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Singapore National Day is observed yearly to celebrate Singapore?s independence or separation from Federation of Malaysia on 9 August 1965. The first Singapore National Day was celebrated in 1966, one year after Singapore’s independence from Malaysia. More >
Mooncake Festival in Singapore
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In Singapore, celebrations of the Mooncake festival is concentrated on the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival. From September to October, Chinatown?the beating heart of the Chinese in Singapore?is transformed into an extravaganza of shimmering lights, themed lanterns, street bazaars, and stage shows, all to pay homage to a festival that reaches back into the very roots of Chinese culture. More >
Singapore 2011 Holidays Calendar
Following are the Singapore public holiday 2011, according to official holiday calendar announced by Singapore Ministry of Manpower .
Take note that majority of Singapore holidays 2011 are made of religious holidays, with representation from each major religion in Singapore, namely Islam/Mosleem, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhism. More >
In order to study the Indian culture, you do not have to go to India. When you in Singapore, you can also find this culture. Located in Serangoon Road, Little India, is a small speck in the modernization of Singapore who still nuanced India. The first Indian settlers in Singapore arrived with Sir Stamford Raffles as assistants and soldiers in 1819. In the late 19 th century, more and more Indian immigrants who came to find work, both as a builder of roads or occupy important positions in the civil service sipil.Little India still save a lot of traditions that continue to be preserved. Distinctive odor of spices and incense is a sign when we entered this area.
There is one spot that towered over there. Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, an Indian Hindu worship site in the middle of Little India area. The temple was built in 1835 and has undergone renovation in the year of 1987 (as the inscription is written in front of this site). This temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, the god of strength and cruel incarnation. The Veeramakaliamman means The Brave Kali.
The temple was full of interior. On the outside part, there are a variety of ornamental statues of Hindu gods, against the wall next to the soaring roof of this temple. Inside is a statue of Goddess Kali is flanked by two sons, Ganesha and Murugan. Kali is the goddess who has a lot of hands holding weapons of all. If you want to watch a religious ceremony in the temple, according to the information I gather, came in on Tuesday or Friday.
Little India Arcade and Campbell Lane, is the center of culture, commerce and entertainment of India. Try a sari, watch spice grinder to grind spices with aroma, or ask a parakeet to read your fate. All this you can do in one day! There are still some places in Little India giving more attractive place to visit, such as the Masjid Abdul Gofur which is the only mosque that is designed with 25 rays of the sun. Its a symbol of 25 prophets chosen. In this mosque there are reportedly using the clock sunlight. Again, there was more activity in Little India that is fun to be tried, Indian Fortune Teller. Do you want to know your future live? Ask!
In spirit of 2010 Chinese New Year celebrations, The Float@Marina Bay will be transformed into a fairyland of lantern displays and decorations with the God of Fortune and twelve Chinese Zodiac Animals.
See also: Chinese New Year 2012
Look out for the firing of firecrackers and fireworks against the spectacular skyline. Join in the Chinese Lantern riddle-guessing and other onsite competitions while savouring an array of mouth-watering local cuisines, specialty food from Chengdu (China) and beverages.
There will also be onsite cooking demonstrations, handicrafts and specialty products for sale. Visitors can also look forward to line-up exciting performances from Chengdu, Taiwan and local groups.
Dates: 12 Feb 2010 to 20 Feb 2010
Time: From 12 noon to 2330 hrs
FREE Hotel Pick Up Time: 13:00, 15:00 or 18:00
Except for CNY eve (13 Feb 2010):12 noon to 1.00am.
Price: S$19.90 (Adult) / S$15.90 (Child)
A) FunVee City Attractions Hopper Pass
B) FunVee Ethnic Attractions Hopper Pass
C) FunVee Marina Attractions Hopper
D) Complimentary Sentosa Attractions Hopper
E) Complimentary Marina Bay Walking Tour (worth S$12)
F) Complimentary Drink at Hard Rock Cafe
G) Complimentary Drink at Manchester United Cafe & Bar (worth over S$35)
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During vacation, when you are still in Singapore, there is one unique place with India nuanced. Visit a ?street shopping? that offer a lot of cheaper products. The location is Little India namely. From its name, Little India, you can guess that this area is dominated by Indian culture & heritage. In Little India, people still keep a lot of traditions to be preserved.
