Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Singapore's First Life-sized Seashell Race Car @ Royal Plaza on Scotts - WW


Saw this creative life-sized seashells race car displayed outside Royal Plaza on Scotts (RP). The hotel created the first life-sized seashells race car in the world to celebrate Singapore's seventh night motor racing season which will commence on 19 September.

The culinary team of 10 chefs and culinary staff, led by RP’s Executive Chef Darren Ong, took 1130 hours to complete this structure which measures 4.40 metres long, 1.90 metres wide and 1.30 metres tall. A total of 14,880 shells (scallops, clams, mussels and oysters) were collected to decorate the car. The shells are from seafood consumed at the hotel's buffets.

In previous years, the culinary team has created other life-sized race cars with chocolate, pasta,  macaroons and bread.

Monday, August 25, 2014

La Ramblas in Fantasia by Escriba


I have not been to Barcelona. Two months ago, I watched a Korean TV reality show which was shot in Barcelona. After seeing the beautiful city on the show, I want to visit it one day.

At Fantasia by Escriba, visitors had a taste of the city of Barcelona. There was a faithful replica of the façade of the original Pasteleria Escriba, a world heritage site built in 1820. Also a rendition of its iconic La Ramblas shopping boulevard. Guests could purchase mini masterpieces including caramel rings, chocolate shoes and sugar flowers.

chocolate shoes boutique

The candy sculptures are so incredibly detailed. I can't bear to eat them.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Marine Parade Umbrellas Art Exhibition - Photohunt

 Marine Parade Umbrella Art Exhibition.

PhotoHunt theme : Engage /Umbrellas

Marine Parade Umbrella Art Exhibition is in the Singapore Book of Records for the most number of hand-painted and decorated umbrellas.

1,000 umbrellas formed the art installation at the Marine Parade Community Club. The project started in mid-March with help from more than 500 Marine Parade residents and students from neighbouring schools in the area.

Very happening activities in my community. :D

Students and their parents from Japanese School Singapore (Shingapōru Nihonjin Gakkō) engaging Singaporeans during the Colours of Japan event in Marine Parade.

We watched a Mochi Tsuki (rice cake pounding) demonstration, observed the Japanese tea ceremony and made mochi with sweet paste.  :)

This is a good activity for social and cultural exchanges among residents of different nationalities.

Fantasia by Escriba @ Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Part I)

Paul Wakefield (Executive Chairman of Escribà Asia), Christian Escriba,
Patricia Schmidt and Joan Font I Pujol (Artistic Director, Comediants)

A preview of Fantasia by Escriba, the world's first confectionery theatre extravaganza. Opening at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from August 22 to 24, 2014. 23 masterpieces are featured across eight pavilions.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience I do not want to miss. I felt like "Charlie" in the chocolate factory, so awed by all the fabulous sweets. :)

choc fountain

Went crazy upon seeing so much chocolate! World's tallest chocolate fountain, Callebaut Falls, is 8.5m high. I had a shot of the rich dark chocolate. :)


Edible animals!! So awed by these gorgeous life-size safari animals made of sugar paste, chocolate, meringue and pastries.


The flowers in the jars on display are created from sugar. Amazingly beautiful!


Escriba masterpieces : love the pretty 3-metre tall macaroon Eiffel Tower!


Fantasia is the brainchild of master pastry chefs Christian Escriba and Patricia Schmidt of the famed Pasteleria Escriba in Barcelona, which has a history of 108 years. They plan to open a store in Singapore soon.

"Fast food” sweets 
with Ong Eng Huat (President, Singapore Book of Records)

Incredible sweets! I tasted a hot dog made of candy and gummy. Chocolate Iberico ham!? Dessert-lovers' paradise! I was fed tasty treats of Escriba's famous chocolate lips, caramel strawberries and other desserts. I was so high on sugar!


Fun entertainment by Comediants who flew in all the way from Barcelona. This Barcelona-based theatre company was the creative mind behind the Barcelona Olympics Closing Ceremony in 1992.

Escriba Academy@Fantasia where master pastry chefs the likes of Martin Lippo, Jordi Farres and Maru Rose Sanchez will conduct classes on various aspects of dessert making.

Fantasia by Escriba  埃斯克里瓦的幻想曲 (August 22 to 24, 2014)
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Halls D and E
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Ticket Prices: Child: $88 | Adult: $128
Family Bundle (2 Adults + 2 Children):  $388
Admission is free for children aged 3 and below.

Guests can pick 12 food and drinks entitlements from an array of food selections

Food selection: Iberico ham croissant, tuna croissant,chocolate lips, caramelised strawberries, ensaimadas, tortilla de patatas, dark and white chocolate shot, crema catalana and Escribà hotdog.

22 August, Friday ( 7.00pm - 11.00pm)
23 August, Saturday (11.00am - 3pm, 5.00pm - 9.00pm)|
24 August, Sunday ( 11.00am - 3.00pm, 5.00pm - 9.00pm)

Midnight @Fantasia on August 23 (Saturday) only
Prices: From $38 for entry to the event
Time : 10:30 pm to 2 am
Desserts will take on a naughtier stance at Midnight @Fantasia, an adults only party with potent cocktails, dancing and probably more.

Free Admission :
A chance to experience Fantasia by Escriba for free? Now you can! If your birthday falls on 22nd, 23rd or 24th August, you will be allowed free admission into Fantasia by Escriba. All you need to do is to come to MBS and show any form of identification to verify your date of birth. It is that simple. But hurry as this applies to the first 88 persons on each day of the shows.

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