX mall from now to 14th August 2019 and check out the ‘It’s All Things Local’ Festival. Be sure to head over on the weekend of 3rd August 2019 for the Bingo lucky draw and ang ku kueh workshops – just in time for a dose of patriotism just before National Day. 

Familiarise yourself with delicious traditional food and take part in nostalgic activities in the spirit of celebration. Check out the new restaurants at the basement too. And while you’re at it, take some selfies with Ang Ku Kueh Girl who’ll be gracing the event on 3rd August 2019. It’ll be a great way to get the fam together and experience old-school activities in the flesh. 

Find out more about KINEX mall’s “It’s All Things Local” festival here

Location: 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 436950
Opening hours: 10:30AM-9:30PM
Telephone: 67023610
Website


This post is brought to you by KINEX.
Photography by Tan Wen Lin.

 

Event Information
Kinex Mall
Date:
02 - 14 August 2019
Time:
10:30 am - 9:30 pm