Singapore River One Celebrates St.Patrick's Day 2016 with Singapore's Irish Community

Singapore, 27 January 2016 - The Singapore River will be transformed once again into a sea of green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations from 17 to 20 March 2016.

Presented by Singapore River One (SRO) for the fourth consecutive year, Boat Quay and Circular Road will embrace the carnival-like atmosphere for the St. Patricks Day Street festival with activities for both the young and old on 19 & 20 March. Additionally, savour the delights of Irish cuisine with live music and the traditional Parade, starting at the Raffles Landing Site (Sir Stamford Raffles statue) on 20 March 2016.

First held in Singapore in 2005, the Parade has been expanding in size and popularity yearly. This unique and inclusive festival welcomes everyone from all walks of life to join in the celebrations.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish specialities and colourful acts along the Singapore River

Singapore, 25 February 2016 – The highly anticipated annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival, presented by Singapore River One, returns this year from 17 to 20 March. Apart from the colourful St. Patrick’s Day Street Parade and fun-filled activities, visitors can look forward to gastronomic treats with uniquely Irish specialities along the river.

“We are proud to be part of the annual St. Patrick’s Day festival where we celebrate with people from all walks of life together with Singapore’s Irish community,” expressed Ms Michelle Koh, Executive Director of Singapore River One.

This year, visitors can enjoy family friendly activities, live performances by local bands and sample unique Irish dishes specially put together by participating merchants along the river.

Understanding Irish Culture through Cuisine Celebrating through the Irish cuisine, participating merchants along Boat Quay and Circular Road will be serving traditional Irish favourites. Foodies can satisfy their cravings while experiencing the Irish spirit and culture at the festival.

Pop by Molly Malone’s and enjoy a traditional Whiskey & Bacon Marmalade with Soda Bread, a dish introduced to the restaurant by the current Irish Ambassador’s wife and has become a favourite amongst Molly Malone’s frequented patrons. Mini beer battered Fish & Chips will also be on the menu, served with homemade tartar sauce and steak cut chips.

Providing a 360° view of the Singapore skyline, Southbridge presents Native Irish Oysters specially flown from Ireland, Galway Bay. Pair the succulent oysters with Irish vodka concoctions; Irish Cola made with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream and Pat’s Martini which is a combination of Midori Liqueur, Belvedere and Triple Sec.

Pop by Hero’s, Mogambo and Public House for The Paddy’s, a burger with thinly-sliced corned beef topped with caramelized onions, Irish cheddar cheese, tomato and seeded mustard on a lightly-toasted bun.

Drink up at RedDot Brewhouse with the Monster Green Lager, a Green Spirulina infused lager beer that touts health benefits and low hop content. Draft & Craft will be presenting their take on a classic St Patrick’s Day dish, Shepherd’s Pie made with mashed potatoes, succulent ground beef, carrots and onions.

Family-Friendly Activities This year’s St Patrick’s Festival will boast more activities for families with children in celebration of all things Irish. These include face and nail painting, hair braiding and colouring, balloon sculpting and a bouncy castle to jump around in.

Irish Music Entertainment A key highlight of the St Patrick’s Day Festival is the diverse range of Irish themed bands and performances on Saturday and Sunday. Spread out over two stages along Circular Road, revellers can enjoy traditional Irish dance as well as Indie band performances by favourites the The Craic Horse, The Slings, The Disclaimers, Singapore Trad Collective and many more.

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