Using public transportation, train, you can stop at Little India MRT Station. Little India is one of shopping centers that known with its cheapness. And most important things is that this area is opened 24 hours a day! Satisfy yourself with some jewelry – silver engraving, bridal jewelry, bracelet, anklet cheap and colorful, and other jewelry. See also special sheets of India and a giant photograph of Indian movie stars.
Visiting Little India will not be complete without seeing the two main interesting place, Tekka Center and Mustafa Center. Tekka Center on Buffalo Road, known as street market by the locals. It provides full of vegetables, fish, meat, spices and fresh flowers. For small souvenirs, look to the store for brass or other small shops. At the other end of Serangoon Road, in Serangoon Plaza there is Mustafa Center, a department store with emporium and Aladdin cave that is open 24 hours. When you go inside , there is classical and you’ll find all sorts of things with the cheapest price in Singapore. This department store is a popular shopping center for electronic goods and household goods. Buyers can find all kinds of items from its collection that reaches more than 120,000 products.
Other places that is still interesting is Little India Arcade. It’s like a tunnel that contains the vendor offering a variety of ethnic Indian collection. In addition, in this place is also filled with a variety of outlets that offer the most unique clothing of India, ?Sari?. And for you who love the art you can visit Chellas Gallery specializes in paper boxes and other objects collections from Kashmir.
Firecrackers and pyrotechnics display during these three main events:
- Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2010 Official Light-Up & Opening Ceremony
23 January 2010 | 6pm-10pm
- Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2010 Countdown
13 February 2010 | 9.30om – 12.30am
- Chinatown Yuan Xiao Jie
28 February 2010 | 7pm – 10pm
Chinese New Year Celebrations Package
Dates: 23 Jan 2010 to 28 Feb 2010 Tour Starts: 18:30
Hotel Pick Up Time: 18:00
Price: S$32.90′ (Adult) I S$29.90 (Child)
A) Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour (worth S$23.00)
B) FunVee City Atttractions Hopper Day Pass and
C) FunVee Ethnic Attractions Hopper Pass (worth over S$35)
D) FunVee Marina Attractions Hopper
E) Complimentary Sentosa AttractionsHopper
F) Complimentary Marina Bay Walking Tour (worth S$12)
G) Complimentary Drink at Hard Rock Cafe
H) Complimentary Drink at Manchester United Cafe & Bar
Tel Citytours +65) 6738 3338 | (+65) 8188 6000
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Website : www.citytours.sg
Why holiday in Singapore?
In Singapore not only we can experience a rich cultural heritage but also enjoy a lot of amazing place for holiday. Singapore is an island-country that inherit her culture from the whole South East Asia. Singapore?s multi-racial heritage give it a rich culture while its efficiency and modernity ensure comfort.
Singapore population is a mix of mainly Chinese, Malay, and Indian. Other cultural strands include Arab and Eurasian. English is the lingua franca, or the main communication language. The costumes and customs of all these races give this country a unique character.
Multi-racialism then brings another benefit. Food for example, in Singapore is varied and wonderful. From local favourites like Malay’s nasi lemak, Indian’s roti prata, or Chinese’s hainam chicken rice to international delicacies, including those from Egypt and South Africa, Singapore has it all to make any epicurean?s dreams come true.
This culinary paradise also offers one of the most exciting shopping experiences in Asia. From luxurious malls, suburban town centres to old-fashioned shop-houses, you will find a wealth of irresistible shopping. Look out for year-round sales at various shopping centres and shops- a sure way to stretch those shopping dollars.
The daily activities provides a lot of events and beautiful scenery. From day to night, Singapore has an array of activities to entertain you during your stay. From museums to historical sites, cultural areas and thrill-seeking spots, Singapore has it all. At night, relax at one of our many cafes for a brewed cuppa or dance the night away at a heart-thumping disco. With an extensive range of special pubs, you are sure to find one typically Singaporean or close to your heart.
Providing the comforts of home and the excitement and adventure of an ever changing destination. Where were you and wherever you are, Singapore awaits you?.