Countries, culture & traditions

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

Keppel Latin American Film Festival

​ 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

German Film Festival

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

Kalaa Utsavam Indian Festival of Arts

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

French Film Festival

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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