Workshops, programmes and promotions at the National Museum of Singapore in July

Workshops and programmes
Sunday 8 July – Friday 27 July

Local Street Food vs Restaurant Cuisine
By Mr Koh Tick Chuang, Collector of Chinese Menus, Food Writer, F&B Consultant
Sunday 8 July
2pm – 3.30pm
The Lab, Level 3
S$10 per participant (includes local food fare)
*The talk will be conducted in Mandarin

Street stalls in Singapore are treasures in our culinary history, especially those serving traditional and authentic food fare representative of one’s dialect group or a special occasion. Have a taste of the best – dig into traditional chicken rice balls that are rarely found in Singapore these days and one of the best char kway teow found in Singapore. Take a look at the menu and etiquette involved in the humble street food and the refined restaurant cuisine. Learn about their differences and commonalities and how they have evolved over time.

The Secrets to Longevity
By Dr Ng Whay Teck, Director, Chinese Medical & Drugs Research Institute, The Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association
Sunday 15 July
2pm – 3pm
The Salon, Level 1
Free admission
*The talk will be conducted in Mandarin

Discover health tips from a renowned Chinese physician as he shares the wonders of Chinese medicinal principles and how they can promote good health and longevity. Enhance your health by learning how to eat right and have a balanced diet. Explore other factors such as emotions and genetics as we take you on a journey to better living.

Singapore Food – A Melting Pot
By Christopher Tan, Food Writer, Food Consultant, Photographer
Saturday 21 July
2.30pm – 4pm
The Lab, Level 3
S$5 per participant

Food is an inescapable Singaporean obsession. We have five or six meals a day and fierce debates on who cooks the best. We even drive the extra mile for irresistible dishes. But local food is much more than what we makan, and chiak – it is a living history, an ever-changing map and testimony to our cultural evolution.

This talk will look at Singaporean ‘foodways’ – our traditions, practices and recipes – as part of the glorious tapestry of Asian food and as a cornerstone of our national and personal identity. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of a local recipe with an international origin, and learn how you can do your part to save our culinary heritage.

About the speaker
Christopher Tan ( is an author, photographer and food consultant. His works appear in local and international publications, such as Saveur, The Straits Times, Appetite and Her World magazines. His most recent writings include Slurp, a collection of soup recipes, and the Singapore chapter of Inside the Southeast Asian Kitchen: Foodlores and Flavours, an ASEAN cookbook for which he also styled the photographs.

Table Manners & Etiquette in Chinese Dining
By Mr Koh Tick Chuang, Collector of Chinese Menus, Food Writer, F&B Consultant
Friday 27 July
7pm – 8.30pm
The Salon, Level 1
Free admission
* The talk will be conducted in Mandarin.

Table manners and etiquette have been key elements in Chinese dining for thousands of years in history. This crash course teaches you how to behave and eat right at your next Chinese fine dining outing. Learn the proper use of napkin and gain a better understanding of Chinese food and drink combination among others. Discover the art of Chinese cooking and food decoration, and their influences on Chinese dining as we explore the inner meanings of fine dining, the Chinese way.

Prior registration is required for all programmes. Please register online at (go to Online Booking Page) or call 6332 9023.

Food Festival Promotions
Sunday 1 July – Tuesday 31 July

Novus Café, #01-04/05
9am – 9pm, Monday to Saturday
9am – 6pm, Sunday
Tel: (65) 6337 1397

Complete your gastronomic experience of local food at Novus Café! A signature local dish will be specially created by the chef each week for the month of July only. Each dish will be in a lunch set (S$15.00+++/set) that comes with a cake/pastry and a choice of a soft drink, coffee or tea. All signature local dishes are available at Novus Café from 11.30am till 3pm daily.

Muse Bar, #01-01
6pm – 3am, Monday to Saturday
Tel: (65) 6337 9000

Nestled within the National Museum of Singapore, a stunning architectural landmark with more than a century of culture and history, Muse Bar offers an inspirational concept perfect for entertaining, relaxing or reflecting and is set to become the city’s choice entertainment venue of the year. Muse is the perfect location for events such as product launches, fashion shows or private parties.

• 15% off drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks) in a single receipt
• One complementary glass of house wine with every purchase of wine bottle

The National Museum of Singapore is located at 93 Stamford Road, S(178897). The nearest MRT station is at Dhoby Ghaut.
Limited paid parking is available at the National Museum of Singapore. Nearest public car parks are at YMCA, Park Mall and Fort Canning Park.