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  • Nurturing the Industry - YourSingapore.com
    travel hub Singapore Experience Awards The Singapore Experience Awards is the most prestigious awards platform in Singapore s tourism industry and recognises individuals and organisations who have contributed to a distinctive and compelling Singapore Experience Organised by the Singapore Tourism Board the Awards brings together the best in the fields of leisure hospitality entertainment attractions business travel MICE and healthcare services recognising the best industry contributions in 28 awards across five categories including events experience marketing and media service and outstanding contribution TravelRAVE TravelRAVE is a Mega Travel Tourism Festival Week for the Asia Pacific region Held in Singapore it aims to be the focal point for thought leaders in the travel and hospitality industries in the region to be involved with a week of trade exhibitions summits and industry conferences The festival celebrates and recognises Asian tourism at its best while it is also positioned as a regional travel marketplace where international and regional travel vendors showcase their offerings attesting to Singapore s position as a hub for business and knowledge exchange around travel Asia Travel Leaders Summit The Asia Travel Leaders Summit is a thought leadership summit event that brings together experts from Asia s travel hospitality and

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  • Sitemap - YourSingapore.com
    Sitemap Sitemap Why Singapore The Singapore Difference Singapore Exhibition Convention Bureau What we do What our clients say Awards Accolades Nurturing the Industry TravelRave 2012 TravelRave 2012 Line Ups Plan your event Venues Partners Submit your details Download Toolkits Essential

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  • search - YourSingapore.com
    Why Singapore Plan your event Events Calendar Home Search results Search results View Results By All Sort by Relevance Alphabetical Order Sitemap Contact Us Copyright 2012 Singapore Tourism Board Website

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  • Asia Fashion Exchange - YourSingapore.com
    new fashion frontier in Singapore Gone is the previous Singapore Fashion Festival and replacing it on a more global platform is the Asia Fashion Exchange AFX Consisting of the Asia Fashion Summit AFS Star Creation Designer Competition Blueprint trade show and the Audi Fashion Festival AFF AFX aims to enhance Singapore s fashion industry through showcasing Asia s talent While the annual design competition and the renowned Audi Fashion Festival are regular staples of the event the Asia Fashion Summit and Blueprint trade show are the definite eye openers and highlights of the festival Touted as the premier business conference in the region the newly added AFS creates knowledge provides industry insight and shares expert views across the fashion board And with more than 30 key speakers representing the likes of renowned British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness upmarket department store chain Harvey Nichols and many more it s no wonder that this summit is the place to be at And turning up the glamour factor even higher is the popular Blueprint segment Promising to cater exclusively to fashion fans the trade show will open its doors to the public as Blueprint Emporium an exclusive flea market that showcases limited edition fashion pieces most of which are not available locally So be inspired by the new local and Asian talents that are uncovered at Star Creation scout for Asia s top designers at the Blueprint trade show and shop your heart out at Blueprint Emporium There s also a chance to get the latest fashion insights from fashion thought leaders at Asia Fashion Summit And from the new generation talent rocking the fashion world to the royalty that rule its catwalks expect international designers supermodels and an exciting line up at the Audi Fashion Festival Singapore With fashion concerts after

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  • Chinese New Year - YourSingapore.com
    the new year It is also the tradition for every family to thoroughly clean their homes to sweep away any ill fortune making way for the arrival of good luck Chinese New Year also brings people together and is marked by visits to kin relatives and friends a practice known simply as new year visits The highlight for children and younger members of the family during these visits comes in little red packets or hong bao filled with money Another significant tradition is the Reunion Dinner which takes place on the Eve of Chinese New Year and is an occasion for families to come together and eat During this time the streets of the city come alive with the sounds of traditional music the sights of hanging red lanterns and the tantalising smells wafting from the many night stalls set up in various neighbourhoods throughout Singapore One such precinct is Chinatown which with its stunning street light ups night markets and decorations is the focal point for Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore The best time to absorb the lively atmosphere that Chinatown has to offer is during the Chinatown Street Light Up This is when lion dancers fire eaters and female dance troupes grace Kreta Ayer Square with their mesmerising performances Armed with giant paper fans and intricately patterned umbrellas they will provide you with street entertainment that you are unlikely to forget Folklore is very much at the heart of this festival All across the city you ll notice dragon and lion dances everywhere lending a cheery festive atmosphere to the occasion Dragons and lions are prominent characters in Chinese mythology its roots originating in ancient China when Nien a mythical beast which tormented villagers was discovered to be afraid of the colour red Singapore bursts with all sorts of activities and events during Chinese New Year each year The centrepiece of the festivities is the Chingay Parade a grand carnival like street parade with dazzling floats thrilling spectacles like fire eaters magicians and sizzling dance acts However to accommodate more spectators it is held on the expansive grounds of the Formula One Pit Building alongside the Marina waterfront Another popular annual Chinese New Year event is the River Hongbao Held on the Marina Bay Floating Platform and the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade in mid February the vicinity comes alive with the throbbing beat of lively street performances shopping and games stalls lanterns and fireworks a crowd favourite during Chinese New Year Nearby at the Esplanade the annual Huayi Festival which also happens in February showcases traditional and contemporary Chinese arts in a variety of genres like theatre opera and music and includes visual installations by renowned Chinese artists from all over the world Come soak in the atmosphere in Singapore during Chinese New Year and be entertained by the many activities that happen around it You ll leave understanding Chinese culture and its traditions better as well as with more luck and prosperity for the rest of the

