Enjoying Singapore.

Enjoying Singapore.
After you have settled down, it is perfect time to enjoy this new and exciting Singapore. Participate in events you have never done before, and immerse in the Singapore culture.

Experience Singapore

A melting pot of ideas, cultures and peoples, there will never be a boring time in Singapore. In this bustling place where both age-old traditions and cutting-edge technologies are celebrated, you'll definitely find something that suits your style.

Singapore's easy access, world-class venues and lively nightlife scene has it penciled in as a 'must come' Asian destination for world class acts, live concerts, and blockbuster musicals.

In addition, Asian superstars from Hong Kong, Korea, China and India regularly hold shows and concerts here. For upcoming concerts, please visit:


Clubbing & Pubbing

Minimum age entry requirements vary, hence ensure you meet the minimum age entry requirement of the bar or club and be prepared to show identification. A cover charge is usual and includes a drink but look out for ladies' nights and other specials. Party on till dawn at internationally acclaimed Zouk, St James Power Station and Home Club.

If you prefer to hang out and relax at pubs, you will be spoilt for choice between pubs offering entertainment from live sports coverage and even original brewed beers. Many of the liveliest are clustered around Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay, Orchard Road and Holland Village areas.

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There is a lively arts scene in Singapore with a wide choice of local and international productions, dramas, concerts and musicals. For details visit:


Singapore zoo

Singapore Zoo has one of the most beautiful settings in the world, where animals roam freely in open and natural habitats. Visitors get to view them in environments thoughtfully built and sculpted after their wild habitats. With the opening of River Safari, Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park, you can now visit Singapore zoo, River Safari and Night Safari all in one day!


Visit Sentosa, kick back and relax at Singapore's sunny playground surrounded by pristine beaches, entertainment and South East Asia's first Universal Studios theme park- Resorts World™ Sentosa.

Chingay Parade

A dazzling extravaganza of colour and culture, the Chingay Parade, held to celebrate Chinese New Year, has gained a reputation as the Mardi Gras of the East. A massive street parade with over 2,000 participants, it features a stunning array of dancers, resplendent street floats, jugglers, percussionists, lion and dragon dancers, clowns and acrobats, fire-eaters and more.

Singapore F1 Grand Prix

The Singapore Grand Prix, probably the first F1 race that runs at night, is both a festival of motor racing and pop culture with a series of off-track superstar music concerts. Held over 3 nights, the race is run through the streets of the Central Business District.

In the days leading up to the race, exhibitions on race technology and pop concerts starring the biggest names give the occasion a carnival feel.

Singapore National Day

Singapore commemorates her independence on August 9th.

On this day, many celebratory events are held. From pre-parade carnival with games, songs and performances to the actual parade and ceremony, the entire celebration is broadcasted nation-wide. The show will end with a spectacular display of fireworks.


Majority of Singapore's population is Chinese; and the remainder is made up of Malay, Indian and a conglomerate of many other races. Singaporeans are largely bi-lingual and are able to communicate in both English and Mandarin. English is the main spoken language, commonly used in business and as a medium of instruction in schools.

Public Holidays

There are 11 days set aside as public holidays in Singapore. For the full list of public holidays in Singapore, please visit Ministry of Manpower website.

Main Festivals

In Singapore, cultural differences are celebrated on a grand scale by all. Besides celebrating global festivals such as Christmas and New Year, Singapore has its own unique celebration for each racial group such as Hari Raya, Deepavali and Lunar New Year. Leading up to these festivals, streets would be decorated with beautiful lightings.

  • Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated occasions each year. This is the biggest and most significant event of the Chinese community. During this time, the streets come alive with traditional music, stunning street light-ups, and are filled with delicious scents from the night markets set-up in neighborhoods throughout Singapore.
  • Christmas is considered the most enchanting time of the year. Orchard Road and Marina Bay are transformed into a tropical winter wonderland during this period, by festive street lighting, brilliant water features and picture-perfect themed sets. Many malls and retailers offer special shopping deals, late night shopping as well as post-Christmas sales.

Singaporeans love good food. We have a selection of international cuisines found in places such as Dempsey and Rochester Park. We are immensely proud of our local hawker food centres and coffee shops, such as those in Lau Pa Sat. One 'must try' is Singapore's renowned live seafood delicacies. 'Halal' food, suitable for Muslims, and vegetarian food is also widely available. Whatever it is, there's something to suit every taste.

  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Experience an authentically Singaporean dining experience by having a meal at a hawker centre. Located in the heart of Chinatown, Maxwell Food Centre is home to unique local food such as Hainanese Chicken Rice and Chilli Crab.
  • Haji Lane
    On the fringe of the CBD, it is a mecca for fine Arabic cuisine, with numerous quaint restaurants and al fresco cafes in the old Arab quarter.

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