Lunch in the Dark (Singapore)

Lunch in the Dark is organized by Dialogue in the Dark Singapore, an organization that raises awareness towards visual impairment through a lunch/ dining experience.

The concept is simple : eat in TOTAL darkness.

If we often hear humans are first a visual animal, then you understand why the experience can be so unsettling at first. After being guided to your table in total darkness by a visually impaired guide (who, unlike us, has no issue finding her way around!)., we were invited to sit down at our table.

When was the last time you encountered total obscurity ? One where you cannot see your fingers although you know they are probably less that 5cm from your eyes? This is the setting where you are being served a simple 3 course meal and drink. While there is nothing too weird in the food served, still, the idea of not being able to see your food nor control anything was uncomfortable at first. After a while, it was fun to see the other senses take over, and pay attention to food, taste a sound in a very different way.

This program encourages interaction and communication among the participants as well as helps raise awareness on the challenges of visual impairment. All waiters and chefs (except few organizers) are blind.

For information :

Price / Donation (if required): $15-25 with discounts (check website)
About the organiser: Dialogue in the Dark Singapore is an exclusive collaboration between Ngee Ann Polytechnic (through Social Lab Ltd) and Dialogue Social Enterprise. Originally founded in Germany, Dialogue in the Dark has reached 30 countries and more than 150 cities across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas since 1988. Over 6 million visitors worldwide have experienced what it means to hear, smell, taste and touch things without being able to see them.
Website of the organiser:
Date of activity: May 28, 2017
Time & Duration: The organize sessions on a regular base. Contact them to check availability. In our case it took about 2h
Location of activity: 535 clementi road singapore
Next Dates available: See website
Language(s): English
Activity Type:
Free Activities
Paying Activities
Social Purpose:
Education and Literacy
Diversity and Integration
Culture and Arts
Poverty Alleviation
Social Entrepreneurship
Month of activity:
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Country: Singapore
Listing created May 28, 2017

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