There is no doubt that Singapore has a calendar crammed with colourful ethnic festivals, vibrant international events, art and sports highlights and more.
In particular November to February is a bustling festive period. The festivals of Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa and Lunar New Year are celebrated in succession. Different ethnic districts come aglow with brilliant fairy lights and crowded colourful street markets. Then there are also the various New Year countdown parties that usher in the New Year.
Other events throughout the year ensure that Singapore continues to sizzle all year round. Food lovers can take their pick from the Singapore Food Festival or the World Gourmet Summit, Bargain hunters will have their fill of a different kind at the Great Singapore Sale, when massive discounts of 50 % or more are common. Those who love haute couture will adore Singapore’s Fashion Festival with its showcase of top fashion names.
Arts enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice in Singapore. Whether it’s a weekly symphonic concert, an outdoor band performance or an offering from a local theatre group, there are plenty of options for a night out. One highlight of the arts calendar is the Singapore Arts Festival where the nation’s best join international performers for a celebration of the best in dance, theatre, music and visual arts.
Festivals offer great opportunities to observe local cultures at their most captivating and expressive moments. Colourful street processions, elaborate worship ceremonies and sumptuous feasts mark Singapore’s festivals.