Festivals to witness in Singapore!

Vijaylaxmi Thakur, March 30, 2015
If you ignore the souls of the dead, they will turn mischievous

Singapore is a favourite destination among travellers, one of the reasons being its vibrant and joyful atmosphere. We bring you some of the interesting festivals which will sweep you off your feet! With the increasing tourist flow from India to Singapore, it is an easier way to get a Singapore visa for Indian passport holders.

Singapore Night Festival

Singapore Night Festival

Here is a chance to celebrate the night magic in the open streets flourishing with the flavours of art and culture! This heart of Singapore’s art and heritage centre sparkles during this happening festival with marvellous interactive light performances. To add to its magnificence, this festival showcases stupendous dance, music and installation artworks by local talents. You can catch this nocturnal extravaganza at various locations throughout cultural centres which include the National Museum of Singapore, the Peranakan Museum and the Singapore Art Museum. So save your dates for this festival and keep yourself inspired!

Dates to Block: August 21, 2015 - August 29, 2015

Where to go: Bras Basah and Bugis precinct, Singapore.

Hungry Ghost Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

Do you love watching horror/ghost movies or have an inclination towards the afterlife? Then take one step forward and soak yourselves in the cultural Hungry Ghost Festival held in Singapore, which is similar to American Halloween. It is believed that during this period, the souls of the dead come down on earth. Not just this, the belief also states that if these souls are ignored, they can turn mischievous. Hence in order to please them, the people make all sorts of incredible offerings. You will see large tents set up in the open fields offering delicious dinners and phenomenal performances which include Chinese operas, stand-up comedies and wondrous dance numbers. It is a popular belief that if you burn your money in the large bins offered during this festival, you are sure to receive good fortune in the afterlife!

Dates to Block: August 28, 2015

Where to go: Chinatown, Singapore

Sentosa Buskers Festival

Sentosa Buskers Festival

Want to take a break from your monotonous routine? Then pack your bags and head to the fabulous Sentosa Buskers Festival in Singapore. The attraction of this festival is the mind-boggling performances by the supreme buskers from Singapore and around the globe. From the age-old traditional juggling to the modern-day mime, this entertainment street will delight you with performances from diverse cultures. You can also participate in these fun activities at the Interactive Zone. Beer Garden or Food Street will satiate your appetite for delicious drinks and meals. Visit the Flea Market and you could be lucky to find some amazing valuables.

Dates to Block: September 7, 2015 - September 15, 2015

Where to go: Sentosa, Singapore.

Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Grand Prix

For all you Formula One fans, the thrilling event is back! This much-awaited night-time motor race event popular for its smooth course and powerful lights has added further charm to the incredible racing game. This world championship event attracts enthusiasts from all over the world entertaining them with a sporty and intense atmosphere. Since Singapore has a tropical climate and reaching this place requires a bit of walking, do carry suitable footwear and a hat for comfort. Popular as a photographer’s paradise, this circuit park will give you a plethora of options for that perfect shot. This place has amazing food and beverage outlets delighting the crowd with its delicious local and international cuisines.

Dates to Block: September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015

Where to go: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore.