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  • Singapore Sports Council
    15 Stadium Road
    Singapore
    Tel: + 65 6345 7111
    Fax: +65 6340 9537
    Website: www.ssc.gov.sg
    Check this website for a calendar of sporting events.

January and February

  • Chinese New Year Events
    The Chingay-Grand street parade celebrates the Chinese New Year with lion dances and stiltwalkers.
    website: www.chingay.org.sg
  • Chinatown Light-up and Bazaars
    Singapore River Hong Bao festival – This festival centres on outdoor family entertainment and a night market.
  • Thaipusam - A Hindu festival where devotees carry Kavadis (shrines decorated with fruits and flowers), walking in procession from Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road to the Chettiar Temple at Tank Road.

April

  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • Singapore Food Festival - This event includes cooking and food appreciation classes, special events and tours.
    website: www.singaporefoodfestival.com.sg

June

  • Singapore Arts Festival
  • The Great Singapore Sale – A sale when special discounts can be found in all stores.

August/September

  • Hungry Ghost Festival – A traditional Chinese festival which honours ancestors and provides entertainment for wandering, unhappy spirits. Large and small altars appear in many public places and large joss sticks and paper money are burnt. Chinese opera is performed at many outdoor venues.

September/October

  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival – See the decorations in Chinatown and the bazaars selling ‘mooncakes’. A spectacular display of Chinese lanterns is held at the Chinese Gardens (Tel: +65 6264 3455), a short walk from the Chinese Gardens MRT station.

October/November

  • Deevali- Come and see the decorations, lights and bazaars in Little India (Serangoon Road) to celebrate the Indian ‘Festival of Lights’.

November/December

  • Hari Raya Light–Up – This bazaar, selling traditional Malay food and clothes, is held during Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims. There are street lights and decorations to see.
  • Christmas Lights- Orchard Road
    website: www.visitsingapore.com/index_main.html

Chinese New Year Events (Mid January to Mid February)

  • Chingay-Grand street parade  celebrates the Chinese New Year with lion dances and stiltwalkers.
    website: www.chingay.org.sg
  • Chinatown Light-up and bazaars
    Singapore River Hong Bao Festival – This festival includes outdoor, family entertainment and a night market.

Thaipusam (February)

  • A Hindu festival where devotees carrying Kavadis (shrines decorated with fruits and flowers) walk in procession from Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road to the Chettiar Temple at Tank Road.

Hungry Ghost Festival (August/September)

  • Traditional Chinese festival to honour ancestors and provide entertainment for wandering, unhappy spirits. Large and small altars appear in many public places and large joss sticks and paper money are burnt. Chinese opera is performed at lots of outdoor venues.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (September/October)

  • Decorations and bazaars in Chinatown selling ‘mooncakes’. There is a spectacular display of Chinese lanterns at the Chinese Garden (Tel: +65 6264 3455), a short walk from the Chinese Garden MRT station.

Deevali (October/November)

  • Decorations, lights and bazaars in Little India (Serangoon Road) to celebrate the Indian ‘Festival of Lights’.

Hari Raya Light –Up (November/December)

  • Bazaar selling traditional Malay food and clothes held during Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims. Street lights and decorations.

All the associations listed below organize many events throughout the year from balls to family picnics. Check their websites or subscribe to their newsletters for more information.

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