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So what can you expect from this year's festival?
Apart from all the delicious Singaporean food that will get your tastebuds tingling, there’s lots more going on which we just have to tell you about…

Crabs, crabs and more crabs…
First off, the Chilli Crab, the reason why so many of you flock to the festival each year. Drenched in a fresh tomato and chilli-based sauce, the Chilli Crab dish is the crowning joy of Singapore, taking the title of Singapore’s unofficial national dish. And no wonder it’s so popular! Its unique spicy taste is best enjoyed using fingers so you can prize out the succulent meat in the crab claws. There’s also fresh, crusty bread to mop up all the sauce so not one bit is left.

Other tasty dishes...
In addition to the Chilli Crab, there'll be an array of other traditional Singaporean dishes on offer including chicken satay, Char Kway Teow (a delicious rice noodle dish) and Hainanese Chicken Rice. To satisfy your sugar cravings, we'll be serving up a number of sweet sensations including Ice Kachang (a sweet ice dessert really popular from market stalls in Singapore) and Bur Bur Cha Cha (a delicious tapioca dessert) among others.

Celebrity chef, Terry Tan returns
Everyone’s favourite celebrity chef, Terry Tan, will be showing us all just how easy it is to whip up a selection of Far Eastern delicacies with his popular live cookery demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend. Having worked on the extremely popular Amoy ‘Straight to Wok’ sachet sauces, Terry has plenty of experience and can advise even the most novice of cooks. Check out the official festival programme to find out when Terry’s demonstrations will take place.

The live entertainment line-up this year will not disappoint! We'll see the return of many of the popular acts from last year including the dragon dancing, martial art displays and skillful musicians from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). As well as all this, there'll also be a henna-tattoo artist, a massage therapist to help you relax and a calligrapher who will artfully translate your name. We'll also have the extraordinary sight of tea-stretching where Chinese tea is poured dramatically from great heights to enhance the flavour - you definitely have to see it to believe it! With more acts to be confirmed.

Market Stalls
If you fancy a bit of shopping then there'll be an exciting range of market stalls selling everything from food produce to intricate arts and crafts. We'll also be selling limited edition Tiger merchandise such as retro T-shirts and glassware so you can take home a memento from your day out.

A tranquil oasis...
Last but by no means least, an oasis of calm and serenity will feature at this year’s festival in the form of a traditional Singaporean garden. Tucked away from the bustle of the market stalls and entertainment, this tranquil garden will be a welcome haven for people wanting to take a little time out to sit and relax.

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Added by birdsigh on August 28, 2008