Get Acquainted With Singapore’s History Through Dramatised Tours And
SINGAPORE, 3 April 2017 – Following the successful instalment of “A Fullerton Love Story Tour” and “Where the River Always Flows” in 2016, The Fullerton Heritage presents a second run of the two programmes from 29 April to 13 May 2017 at Singapore’s 71st National Monument - The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Guests can look forward to a captivating interplay of music, theatre, heritage and culinary immersions, tailor-made to acquaint them with the National Monument’s rich legacy during Singapore Heritage Festival.
A Fullerton Love Story Tour
What happens when guests steps through the revolving doors of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore after dark? Join our resident tour guide on an adventure as he takes you on a journey through 89 years of legacies, stories and secrets untold in Singapore’s 71st National Monument.
As one journeys on, guests will witness characters from the past come alive and find themselves in the midst of a most improbable love story between a humble postman played by theatre actor Edward Choy and a stalwart civil servant; played by theatre actress, Isabelle Chiam; who is trying to reach the upper echelons of the finance world. Watch the actors as they regale one with fact, fiction and a dose of amusing anecdotes stemming from the historic monument which was once home to the General Post Office, Ministry of Finance and the famous Singapore Club. Guests will find themselves becoming part of the story in the making, as they get swept into a world where romance never goes out of date and solving riddles in letters could land one a soul mate.
At the end of the tour, a selection of desserts created by Executive Pastry Chef, Enrico Pezzelato will delight one long into the night at The Courtyard. Crafted to satisfy every romantic whim and fancy, guests can choose from any one of five special cakes, and pair it with a choice of coffee, tea or juice. The cake selection ranges from Enchanted Garden (Chantilly-filled Raspberry Meringue Mushroom, Pistachio Sponge Moss, Chocolate Rocks) to The Grand Brass (Vanilla Grand Marnier Soufflés, Double Cream Gelato, Jivara Chocolate Sauce).
The Fullerton Love Story Tour is available for booking online on Saturday, 29th April, 6th May and 13th May from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. at http://afullertonlovestorytour.peatix.com. The tour will take place from 8.00pm to 9.30pm, followed by desserts at The Courtyard. Tickets are priced at $78 nett for adults and $58 nett for children (ages between 6 to 11 years old).
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“Where the River Always Flows II” by TENG Ensemble
The TENG Ensemble returns to the iconic National Monument, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore on 29 April 2017, from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. with a brand new set of Singapore-inspired works. The showcase entitled “Where the River Always Flows II” will include songs by P Ramlee and Zubir Said, a mash up of Rasa Sayang and Di Tanjong Katong, as well as two specially commissioned East-West pieces by The Fullerton Heritage. This instalment will also feature two guest artists: accordionist Syafiqah ‘Adha and 2016 Noise Singapore alumni, Mars.
The title “Where the River Always Flows II” draws reference from the Singapore River that is rich in history; a lifeline to Singapore in our formative years. The TENG Ensemble’s performance on the grounds of The Fullerton Hotel, at the mouth of the Singapore River, aims to bring listeners a taste of Singapore’s heritage music that has shaped not just a Singaporean culture, but an identity. Both the young and old can hum along to familiar Singaporean tunes as they embark on a nostalgic revisiting of the Singapore River that was once abuzz with life and activities.
Tickets to the concert are available at http://wheretheriveralwaysflows2.peatix.com. Each ticket is priced at S$3 per person and the concert is limited to 200 seats at East Garden, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
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ABOUT THE FULLERTON HERITAGE
Located where the dynamic developments of Marina Bay intersect with the world famous Singapore skyline, and where the historic district meets the future, The Fullerton Heritage precinct is the focal point for waterfront fine dining, upscale shopping and entertainment. The waterfront development’s architecture combines both the historical and contemporary, adding vibrancy to the area’s long-established cultural heritage within the Civic District. A landmark destination steeped in Singapore’s illustrious history, the precinct consists of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, One Fullerton, The Fullerton Pavilion, Clifford Pier and Customs House. www.thefullertonheritage.com
ABOUT THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE
Gazetted as Singapore’s 71st National Monument, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore was once home to the General Post Office, The Singapore Club and the Chamber of Commerce. It is a luxury hotel with 400 rooms and suites carefully designed to provide both business and leisure travellers with a sanctuary of serenity and comfort in which to retreat and rejuvenate. Dynamically located in the heart of the financial and arts districts, the hotel successfully blends rich heritage with contemporary style and personalised service to offer guests a world-class accommodation experience. Epicureans can enjoy a delectable array of dining selections. There are a total of 5 restaurants and bar in the hotel, namely Town Restaurant which presents international buffets and an à la carte menu, Jade features authentic Chinese cuisine, The Courtyard offers an Indian buffet, Japanese buffet and Afternoon Tea, and The Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar with breathtaking views of the bay serves authentic Italian cuisine. Post Bar, which features the original ceiling and pillars of the General Post Office, is the popular choice amongst the trendy elite.
Aside from the dining selections, The Fullerton Hotel also features an exquisite and intimate retail wing. Guests seeking rejuvenation can pamper themselves with the indulgent treatments at The Fullerton Spa. www.fullertonhotels.com
ABOUT TENG ENSEMBLE
The critically-acclaimed TENG Ensemble bridges the traditional and contemporary with the use of technology and a sound that is current, innovative, visionary and urban-guided by Asian aesthetics. The ensemble’s works highlight the significance of Singapore’s songs and places in shaping the Singaporean sensibility of today. By revisiting heritage songs and presenting them in a contemporary way, the ensemble also aims to spark interest in the history of South-east Asian music and its place in the modern world. http://www.thetengcompany.com/
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