Sunday, September 23, 2007


How time flies, today is almost the end of September and I thought that the Chinese New year which has passed is just a few days back !

Personally, I enjoy the last quarter of every year as this is the period which sees many festivals together.

Kick starting the slew of festivals is the Mid-Autumn festival which falls on 25th September this year (Tuesday). In line with the festival, there are themed attractions lined up for Singaporeans and tourists alike, which includes the lantern procession in Chinatown, Singapore River and the Chinese Gardens.

Following is Hari Raya Puasa in October which falls on a Saturday. The falling of a public holiday may dull the festive mood for some Singaporeans as it means not having an extra holiday for it. Well the ‘off’ arrangement depends on companies and certain companies have arrangements to make up an off-in-lieu for the public holiday. In tandem with Hari Raya Puasa, areas like Siglap and Geylang Serai are definitely not to be missed.

And when November comes, it is Deepavali, and this is when little India transforms into a town of thousands lights and thronged with festive crowds………

And when December comes, need I say more? It is Hari Raya Puasa, Christmas Day and welcoming New Year 2008 ! At this point in time, Orchard Road will be immersed in a spirit of giving and it’s the time when many Singaporeans will bask in a mood of festive, reflect on the past year and set new year resolutions!

Singapore is small and sometimes life may seem bored, but the array of festivals will certainly add some fun and laughter to our lives. So I recommend all Singaporeans to visit the special theme attractions in line with all these festivals and be thrilled and cheered living in this multi-racial island.

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