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Singapore most iconic events for 2016

Fancy a trip to Singapore next year? Here are some of the most iconic events for 2016 in the Lion City.

  • New Year’s celebrations

Singapore is home to one of the most spetacular new year’s celebrations. With the Marina Bay Towers and the singaporean skyline as a background it’s easy to understand why.

marina bay new year celebrations iconic events singapore

Right after the countdown, fireworks glaze up the skies and the night goes on with multiple parties and large crowds (not just singaporeans, but people from all over Asia) gather in the streets of Singapore.

  • ZoukOut Festival

If you’re a party goer this is the right event for you. Zoukout is a dance extravaganza that dates back more than a decade. This outdoor beach party has played host to a large number of internationally famous DJs like James Lavelle, Armin Van Buuren, Hawtin Sasha, and Carl Cox.

zoukout festival iconic events singapore

Dress code? Get your beachwear and your flip-flops and you’re all set.

  • Great Singapore Sale

People flock from all over Asia to Singapore during this period. And we can certainly understand why!

With discounts up to 70% on singaporean and luxury international brands, this is an incredible opportunity that doesn’t come up that often. International brands include Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme among others.

The sale lasts through full two months in the mid year so time is enough to get choosy while picking things up.

  • Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Formula1 Singapore GP is perhaps the most known event held in Singapore worldwide.

In 2008, Singapore finally won the bid to host the one and only nightly Formula 1 GP. The track boasts of twelve grandstands which include Stamford, City Hall, Connaught, Esplanade Waterfront, Padang, Esplanade Steps Premier, Marina Bay, Singapore Flyer, Raffles, Pit and Turns.

Singapore iconic event formula 1 Grand Prix

Marina Bay happens to be the street-based circuit for this spectacular F1 race consisting of twenty three turns.

  • Chinese new year Chingay Parade

Be a part of the Chinese New Year celebrations as you visit the Chingay Parade.

The procession has taken a massive form in the recent years featuring a stunning show of dancers, percussionists, jugglers, dragon dancers, lions, street floats, acrobats, and clowns among the others.

Singapore chinese new year event celebrations

Symbolically, new clothes are usually worn to signify the new year and homes are thoroughly cleaned to sweep away any ill-fortune. Families visit one another, with little red packets, or “hong bao”, filled with money, gifted to children.

  • Singapore Food Festival

If you are a foodie, you would definitely be delighted with the meals that consist in local delights along with those belonging to different regions.

singapore food festival iconic events 2016

A much-cherished, four-week festival that debuted in 1994 to celebrate Singapore’s pan-Asian cuisines. Features 60 stalls laden with local dishes like black pepper crabs, chilli crabs, BBQ sambal stingray, and other tempting delights.

  • Singapore International Festival of Arts

The festival has had its evolution from an activity of national arts held in the year 1977 and grew up to become the most popular of the kind in the entire continent. The Singapore Arts Festival takes up a different theme each year.

singapore iconic event international arts festival

The festival has been revamped in 2014 with new organizers. The core program in the festival features as many as seventy five acts from different countries.

  • Singapore National Day

On the 9th of August, Singapore stops and the parading and partying starts to celebrate the date of independence from British rule.

singapore iconic event national day celebrations

Walking down the streets you will come across the national flag floating gaily in the air over the public houses and convenience stores. To witness the brilliant aerial performances visit Marina Bay platform. It is where the National Day event is being held since the year 2008.