archive-sg.com » SG » Y » YOURSINGAPORE.SG

Total: 520

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Vesak Day - YourSingapore.com
    Dharma his teachings and The Sangha his disciples Devotees often bring simple offerings of flowers candles and joss sticks to lay at the feet of their spiritual teacher These symbolic offerings remind followers that life too is subject to decay and destruction when the offering burns out or wilts away Buddhists believe that performing good deeds on Vesak Day will multiply merit many times over Buddhist youth sometimes organise mass blood donations at hospitals while general rites and rituals practiced on Vesak Day include chanting of mantras releasing of caged birds and animals having vegetarian meals and bathing a Buddha statue a reference to the legend of the child Buddha being showered with the waters of nine dragons soon after birth These acts of generosity observed by the Buddhist temples are also known as Dana Most statues of the Lord Buddha are illuminated on Vesak Day and the celebrations conclude with a candlelight procession through the streets The Buddhist community in Singapore is made up of various sectors each of them offering variant ways of celebrating the occasion The Mahayana or Greater Way constitutes mainly Chinese Singaporeans and form the majority of Buddhists here while the Mahayana strain of Buddhism arrived on these shores in 1884 through individual missionaries from China s southern province The central pillar of Mahayana Buddhism is that Nirvana can be obtained not just through self perseverance but also through the help of bodhisattvas or enlightened ones One such bodhisattva highly regarded in Singapore is Guanyin the Goddess of Mercy Mahayana Buddhist temples in Singapore like the Phor Kark See Temple on Bright Hill Road practise the three step one bow ritual on Vesak Day where devotees take steps on both knees bowing at every third step as they pray for world peace personal blessings and repentance The exhausting two hour procession actually begins 24 hours before when many would reserve a place in the procession sometimes with only a small tissue packet Meanwhile another main variant of Buddhism is Theravada Buddhism with a focus on seeking one s own path to salvation Mainly practised by Singapore s Sri Lankan and Burmese communities the Burmese Buddhist Temple at Geylang and the Sri Lankaramaya Temple at St Michael s Road practise a ritual of cooking a pot of rice in milk on Vesak Day reminiscent of Buddha s last meal before his long fast toward enlightenment A great place to observe and mark this holy day in Singapore is at the majestic Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple which literally translates to the Twin Grove of the Lotus Mountain Buddhist Temple Built between the years of 1902 to 1908 it is Singapore s oldest Buddhist temple and the second largest in Asia You can also soak in the spirit of the Vesak Day celebrations at The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple a four storey spiritual centre in the heart of Chinatown It is architecturally inspired by the harmonious combination of the Buddhist mandala and the art culture of Buddhism

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/whats-on/festivals-and-events/vesak-day.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive

  • World Gourmet Summit - YourSingapore.com
    internationally acclaimed luminaries of the culinary arts like multiple Michelin starred Anne Sophie Pic Bart De Pooter Heinz Beck and renowned television chef Curtis Stone This annual gourmet food and wine festival promises gourmands everywhere the chance to immerse themselves in the finest haute cuisine from almost every conceivable world cuisine in this planet With an enticing line up of events such as dinners created by popular celebrity chefs up close and personal sessions with world renowned Michelin star chefs engaging culinary workshops where one can learn about the nuances of using premium ingredients to create tantalising dishes delectable wine tasting and table luncheons held in an array of upmarket restaurants like French fusion restaurant St Pierre Italian eatery Il Lido and Chinese restaurant Jade Get set to witness magical collaborations between executive Singaporean chefs and renowned culinary icons from around the world But witnessing the cooking is merely a precursor to savouring the decadent culinary pleasures crafted by the giants of haute cuisine The wine component of the festival is equally important and winemakers from the wine producing regions such as Bordeaux Burgundy Tuscany Pomerol Spain and Australia are welcomed to Singapore where some of their finest vintages are showcased to the local community These renowned winemakers will conduct a vertical tasting of their prized pours as well as pair some of their best vintages at specially paired dinners assigned to some of the visiting Master Chefs The World Gourmet Summit also hosts special workshops for the general public and food and beverage professionals alike where they can come together to learn discuss and understand the latest trends developments and nuances in the culinary world So if you enjoy indulging in the finest wines and delectable world cuisine then mark the month of April in your travel itinerary with

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/whats-on/festivals-and-events/world-gourmet-summit.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive