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  • Chingay Parade Singapore - YourSingapore.com
    Lunar New Year to welcome the season of spring The name Chingay was coined from its Hokkien dialect equivalent meaning the art of costume and masquerade and is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1973 when the first parade was organised In the 1990s the parade became an evening to night event complete with an impressive display of lights and other pyrotechnics People from all walks of life participate in the Chingay as long as they have something to celebrate and share Over the years the route for the parade has covered most of the central areas of Singapore like Outram Park Orchard Road Chinatown and City Hall During Chinese New Year head down to the Formula One Pit Building at the Marina Waterfront for the Chingay Parade Recently moved from Orchard Road to this stadium like venue to accommodate more spectators you ll get your fill of international and local acts on mobile floats to other varied forms of street gaiety Join in as Singaporeans and visitors alike party up and down the streets during the festival as a symbolic gesture of their anticipation of the Spring bloom Various lion and dragon dances are also held during this time with acts such as Singapore s People s Association Firecracker Dragons Dance a magnificent and awe inspiring combination of dance and pyrotechnic acts where valiant performers weave through acrobatically under bright red burning sparklers In recent years the festival has evolved with Asian and global influences with approximately 2 000 performers from various clubs schools and institutions gyrating to Samba music and has given the parade a growing reputation as the Mardi Gras of the East in a myriad of glittering colourful costumes Since 2000 exotic groups from various countries like Ghana Brazil and Slovenia have also made their debut

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  • Christmas in the Tropics 2012 - YourSingapore.com
    a tropical island embraces a season like Christmas and its festivities with such fervour it s no wonder many are choosing Singapore to celebrate the winter holidays From 17 Nov 2012 to 6 Jan 2013 revel in spectacular mall displays scintillating lights fun street performances and endless shopping promotions along Orchard Road While the malls compete with each other for the most creative and exuberant façade décor their interiors are filled with special themed events shopping promotions and tourist privileges to make your Christmas unforgettable With fabulous parties like the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown and the Siloso Beach Party to round up this month long festival Christmas in the Tropics is a season not to be missed Christmas on a Great Street Celebrate a glitzy and luxurious Christmas at Orchard Road Singapore s premier shopping belt Start the festivities now Celebrate Christmas in Singapore Enjoy a Christmas like no other with lovely float parades thrilling performances and joyous carolling Let the celebrations begin Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2013 Usher in the New Year amidst breathtaking fireworks and live performances at the Marina Bay Get ready for the countdown Siloso Beach Party 2012 Countdown to the New Year and dance till dawn with the world s best DJs at the famous Siloso Beach Rock out on the beach now SSO Christmas Concerts 2012 Make this Christmas a magical one with traditional carols and festive favourites from the SSO Start the festivities now Crazy Christmas 2012 Catch Singapore s finest entertainers in the annual festive extravaganza Crazy Christmas Watch the crazy cast Santa Claus the Musical Find out if Santa can save Christmas from the clutches of the Evil Ice Queen in this musical Catch the musical Christmas lights up at Sentosa HarbourFront Experience exciting activities for the whole family at the

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  • Deepavali - YourSingapore.com
    is about how Narakasura won the favor of God and was blessed with the rule of a kingdom He ruled his kingdom with tyranny which led his subjects to appeal to Lord Sri Krishna the divine ruler of Madura for help Narakasura was subsequently killed by Lord Krishna in battle and on Lord Krishna s return the city was in complete darkness as it was the night of a new moon To celebrate his victory and to welcome Lord Krishna the people lit lamps and to this day Hindus mark the victory of Lord Krishna over King Narakasura by lighting oil lamps New clothes are worn during Deepavali and sweets and snacks are shared Some Indian communities also begin the financial year on Deepavali for auspicious reasons A traditional way to celebrate Deepavali in Singapore is to have your hands painted with henna art Henna is a flowering plant used to dye skin hair fingernails and even leather and wool These temporary tattoos are often done for free by local artists During Deepavali the streets of Little India are artfully decorated and lit up in bright festive colours transforming it with an explosion of vibrant colourful arches and lights Festive bazaars and numerous cultural activities such as the Indian Heritage and Craft Exhibition Street Parade Countdown Concert are also held The festive stalls are decorated with wares such as fragrant flowers garlands used during prayers traditional oil lamps and beautiful Saris with intricate brocade patterns and glittering gems Colourful Indian outfits intricate costume jewellery and traditional arts and craft are also on sale Indian delicacies can also be found in abundance during this period If you want to bask in the richness of the Indian culture sit by any of the coffee shops along Little India and order a teh

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