In conjunction with the celebration of the Turkey National Day on 28th October 2011, the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey is hosting the Turkish Culinary & Cultural Week, in collaboration with the Royale Chulan Hotel of Kuala Lumpur, and Etihad Airways.

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I hopped in for the launch just last week, and was rewarded with FREE air tickets to Istanbul!!




Yeah right…




THERE WERE 2 sets of return flight tickets to Turkey inclusive of a 3-night stay in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul given away thanks to the generousity of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey & Etihad Airways. But moi wasn’t the lucky one. 🙁

Anyhow, congrats to the winners; of which one is none other than the flamboyant Kee Hua Chee, who attributed his good luck to his thick snake necklace around his neck.

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Sigh, there goes my visit exotic Turkey dream… *poof!!*

Anyhow, I gorged on Turkish sweets and took pictures with cute Turkish chefs to console myself. :P

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The good news is, you can go belly up on Turkish cuisine and take pictures with gorgeous Turkish dancers and men too! The Turkish Culinary and Cultural Week is at Royal Chulan Hotel Ballroom from NOW til this 4th November!

Here’s a snippet of what you can expect:

1. Sexy musicians!

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2. Cultural performances by colorful Turkish musicians and dancers

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3. Turkish Coffee – an aromatic and robust blend.

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There’s more of course – I’m looking forward to MORE MOUTHWATERING Turkish gastronomical delights prepared by a celebrated Turkish Chef brought in especially for the event; Calligraphy and EBRU (the Art of Marbling Paper) as well as demonstrations by traditional Turkish craftsmen. Definitely not a fair to be missed!

The launch only gave me an inkling of what Turkey has to offer, and I’m definitely headed back to Royal Chulan for more insights on Turkey. Today is my first day back from Singapore, I’m going to clear some work and I’ve got a One Star Michelin Chef dinner tonight. I think tomorrow is a good day to pay the fair a visit! See you there if you’re popping in too! :P

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