Festivals in Singapore

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Festivals in Singapore

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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
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    Chinese New Year is celebrated throughout the Asian region. It is often called Lunar New Year, as it is celebrated throughout Asia. Lunar New Year is celebrated according to the Lunar calendar. Apart from Singapore, the Lunar New Year is celebrated in Korea and Taiwan. In mainland China, it is celebrated as the Spring Festival. Of course, the Lunar New Year is celebrated in Chinatowns around the world. The method of celebration is similiar -- feasting, exchanging red envelopes and lots of fireworks!
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • Julia @Scrumptious Solent
    Southampton, UK2,427 contributions
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    Great to see the super tree structures in daylight during the day and then lit up at night. They are more impressive at night I’d say and I really enjoyed the evening show. You can see it at 7:45 or 8:45 and be prepared to get there 15 minutes or more ahead to get a good viewing spot. Try to sit/lie facing the largest super tree (the observatory which has windows in it).

    The trees are lit up in time to popular ‘disco music’ (think Saturday night fever, ABBA, Barry White) with various colours and it’s quite mesmerising!

    It’s free and very popular with tourists and locals alike so there is quite a crush getting out (as there’s only one main route out from the gardens into the marina bay shopping centre/hotel).
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore6,667 contributions
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    When you are in a mass event like this, you feel like a tiny dot in an ocean of people. I volunteered as a First Aider and was amazed by the swarms of smart contingents and colorful-dressed performers staging such a wonderful parade in front of the F1 Pit Building. It was not my first time at such a cultural event, but I always feel great contributing a little effort towards the finale.  Individual efforts can bring excellence, but it is only collective efforts that can deliver. It is only when all components are functioning, then the engine can perform at its peak.

     

    A multi-cultural society like us is very fragile, we have to create opportunities and events to create that glue that bind everyone together as one united people. The lion dance and dragon dance troupes were traditionally monopolized by the Chinese but nowadays, the racial composition has changed, and you see other races keen in the pugilistic dance and excel in the performance arts.

     

    I really enjoyed the International Cultural performances from the various countries. The Thai performance from Chiang Mai Mai Rajabhat University was extraordinarily captivating. Likewise, the performance by the Indonesia Sumatera Ethnics was astoundingly awesome. The Argentine Tango by Casa by PA Dance group aroused my interest on such dance. The unique tempo of the Japanese performance by the Japanese Association was impressive.

     

    Let a hundred flowers bloom! 百花齐放,百鸟争鸣. Mao attempted to create a hundred schools of thought in Communist China but ended up in the disastrous Proletarian Cultural Revolution. But right at this F1 race alley, a hundred flowers bloom!
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • checkpointcheryl
    Washington DC, DC239 contributions
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    Short and sweet, this is about an 8 minute ongoing event requiring no planning or tickets and, because it continues for several days on rotation all evening, is never crowded. A quite engrossing display projected onto the walls of the building tells a story about Singapore's coming into being.
    Written 9 September 2023
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  • Anny R
    Singapore, Singapore75 contributions
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    Chinese Zodiac in human size, brightly lit lanterns displayed making it fun for us to search for our own zodiac.

    The key figures present and accounted for! Especially the 140 foot long dragon suspended high up in the air as it winds around the Supertrees, whilst the giant God of Fortune smiles indulgently at all of us trying to snap a picture of them both.

    Great variety of food prepared in the many stalls too!! It’s not Singapore if food is missing 😍
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • Mary K
    Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
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    Fantastic show,well worth a visit. Free entrance if staying in Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Show nightly,check for times locally. Music from 70s and 80s to accompany lights,which was brilliant.
    Written 5 June 2019
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  • YMT890
    Taichung, Taiwan45 contributions
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    這此旅行,正好遇到這特殊的節慶及遊行,整個小印度區都擠滿了人,還有免費的餐點供人食用.每個主角身上都有很驚人的裝飾,用針刺進皮膚,以支撐裝飾品,或是以針刺穿舌頭及臉頰,實在驚人,能看到這印度的重大節慶,也算是此次旅遊的一大收穫.We met the spacial holiday in little India. It's so amazing. I was so glad I could see the parade.
    Written 31 January 2016
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  • Angelo B
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    It's a Very different, very new take on Theatre. I recommend that one get the OPEN pass for only $45 and then try to go for some of the main festival's shows. I went for both and it was an experience, indeed.
    Written 5 January 2017
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  • fismi
    44 contributions
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    This festival be held at Chinatown. This is the best festival in Singapore because you can see many performance, for example: street light up, mass lantern walk, and more. You must visit this festival when you come to Singapore
    Written 30 March 2018
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  • Marcel C
    Ottawa9 contributions
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    Stunning to see what an ambitious, vision focused country can do in less than 60 years. The use of light, encouragement of business, culture of respect is admirable.
    Written 1 April 2018
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  • Tina S
    Greenway, Australia111 contributions
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    Great to be in Singapore and especially Little India during this celebration. Night time is best to see the lights on the street. Other events are posted, such as parades on certain nights.
    Written 20 September 2016
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  • lady_gie03
    Singapore2 contributions
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    We went there at Christmas. The place is too crowded but manageable. Queue for Santa’s photo taking is very long so we just skipped it but lots of picture worthy spots. If you’re too hungry, there are many food stalls to choose from with free live band singing to entertain peeps. Overall we did enjoy it.
    Written 25 December 2022
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  • JimKKTan
    Singapore, Singapore235 contributions
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    really enjoyable art spring Affordable Art Fair. very good place to learn art, be arthappy and so many good painting and can see some artists or understand more too and have tour and explainations. too many good art pieces available.
    Written 27 April 2016
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