Digital Shilin Singapore - an online playground of food and entertainment happening from 12 to 21 June 2020

Nurzatiman
Lifestyle Contributor
(PHOTO: Digital Shilin Singapore)

The second edition of Singapore’s iteration of Taiwan’s famous night market has gone online and been renamed as Digital Shilin Singapore. Touted as Singapore’s largest online festival, it will feature close to 100 local and regional digital pop-up stores, shining a spotlight on local business and artisans across the F&B, retail, and entertainment industries. 

Moving online, though driven by current circumstances, addresses one of the biggest issues to plague Shilin Night Market Singapore last year—overcrowding. The average waiting time to enter the market as well as to purchase food was purported to be between 30-90 minutes. It’s a phenomenon driven by Singaporean’s love for anything ‘hipster’ or ‘imported’ as evident by similarly insane queues at Artbox (a concept imported from Bangkok) which attracted close to 660,000 visitors over six days at the Bayfront Event Space. 

While it might be difficult to faithfully recreate the conviviality of a physical market, Digital Shilin Singapore promises to bring the same level of festivity to the online edition by taking advantage of digital technology such as live streaming, e-commerce, and food delivery from your mobile phone. Here’s what you can look forward to.

Food — 吃

Playmade (PHOTO: Digital Shilin Singapore)

When it comes to food, Digital Shilin Singapore leaves no stone unturned. Coming on board as vendors are familiar Singapore outfits such as Golden Moments and Tai Croissant who are both offering exclusive bundle sets especially for this event. There are also restaurants offering menus specially created for Digital Shilin. Visitors can look forward to The Masses who are offering Iberico Pork Lu Rou Fan, Braised Angus Beef Cheek with Korean Vermicelli, and Mala Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Happy Ending Pizza Parlour serving up a Taboo Durian Pizza with Gold Leaf.

All food orders are delivered to your doorstep exclusively via the Pickupp app or Shopee.

Retail — 逛

Digital Shilin has partnered up with official lifestyle partner, Shopee—a convenient one-stop-shop to satiate all your shopping needs. In line with supporting local and homegrown Brand’s, Digital Shilin brings to the fore a curated selection of Singaporean brands such as perfumery, Scent by Six; earring artisan, Petite Bar; and hand-made stationery maker, Mamahand. 

Shopee will also be organising dynamic live auctions with plenty of giveaway opportunities for the lucky few.

Play — 玩

Official mobile partner, Gomo by Singtel allows visitors to compete in a game—Stack-A-Mo—where the objective is to stack as many boxes in line as possible, with prizes and vouchers to be won. There are also Digital Shilin Singapore exclusive social media games, and filters visitors can use and post on Instagram.

Live Performances — 樂

The Freshman. (PHOTO: Digital Shilin Singapore)

A line-up of performances by local and Taiwanese artistes await visitors on the Main Stage. Hosted by MediaCorp Artist, Lee Teng, visitors to Digital Shilin Singapore can look forward to entertainment acts by bands and Singers such as Caryson, The Freshman, Nat Wu, Yokez, Marcus Lee, and Jay / CIRCO amongst many others.

Apart from musical performances, there will also be variety and game shows by acts like The Dumb and Dumber by SGAG and workout videos by Fly Entertainment Artist, Jaime Teo.

Website | 12 June: 3 - 11pm, 13 - 14 June & 19 - 21 June: 12 - 11pm

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