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National Day Celebrations

Commemoration of Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965, this national day has parades and fireworks.

Venue: Marina Bay.


Chinese New Year

This is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year. Symbolically, new clothes are usually worn to signify the new year and homes are thoroughly cleaned to sweep away any ill fortune. Families visit one another, with little red packets, or 'hong bao', filled with money, gifted to children.

Date: 12 February 2021 - 12 February 2021
Venue: Chinatown and various locations.


Singapore Dragon Boat Festival

The dragon boat racing commemorates the search for an ancient Chinese poet and patriot. Nowadays the Dragon Boat Association hosts a few races throughout the year, including the DBS Marina Regatta and the National Dragon Boat Race in Bedok Reservoir.

Date: 14 June 2021 - 14 June 2021
Venue: Qu Yuan, Bedok Reservoir.

Free to spectate.

Great Singapore Sale

Singapore loves to shop, especially during the 'GSS' which galvanises stores and malls citywide. From Orchard Road to Marina Bay and the suburbs, there are bargains to be had including discounts, warehouse sales, clearance sales and all types of other sales and promotions. It's a must for hard-core shoppers.

Date: 01 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Orchard Road and various locations.

Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore held the first night-time Formula One Grand Prix in September 2008, with 5km (3 miles) of smooth course snaking around Marina Bay under specially designed lights. The thrilling event - which saw Fernando Alonso storm up the field from 15th place to claim victory - is now held every September/ October in Singapore, and the terrific atmosphere and enthusiasm of the locals make it one of the best times to visit.

Date: 01 October 2021 - 03 October 2021
Venue: Marina Bay.



The Festival of Lights celebration takes place on the main road of Little India, which is decorated with many colourful and bright lights, street decorations and fireworks. Traditional and culture activities, street parade, concerts and impressive bazaars with traditional clothing, saris, oil lamps, fragrant flowers and jewellery all come together, as well as delicious Indian food.

Date: 01 November 2021 - 04 November 2021
Venue: Little India.


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Featured Hotels


Lodge 41

From 4-bed to 12-bed to a room and some rooms are exclusive to females only, this basic but clean hostel is popular with young adults looking for a cosy place to stay.

Naumi Liora

Housed in a row of beautifully restored 1920s shophouses, Naumi Liora is a 79-room boutique hotel in the heart of Chinatown.

Ibis Novena

There are three Ibis hotels in Singapore and all of them are of good standard. The three outlets are in Bencoolen (within walking distance to Bugis MRT station), Novena (with a free shuttle service to Novena MRT station) and MacPherson (with a free shuttle service to Orchard Road). The rooms are clean and modern.

The Pod @ Beach Road

There are quite a few capsule hotels in Singapore catering to those seeking an authentic and fuss-free experience. Located in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood, The Pod @ Beach Road offers a basic sleeping pod for a reasonable fee. Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared.

Raffles Hotel Singapore (closed for restoration)

A national monument, named after Singapore's founding father, Thomas Stamford Raffles, Raffles Hotel Singapore is a high point on the sightseeing trail. This hotel is currently closed for restoration with a plan to reopen in the second half of 2018.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

This high-rise luxury hotel in Singapore has some of the best rooms on the island. The top-floor Ritz-Carlton Club has a lounge with 360° views and cocktail bar. Location wise, it is within walking distance to the Singapore Flyer and Marina Square Shopping Centre.