The 50 Cents Fest is back again in 2017. If you have missed last year’s event, 1950s-themed fiesta.; you certainly can’t miss this year’s travel back to the golden era of 1980s Singapore. What’s the coolest thing? There is no inflation at The 50 Cents Fest, even after “30 years”. All food and drinks are priced from as little as 50 cents!!!

Visitors will be able to enjoy the wide variety of traditional dishes from the different dialect groups, including the Hokkien Rickshaw Noodle, UFO (Fried Oyster Cake), Hakka Abacus Seed, Teochew Ah Balling, Ice Ball and more! There are more than 20 stalls and 10 old-school mobile hawkers to look out for. Experience nostalgic eats in simple 1980s lifestyle where a snippet of Singapore’s 1980s street hawker and bazaar scene come alive.

What’s more? Enjoy a game of hopscotch in the side alley, make a surprise song dedication through an old radio station, go biscuit shopping with family at the mama shop and live Xin Yao performances!

Finally, here’s the full menu for The 50 Cents Fest. Have you spotted your favourite heritage food?

  • Rickshaw Noodles
  • Dried Cuttlefish Peanut Congee
  • UFO (Fried Oyster Cake)
  • Yam Paste (Orh Nee)
  • Paper Wrapped Chicken
  • Ah Balling
  • Tutu Kueh
  • Abacus Seed
  • Red Glutinous Wine Chicken
  • Kong Bak Pau
  • Satay Bee Hoon
  • Pork Leg Bee Hoon
  • Fried Wanton Cantonese
  • Mini Wa Ko Kueh Teochew
  • Michael Jackson (Soya Bean Drink with Grass Jelly)
  • Pineapple Drink (2 cups)
  • Milo Heritage
  • Bird’s Nest Drink
  • Ice Ball
  • Sng Bao (Red Bean / Corn)
  • Traditional Rainbow Bread with Ice Cream
  • Muah Chee
  • Steamed Peanuts
  • Tea Leaf Eggs
  • BBQ Chicken Wings
  • Chee Cheong Fun
  • Char Siew Rice
  • Laksa
  • Otah (3 pieces)
  • Mee Goreng
  • Sambal La La
  • Oyster Omelette
  • Soya Sauce Chicken Rice
  • Fried Kway Teow with Egg
  • Putu Mayam
  • Chicken Briyani
  • Hokkien Mee
  • Satay
  • Cereal Prawn
  • Ma La Baby Lobster
  • Salted Egg Yolk Crab

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How to go The 50 Cents Fest!
Event Date and Time

29 July 2017: 12PM to 11PM

30 July 2017: 11AM to 11PM


Chinatown Food Street, 7 Smith Street, Singapore 058921

Travel and Parking

Parking available at Chinatown Complex or URA coupon parking lots along Mosque Street or Pagoda Street.

Travel via public transport.

Exit A;

Walk 332 metres to 7 Smith Street.

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