Miss Thailand? You can experience Songkran in Singapore – without getting wet
Thai resort Dusit Thani is bringing the Songkran festival to Singapore with an array of food promotions and workshops.
Set to take place from Apr 5 to Apr 18, the resort has partnered the Tourism Authority of Thailand Singapore Office and Thai Supermarket to offer an array of F&B promotions, activities and workshops for guests to bask in the spirit of the popular water festival.
But no, there are no water-based activities, so you won’t get wet. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, water-based activities have not been planned this year so as to prevent large group gatherings, the resort told CNA Luxury.
You can, however, tuck into a wide selection of authentic Thai food. At Greenhouse restaurant, chef Donnapa is presenting the Signature Khanom Jeen Nam Ngiao (Spicy Curry Pork Noodles) (S$24++).
Originating from chef Donnapa's homeland, this rustic northern Thai noodle dish boasts a rich broth made from homemade curry paste.
Tee Deck, an al fresco bar and grill serving a selection of Thai-inspired BBQ dishes, will also be offering their well-loved Som Tum Gai Yang Kaeng Khanun (Pork & Jackfruit Curry) (S$24++). Be sure to order the bar’s authentically brewed Thai Iced Tea (S$8++) as well to complete your meal.
For staycationers, the resort is also holding two workshops for guests to partake in. The first, happening on Apr 10, is a Thai Flower Garlands Workshop (S$79). At the workshop, guests will learn how to make Phuang Malai, a traditional Thai flower garland usually given as a symbol of good luck to a bride and groom, a welcome to long-forgotten friends, or a thank you to high-ranking officials at important events.
The second is a Thai Tea-Time Snacks Workshop (S$89), happening on April 17. During the session, guests will learn how to make Kanom Cheep Nok, otherwise known as Bird Dumpling. The dumpling is shaped like a well-fed bird, hence the name.
You’ll also learn how to make Chor Muang, a popular Thai savoury dumpling shaped like a purple flower.
While Dusit Thani's offerings may not match the full-fledged Songkran experience in Thailand, they help to satiate our wanderlust for now, at least while we wait for borders to reopen.
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