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Singapore Festivals and Events


Traditional Chinese Street Opera
Clarke Quay,
The Chinese Theatre Circle brings back a dazzling traditional art as it performs excerps from famous Cantonese operas such as The Monkey God and Romance of The Three Kingdoms.
Arrive at 6.30pm to see the performers wearing their elaborate costumes and make-up. With English and Chinese subtitles. Admission is free.


Mini Gourmet Safari
Various restaurants, Every Friday and Saturday evenings
Go on a gastronomic adventure with celebrity chef Susur Lee. The Mini Gourmet Safari starts with champagne at Club Chinois, followed by a relaxed stroll to the revolutionary House of Mao for a pre-dinner drink and their signature soup.
Next proceed to Lao Beijing Dining Hall to sample Longjin Tea and Beijing dianxin, the adjourn to LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant to enjoy a healthy salad before returning to Club Chinois for two main courses complimented by dessert and wine.


Sri Srinavasa Perumal Temple and Sri Thandayuthapa, 31st January, 2000
This is a dramatic festival where Hindu penitents carry "kavadis" pierced to their bodies by spikes, hooks and skewers, in aprocession from Sri Srinvasa Perumal Temple on Serangoon Road to Sri Thandayuthapani Temple on Tank Road.


Vesakhi Light-Up
Selegie Road, 20th March - 18th April, 2000
Selegie Road and Little India come alive with fairy lights in celebration of the Birth of Khalsa Panth (Commonwealth of the Sikhs).
Enjoy a cultural variety show (opposite Peace Centre) depicting the rich cultural heritage of the Sikhs.


National Holiday
Singapore, 9th August, 2000
Singapore's National Day is held on August 9 to mark the country's independence since 1965.
It draws together the entire nation to celebrate with a spectacular parade, mass cultural dances and a giant fireworks display.


Mooncake Festival
Singapore, 16th September, 2000
There is much debate about the origins of the Mooncake Festival, which is celebrated by the Chinese on the 15th day of eight month.
Folklore tells of how the Chinese sent secret messages in mooncakes to outwit their Mongolian rulers; others say it recalls the old Chinese legend of how magicians touched the moon.
Whatever its origins, one thing is certain - it is one of the most beautiful of Chinese festivals and local children parade colourful and ornate lanterns, which are traditionally displayed at this time.
Mooncakes containing red bean paste, lotus seed paste and other exotic fillings are bought to be eaten or exchanged as gifts. In the evenings, the Chinese Gardens are the focus of this festival with magnificent displays of traditional lanterns.


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