Countries, culture & traditions

French Chamber Petanque Tournament 2019

French Chamber Petanque Tournament 2019

After last year’s success, we are glad to announce the 2019 edition of the French Chamber Petanque Tournament on Saturday 25 May 2019! Petanque, which attracts both young and old, is a game where metallic balls must be thrown as close … Continue reading

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Thai Festival 2019

Thai Festival 2019

Thai Festival 2019 at the Royal Thai Embassy, Orchard Road, is coming back! Enjoy your favourite Thai Food, Thai Fruits and Thai Fashion which are flew from Thailand, as well as having Fun with our cultural performances including Muay Thai. … Continue reading

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Indian Traditional Games Festival 2019

Indian Traditional Games Festival 2019

Vivekanand Seva Sangh (VSS) is a proud host of the Indian Traditional Games Festival (ITGF) for the 10th consecutive year in Singapore. ITGF aims to preserve, nurture and flourish traditional Indian games such as Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Lagori, Langdi, Gilli Danda … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day in Singapore

Mother’s Day in Singapore

Singapore celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May just like many nations do. This special day is widely celebrated by most Singaporeans, although it is not an official public holiday. Mother’s Day is all about children honouring their … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo in Singapore

Cinco De Mayo in Singapore

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at theBattle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the … Continue reading

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A Tapestry of Sacred Music 2019

A Tapestry of Sacred Music 2019

Sacred music connects with people at a fundamental level of human expression and the 11th edition of Esplanade’s A Tapestry of Sacred Music. Not only showcases the artistry of various faith communities, it presents them on a common platform, reflecting the … Continue reading

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Cluny Court Storytelling: Spring Bunnies

Cluny Court Storytelling: Spring Bunnies

It’s springtime and the rabbits are up to no good! Will they get in trouble with the old farmer? Come find out from our Young Storyteller. FREE ADMISSION About The Storytelling Centre Limited is a non-profit organisation based in Singapore. … Continue reading

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NParks Satay Night Live

NParks Satay Night Live

Satay Night Live is back! Come 20 Apr (Sat) from 6pm onwards, relive the good old days of the Old Satay Club at Esplanade Park in the 70s, where the aroma of succulent sticks of sataygrilled over hot beds of charcoal … Continue reading

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Skechers Sundown Festival 2019

Skechers Sundown Festival 2019

Uniting people with curious and imaginative spirits, Sundown Festival is designed for anyone with a love for Asian music and its diverse entertainment scene. The festival is programmed to celebrate all things Asian, and promote its values and spirit — … Continue reading

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Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

The Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) 2019 will be a special Singapore Bicentennial edition, with themes and programmes that will explore and commemorate this important juncture in our history. From 15 March – 7 April, the festival will take place over four weekends with events … Continue reading

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Happines Film Festival

Happines Film Festival

The World’s First – HAPPINESS FILM FESTIVAL 20 – 24 March 2019 The Happiness Film Festival is the world’s FIRST film festival that promotes happiness! Held in Singapore, we hope to raise greater awareness on happiness and well-being through films and … Continue reading

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HOLI – THE FESTIVAL OF COLORS

HOLI – THE FESTIVAL OF COLORS

Holi is considered as one of the most revered and celebrated festivals of India and it is celebrated in almost every part of the country. It is also sometimes called as the “festival of love” as on this day people … Continue reading

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FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL

FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL

Francophonie lovers of Singapore, this one is for you! This March, come celebrate the French language in all its diversity with a mix & match of fun events and gatherings. Award-winning and Oscar-nominated movie, iconic comics, comedy and mime shows, … Continue reading

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Our SG Hawker Culture Travelling Exhibition

Our SG Hawker Culture Travelling Exhibition

Our SG Hawker Culture is a travelling exhibition that showcases Singapore’s Hawker Culture and encourages Singaporeans to pledge their support to nominate Hawker Culture onto the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity. UNTIL 31ST JANUARY … Continue reading

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29th Singapore International Film Festival

29th Singapore International Film Festival

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987 by Geoffrey Malone and L. Leland Whitney, the Festival focuses on showcasing international films and providing a global platform for the best … Continue reading

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Keppel Latin American Film Festival 2018

Keppel Latin American Film Festival 2018

​ The Keppel Latin American Film Festival (KLAFF), is an exciting annual film festival organized by the Resident Embassies in Singapore of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Peru & Venezuela.   ​”Come and join our yearly journey to Latin American … Continue reading

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German Film Festival 2018

German Film Festival 2018

The German Film Festival in Singapore has come a long way since the first film week in 1978 organised by the Goethe-Institut Singapore. In the Festival’s 22nd edition, a selection of the latest films from Germany and Europe will be … Continue reading

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Kalaa Utsavam Indian Festival of Arts 2018

Kalaa Utsavam Indian Festival of Arts 2018

Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts is an annual festival that celebrates Indian arts during the festive period of Deepavali. Launched in 2002 as a three-day festival, Kalaa Utsavam has since grown into a 10-day festival that presents a … Continue reading

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French Film Festival 2018

French Film Festival 2018

Fall in love with storytelling magic of French films once again as the French Film Festival 2018 returns to beguile you in the latest and greatest of French cinema! Be mesmerised by the diverse line-up of close to 30 celebrated … Continue reading

