You can leave Singapore but it will never leave you
Do you want to explore the various layers of Singapore? Then get your Singapore visa for an unforgettable experience. We are thrilled to present you the festivals and events calendar which will tempt you to plan a trip to Singapore.
Want to witness the fire-walking religious festival? Then plan a trip to Singapore, where the devotees on fulfilment of their wish, firewalk over the burning wood, thereby filling the air with the aroma of daring spirit and bravery. It is also believed that the barefooted fire-walkers may get burnt if they have an impure soul. The Goddess worshipped here is Draupadi, the heroine of the Mahabharata, who was put at stake in the game of dice by her husband. According to the legends, in order to prove her innocence, she walked over the hot coals barefooted and which led to this famous ritual of fire-walking, Theemithi. During this event, you will see a large number of enthusiastic men, who have been fasting or having an only vegetarian diet, walking barefoot across a 4m pit of white-hot coals. After completing this hot-foot walk, they dip their legs in goat’s milk and apply turmeric to their feet.
Dates to Block: October 2015 (Final dates to be decided)
Where to go: Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore.
FIDé Fashion Week
Interested in experiencing the men’s fashion week, but have not got the opportunity to visit Paris or Milan? Then a delightful opportunity awaits you in Singapore! The great success of FIDé Fashion Weeks has elevated Singapore and it ranks third in the list of popular global fashion cities after Paris and Milan. Courtesy of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture - Singapore is now a hotspot for haute couture. During this happening week, your fashionista spirit will experience a new hike as you come across a remarkable blend of Asian designers, couture designers and ready-to-wear amazing collections. Be there to explore and reinvent your fashion sense!
Dates to Block: October 2015 (Final dates to be decided)
Where to go: TBA, Singapore.
Deepavali Celebrations at Little India
Wondering Deepavali is best celebrated in India? Plan a trip to Singapore during this auspicious festival and you may have to change your opinion! You will feel rejuvenated, as you walk on the vibrant and colourful streets of Little India. Since this festival signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, you will see the bazaars shimmering with glittering golden oil lamps and stunning embroidered saris. The crowded streets are filled with the aroma of floral garlands, sweet incense and oils - a heavenly treat to your senses. People celebrate by offering prayers, exchanging gifts and sweets. Be there to feast on the Indian mouth-watering delicacies and discover the rich Indian culture!
Dates to Block: November 11, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Where to go: Little India, Singapore.
Christmas on a Great Street, Orchard Road
Christmas celebrations on Orchard Road are the most happening celebrations of the year - its rich experience will compel you to revisit! You can soak in this fairyland, sparkling with colourful stars and take back with you a bundle of magical memories. Do remember to carry your cameras/smartphones to capture this mesmerising and joyful celebration. The glittering lights dripping from decorated trees enrich the beauty of the night. You will be captivated by the enchanting festive decorations - from giant bows and fairy-tale castles to mechanised reindeer and nutcracker soldiers. This carnival delights you with its outstanding street performances and stars-inspired theme events. For kids, watching the snow at Tanglin Mall is a delightful sight!
Dates to Block: November 15, 2015 - November 25, 2015
Where to go: Orchard Road, Singapore.
For music, dance and party lovers, pack your bags and be at Singapore’s ZoukOut! The beach is filled with crazy and fun elements. Let your guard down while you immerse yourself in the music played by the best DJs. The popular genres entertaining the crowd include house, techno, trance, electro, alternative/indie-electronic and hip-hop. From dusk to dawn, charge your party animal spirit, kick back and cut loose with thousands of party-goers. The golden sands, enthralling sea breeze and gorgeous people are the major attractions of this paradise. The food and drink booths will keep you busy and energized. So be there to end the year with your best buddies and capture lots of exciting moments.
Dates to Block: December 2015 (Final dates to be decided)
Where to go: Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore.
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
Want to experiment and experience something new and dazzling this year-end? Then we highly recommend you to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Marina Bay for the famous New Year countdown. The spellbinding fireworks lighting up Singapore’s beautiful skyline at the stroke of midnight will enthral you. Writing and expressing your wishes or dreams at the wishing stations here is quite popular. You could also request your wishes online on their virtual wishing spheres, in case you can’t be present. The view of the various wishing spheres being lit up and set afloat transforms the bay into an amazing visual arts showcase. The live outdoor musical performances and waterfront bazaars lift the festive spirit to new heights!
Dates to Block: December 31, 2015.
Where to go: Marina Bay, Singapore.
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