[ INTERSECTION by Funan ] #5. A Slow & Green Saturday


Farm to Table, Farm to Beauty, and Farming in the City!

Funan invites you to join us for a Slow & Green Saturday this September with the urban farming community in Singapore.

Join culinary anthropologist Nithiya, Brunch Bandits for a morning tea session* as she shares stories of her work while enjoying freshly brewed healthy tea, pesto dip with shortbread and cookies baked from our native herbs and plants.

Discover the roots (literally) of our island with botanical artist, Mamakan through the story of Nathaniel Wallich, a pioneer naturalist from the early colonial days of South and Southeast Asia, and the inspiration behind her art!

Citizen Farm by Edible Garden City will also be sharing a behind the scene distillation process to produce organic essential oils from herbs grown on their farm.

And finally, join us for an exclusive walk to Raffles City Level 7 Rooftop Farm. Amazing view and an opportunity to harvest and share knowledge about growing crops in our climate and city awaits you! Let’s get our hands GREEN!

*Registration fee of $10/pax @ Tea&Pesto with Nithiya!

At this workshop you will learn how to make delicious, aromatic teas from freshly picked Blue Pea Flowers, Red Hibiscus, Mexican Tarragon, and more! While sipping your tea, Nithiya will show you how pesto can be made from fresh garden herbs! Best of all, taste it with the Brunch Bandits' signature homemade shortbread! Sign up for a truly slow, relaxing and green Saturday morning!

Event Details

Date: Saturday, 30 Sep 2017

Venue: Funan Showsuite

Time: 10am - 12pm


10am: Registration*

10.15am - 10.45am: Tea and Pesto Making with Nithiya!

10.15am - 11.15am: Mamakan Art Sharing & Edible Farm City Essential Oil Distillery

11.15am - Chat with the panel on urban farming and sustainable dining!

11.30am - Tour to Raffles City Rooftop Garden**

*Register on Peatix! Become a Friend of Funan by liking and following @FunanSG on Facebook and Instagram! Only Friends of Funan will gain entry! (Verification will be held at the entrance)

**Sign-up at the event! (Limited to first 30 pax) Subject to weather conditions

Enquiries: programmes@shophouseandco.com or +65 6291 3686



Citizen Farm by Edible Garden City

Citizen Farm is the brainchild of Edible Garden City, designed to be a closed-looped urban farming system that integrates natural systems with modern technology; building a robust and sustainable urban farming model for the world at large while EGC champions the grow-your-own-food movement in cities around the world, starting with Singapore!

IG: @citizenfarmsg || web: citizenfarm.com.sg

Brunch Bandits by Nithiya

Nithiya comes from a long line of farmers who reaped the fruits of land for both nourishment and healing. This philosophy of sustainability and conscious consumption informs her approach to food, working with local farmers in Singapore to preserve heritage herbs and spices in the Brunch Bandits social dining club that she runs. From healing Asian Superfood brunches at Sofitel Singapore to soul food brunches that serve up cuisines from the West Indies, to Ethiopia and Turkey, these curated sessions explore culture through the lens of the global citizen.

Celebrating the diversity in the people who travel to Singapore and the places we now travel to, through the tastiest of mediums. Nithiya is interested in the stories these dishes carry, of memory, of journey and of community. Her palate is influenced by travels and stays in London to Brazil with a strong grounding of Singaporean heritage.

IG: @brunchbandits65 || FB: @brunchbandits


Mamakan is a botanical artist exploring historical and contemporary culture.

Her artistic practice uses photography and installations around our relationship with plants, especially edible plants, at the most intimate level: the admiration, love, destruction or dysfunction. By exploring different aspects of botanicals through interactive and immersive art experiences, we discover new connections with nature, our sense, ourselves and each other.

IG: @studiomamakan || FB: @studiomamakan


// ABOUT //


Intimate conversations to spark ideas and connections, Intersection by Funan is a monthly gathering where creativity, technology and entrepreneurship intersect.


Funan is an intersection where people and passions intersect to create new discoveries and we seek to foster a culture of collaboration and co-creation.

Regular activities will be housed at the showsuite; curated based on a collection of six passion themes – tech, craft, play, fit, chic and taste

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Shophouse & Co is the curator of the Intersection by Funan.

Shophouse & Co is a placemaking studio that helps clients create places for people through programmes and interventions that catalyse urban spaces and communities. www.shophouseandco.com

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