Archive for December, 2011
SGHoliday has had eventful and colorful 2011, thanks to support from all our visitors, partners and subscribers.
Eventually, we made it.
Let’s look forward to 2012 and wish for the best to the world with this song from Abba: Happy New Year.
iFly Singapore makes people’s dream of flying freely without the help of any aids come true. It is the world’s largest wind tunnel with 5 meters width and 17 meters high that enables the visitors to fly or skydive inside. US$25 million was spent to build this skydiving simulator, and it has just been opened for public in April 2011. People may wonder how this wind tunnel operates that it can bring solid people fly high without any parachutes, hang gliding, or whatever. iFly Singapore has certainly found the technology which makes such thing possible. More >
Tourists always love to see Japan since uncountable numbers of festivals are held there each year. Some of the festivals are Cherry Blossom Festival, Sapporo Snow Festival, New Year Festival, Tanabata Festival, and Bon Festival. Even though the festivals are not always taking place in the same time from districts to districts, the joy and festive are always the same in every district. Here are some reviews about the festivals in Japan. More >
Christmas 2013: A Festive Of Serenity, Joy And Shopping
Traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas in many countries is now also a celebration of the secular part of the holiday, with lots of shopping, entertainment, Christmas lights, and Santa showing up in full furs despite the fact that some are smack in the middle of the tropics. More >
Krakatoa Festival, held to commemorate the super eruption Mt. Krakatoa in 1883, is going to be held on October 12 until October 16 this year – 2011. This annual festival takes place in Mt. Anak Krakatoa – the leftover mound of Mt. Krakatoa – and also in Lampung, a province where Mt. Anak Krakatoa is located. Series of attractions are prepared to celebrate Krakatoa Festival; some of them are traditional arts and dance from Lampung as well as carnival and parade. Unlike the previous years ago, Krakatoa festival this year is managed to attract tourists and local villagers in addition to the ambassadors and officers. More >
Chichibu Yomatsuri, Japanese words for Chichibu’s Night Festival, is one of the three largest float festivals in Japan held for two days in December every year. The festival begins on December 3rd in the evening and lasts on the night of December 4th in Chichibu shrines, Chichibu city in Saitama Prefecture. Japanese people celebrate Chichibu Yomatsuri to respect 6 kamis (deities) guarded the town, so during the celebration of the festival, 6 floats representing the 6 deities are made and decorated with carvings, flowers, and hundreds lantern before lifted around the shrine. More >
The Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Jie, Shangyuan, Yuen Siu Festival, and Chap Go Meh, is a festival to celebrate the first full moon after the Chinese New Year. Chinese people all over the world celebrate this festival by gathering around and holding feast with family. The Lantern Festival is also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day because lovers usually show their affection to each other in this full moon. The festival got its name – Lantern Festival – from the tradition of Chinese people to set out a big number of red-glowing lanterns along the street. More >
Night of Radishes or Noche de Rabanos is a unique festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, held in December 23rd every year. People in Oaxaca, Mexico, has a tradition of making sculptures and carvings from radishes to celebrate the festival. Just like pumpkin as the symbol of Halloween festival, radishes are known as the symbol of Christmas in Mexico seeing that the festival is in fact held to greet the Christmas Day. Night of Radishes is the most awaited festival for people living inside and outside Oaxaca. More >
Spending holiday in Tokyo is not enough before visiting Tokyo Disneyland, a huge theme park in Tokyo designed in a wonderful setting of Disneyland. Tokyo Disneyland was the first theme park of Disney that was built outside the USA. It is stated as the world most-visited theme park in 2009 with the amount of visitors reach up to 13 million. With its seven themed-areas, Tokyo Disneyland can be enjoyed by people in every age, not only the kids or teens. More >
In some commonwealth countries, Boxing Day is widely known as a holiday given for one or two days after Christmas. A few countries named the Boxing Day differently, for example, Ireland call it as St. Stephen’s Day while South Africa once called it as Day of the Goodwill before called it back as the Boxing Day in 1994. Nobody really knows why the holiday after Christmas Day was called as the Boxing Day, though some guessed that the names was derived from the folk etymology that ‘boxing’ has something to do with the sport. That’s why, some people celebrate Boxing Day by holding some kind of sports events. More >