Sake Matsuri Singapore
Photograph: Sake Matsuri Singapore 2023Sake Matsuri Singapore
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Sake Matsuri Singapore 2023

Dawson Tan

Time Out says

Sake Matsuri returns from November 3 to 5 at the Outdoor Plaza of Paya Lebar Quarter as the largest edition in its five-year history. And there will be more than just free-flow sake this year. For the first time ever, the festival will feature a pop-up $5 sake bar to kick off the first day and there will even be a chance to win the grand prize of a guided tour in Japan (worth $4,400) inclusive of two sake brewery visits: see both the famous Konohanano Brewery in Tokyo and Funasaka Brewery in Takayama, Gifu.

Held over three days, Sake Matsuri promises a grand showcase of over 200 labels of sake represented by both Japanese breweries and local distributors. These will include 52 sake debuting in Singapore, as well as award-winning names and seasonal releases. On day one, the festival is entry-free for all while sake coupons are available for sale. Consider the Sake Passport (worth $50) that ensures a completion of ten sake samples, which instantly guarantees your chance at the lucky draw for the grand prize.

Shimanto Junmao Daijingo
Photograph: Sake Matsuri SingaporeShimanto Junmao Daijingo

Days two and three will resume with the highly anticipated free-flow sake format with three sessions happening each day. Some sake highlights you’ll find during the sessions include: the Kanadel Junmai Daiginjo, a light and slightly sake brewed by Obata’s second brewery Gakkogura; the Shinsei Junmai Ginjo, a brewery that is one to watch hailing from Shinano Omachi; and the luxurious Shimanto Junmao Daijingo, made from 100 percent Niida rice using the exquisite waters from the ultra-clear Shimanto stream.

“We’re upping the ante by expanding the festival calendar this year. While sake enthusiasts continue to enjoy our free-flow sessions, our new pop-up sake bar on Day 1 offers exclusive pours that festival-goers won’t find in other sessions as well as intimate masterclasses by sake masters,” shares Mr Kevin Ngan, founder of Sake Matsuri Singapore.

Early bird tickets to the free-flow sessions are now available until October 3, priced at $45 per person or $200 for a bundle of five. Thereafter, tickets are priced at $55 and $250 respectively.


Event website:
From $45
Opening hours:
Various timings
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