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All About Dia de Muertos in Singapore

All About Dia de Muertos in Singapore

Dia de Muertos is a culturally rich Mexican tradition and holiday that is also celebrated beyond Mexico, across Latin America and the Caribbean. Dia de Muertos, which means Day of the Dead in English, is a time of joyful celebration … Continue reading

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Malaysian Film Festival 2018

Malaysian Film Festival 2018

Friday, 28th September – Sunday, 30th September Screening Room @ The Arts House The Malaysian Film Festival celebrates the very best of Malaysian cinema here in Singapore at the Old Parliament House (the Arts House) for 3 days from 28th … Continue reading

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26th Israel Film Festival

26th Israel Film Festival

Every step taken, every decision made, can change your journey and destination. The films selected this year at the 26th Israel Film Festival show any simple opportunity, can call for a new beginning. 29th of August – 2nd of September … Continue reading

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Mexican Film Fest 2018

Mexican Film Fest 2018

The Mexican Film Festival 2018 is jointly presented by the Embassy of Mexico in Singapore, The Projector and NUS Office of Alumni Relations. Come take a peek as we traverse across the various shades of one of the most culturally … Continue reading

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Countries, Cultures & Traditions: Deepavali / Diwali

Countries, Cultures & Traditions: Deepavali / Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: January 26th, Australia Day

National Days around the world: January 26th, Australia Day

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: January 26th, Republic Day in India

National Days around the world: January 26th, Republic Day in India

Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: January 4th, Myanmar Independence Day

National Days around the world: January 4th, Myanmar Independence Day

Independence Day (Burmese: လွတ်လပ်ရေးနေ့) is a national holiday observed annually in Myanmar every 4 January. The date celebrates Myanmar’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom on 4 January 1948. In the 19th century, following three Anglo-Burmese Wars, Burma was … Continue reading

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NYE around europe

NYE around europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands Athen, Greece Barcelona, Spain Berlin, Germany Bratislava, Slovakia Brussels, Belgium Bucharest, Romania Budapest, Hungary Copenhagen, Denmark Düsseldorf, Germany Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Helsinki, Finland Istanbul, Turkey Kiev, Ukraine Lisbon, Portugal London, United Kingdom Madrid, Spain Moscow, Russia Naples, … Continue reading

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NYE 2017 in North & South America

NYE 2017 in North & South America

Boston, United States of America Buenos Aires, Argentinia Chicago, United States of America Dallas, United States of America Las Vegas, United States of America Lima, Peru Los Angeles, United States of America Mexico City Miami, United States of America New … Continue reading

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NYE 2017 in Singapore & in the rest of Asia

NYE 2017 in Singapore & in the rest of Asia

Astana, Kazakhstan Auckland, New Zealand Baghdad, Iraq Bangalore, India Bangkok, Thailand Beijing, China Chennai, India Dubai, United Arab Emirates Colombo, Sri Lanka Hanoi, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hong Kong, China Jakarta, Indonesia Kolkata, India Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuta … Continue reading

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How African Cities welcomed 2017

How African Cities welcomed 2017

Cairo, Egypt Cape Town, South Africa Lagos, Nigeria

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Roast Suckling Pig at Table at 7 – an Expat.sg event

Roast Suckling Pig at Table at 7 – an Expat.sg event

Roast Suckling Pig at Table at 7, organized by Expat.sg – The Most Vibrant Expat Community in Singapore. Connecting locals & expats from all over the world by introducing different cultures, traditions and, for sure, food! Special thanks to Eguenia … Continue reading

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Cultures & Traditions – Dia De Muertos

Cultures & Traditions – Dia De Muertos

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: October 29th,  Republic Day of Turkey

National Days around the world: October 29th, Republic Day of Turkey

The Republic Day of Turkey (Cumhuriyet Bayramı in Turkish) is one of the public holidays in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, commemorating the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. Starting each year at 1:00 pm on 28th October, it … Continue reading

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NATIONAL DAYS AROUND THE WORLD: 28TH OCTOBER, INDONESIAN YOUTH PLEDGE DAY

NATIONAL DAYS AROUND THE WORLD: 28TH OCTOBER, INDONESIAN YOUTH PLEDGE DAY

History of Youth Pledge Day The Youth Pledge (Indonesian: Sumpah Pemuda) was a declaration made on 28 October 1928 by young Indonesian nationalists in the Second Youth Congress. They proclaimed three ideals, one motherland, one nation and one language.[1] The … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: 28th October, Independent Czechoslovak State Day

National Days around the world: 28th October, Independent Czechoslovak State Day

Always celebrated on 28 October, this day is the National Day of the Czech Republic and commemorates the date in 1918 when Czechoslovakia was created. History of Independent Czechoslovak State Day The area of Czechoslovakia had been a part of … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: October 28th, Oxi Day

National Days around the world: October 28th, Oxi Day

The Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world celebrate Oxi Day (pronounced Ohi Day) on 28 October each year. Ohi Day commemorates the rejection by Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini … Continue reading

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National Days around the world: October 26th, Austrian National Day

National Days around the world: October 26th, Austrian National Day

The Austrian National Day is celebrated on October 26 and relates to political developments after WW II. After the end of the War, Austria was occupied by the four Allied forces (Soviet Union, United States, Great Britain, and France), who … Continue reading

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