  • ZoukOut - YourSingapore.com
    Day World Gourmet Summit ZoukOut What s On Tweet ZoukOut Overview TripAdvisor Review Out dance yourself at the biggest dance festival While Singapore s nightlife is one of the city s major attractions you ve experienced nothing until you ve been to ZoukOut Zouked Out This decade old dance extravaganza is without a doubt one of the biggest outdoor beach parties in Asia having played host to world famous DJs such as Carl Cox Hawtin Sasha Armin Van Buuren and James Lavelle Frequent revellers of the local nightlife will also recognise resident DJs such as DJ Aldrin djB and Andrew Chow Usually held at one of the beaches on Sentosa island it is definitely a place to be seen in Fans from around the world will make whatever detour it takes to land in Singapore on the evening of the event only to party from dusk till dawn ZoukOut is one of the many great reflections of Zouk s inimitable spirit which is One World One Music One Tribe One Dance If you re planning to make a trip to this heady dance festival watch out for its early bird special discounts via www zoukclub com or buy the tickets in bulk for you and your best pals And when it s time to party slink into your casual Sunday beachwear chic and party like there s no tomorrow Highlights Where to Go Sentosa Island in Singapore Visit Sentosa kick back and enjoy your weekend on Singapore s sunny playground surrounded by beaches entertainment and more Also Check Out Dance Clubs A must visit is Singapore s most popular and revered nightclub Zouk which sets the gold standard in the entertainment scene We recommend FILTERS Whats On See Do Dining shopping Offers Promotions Find us on Facebook Twitter Youtube Wikipedia

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/whats-on/festivals-and-events/zoukout.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Art Museums - YourSingapore.com
    Get wet Recreational Spaces Out in the sun Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Art Museums Marvel at priceless masterpieces Art masterpieces in Singapore have a plethora of museums which they can call home There are even privately funded ones which usually showcase personal collections from renowned artists More than just being an exhibition space the museums also seek to educate the general public on the appreciation of art For art lovers it is a chance to marvel at some of the greatest works ever produced by visionaries of the art world Art Museums Sort by Most Recent Most Viewed Alphabetical Order Copyright 2010 Singapore Tourism Board All rights reserved Find us

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/art-museums.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Galleries - YourSingapore.com
    Recreational Spaces Out in the sun Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Galleries Take your pick from a fine collection Art buyers can look forward to a rewarding experience at the various art galleries in Singapore with a fine selection of local and international art pieces available for purchase What s more art aficionados can relish in appreciation at temporary and travelling exhibitions which feature works from all over the world So if you need an art shopping fix or simply wish to immerse in the works you know where to go Galleries Sort by Most Recent Most Viewed Alphabetical Order Copyright 2010 Singapore Tourism Board All rights reserved Find us on

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/galleries.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Performing Arts - YourSingapore.com
    Spaces Out in the sun Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Performing Arts Experience all the drama first hand The performing arts scene in Singapore is brimming with talents and exciting productions And this is due largely to the government s support and initiatives in raising the profile of the arts scene Besides having a vibrant local arts community there is also an influx of international productions playing their way into the hearts of the audience If you are an aspiring thespian or performing arts lover this is where you should be Performing Arts Sort by Most Recent Most Viewed Alphabetical Order Copyright 2010 Singapore Tourism Board All rights reserved Find us

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/performing-arts.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Arts - YourSingapore.com
    Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Arts Immerse yourself in the Arts If you are an arts aficionado you ll be delighted to know that there are dozens of galleries museums and art spaces to keep you occupied all day Not only that you ll also enjoy a diverse range of art influences that range from local to international Aboriginal to Classics and traditional to contemporary A good place to begin your art journey is the Singapore Art Museum right at the heart of Singapore s art district Uncover the local arts scene along Bras Basah in our Nights Out video segment Art Sort by Most Recent Most Viewed Alphabetical Order Copyright

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/art.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Dance - YourSingapore.com
    wet Recreational Spaces Out in the sun Family Fun Things to do in Singapore Attractions Fun filled Adventure Perks for the whole family Something different Science Discovery Theme Parks Whiz Kids Young Explorers Hip Hangouts Ann Siang Hill Club Street Haji Lane Dempsey Hill Beauty Wellness Pamper yourself The Alternative Way Soothe Recover Relax Rejuvenate Hands on Activities Cooking Lesson Craft classes and activities Wine Appreciation Leisure Cruises Cruises from Singapore Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Singapore Cruise Centre Your New Singapore Arts Culinary Stars Design Architecture Dining Nightlife Shopping Singapore Attractions Things to do Places to see in Singapore Tweet Dance More than just moving to the rhythm When you think of dance ballet might naturally come to mind But there s more to dance in Singapore than just ballet In fact you ll discover a whole selection of dance repertoires in Singapore s multicultural society These include traditional dances such as Chinese Folk and Bharatanatyam to contemporary ones such as the salsa and tango And don t forget to catch a performance by the Singapore Dance Theatre our leading dance troupe Dance Sort by Most Recent Most Viewed Alphabetical Order Copyright 2010 Singapore Tourism Board All rights reserved

    Original URL path: http://www.yoursingapore.sg/content/traveller/en/browse/see-and-do/arts-and-entertainment/dance.html (2012-12-22)
    Open archived version from archive