14 best events in April in Singapore

14 best events in April in Singapore

September is always eagerly awaited in Singapore! After all, first of all, this month is associated with such a large-scale event as the Formula 1 night race. Wow, this will be something incredible! Of course, other important events such as the Savour Gastro Fair, the Mid-Autumn Celebration and the Ultra Electronic Music Festival are not to be missed.

Gusto Italiano

Lovers of Italian cuisine will be overjoyed at the return of this gastronomic festival. During the month, you will find dishes from world famous chefs, exclusive dinners in popular restaurants, culinary workshops and special offers from the city's establishments.

Date: September 1-30

Location: different venues

Fifth Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF)

This festival takes place over 11 weeks across the island. It will feature works by photographers from more than 20 countries around the world. Festival guests will find numerous exhibitions, films, conferences and professional seminars from Magnum Photos.

Date: September 1 - November 13

Location: different venues

Nyonya Embroidery and Beadwork

At this exhibition you will be able to discover the unknown history of Singapore. Nyonya Embroidery and Beadwork features traditional Peranakan embroidery on slippers, bags, curtains, handkerchiefs and clothing. This art, thanks to its Chinese, Indian, Portuguese, Dutch, and local Malay influences, is a particularly vivid example of Singapore's vibrant multiculturalism.

Singapore Food Festival, Best Indian Film Awards, Open Air Ballet at Fort Canning Park - this and much more awaits us in Singapore in July 2016. Create a visit calendar so you don't miss anything!

Singapore Theater Festival

W! LD RICE is proud to present the fifth month-long Singapore Theater Festival dedicated to local writers! As the country stands between a legendary past and a hazy future, the festival will feature eight of the most interesting, ambitious and thought-provoking new plays written in and about Singapore today.

Date: June 30 - July 24

Location: LaSALLE College of The Arts

South Indian International Movie Award (Siima)

As Indian cinema has a strong influence around the world, it is time for South Indian cinema with its rich culture and history. SIIMA promises to be an event to be followed by movie lovers from all over the world, as it is one of the most popular film awards.

Date: June 30 - July 1

Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center

World Oyster Festival

The festival will take place on July 1 and will be the fourth World Oyster Festival, which is held annually in the bistro. Here you can taste 20 different varieties of oysters that were brought to the event from all over the world. Importantly, all oysters served at the festival are fresh, not frozen!

Date: July 1

Location: Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro

April in Singapore promises to be very busy! We present to your attention a list of the brightest and most memorable events and activities of this month. Don't miss it!

The exhibition "Rethinking Modernism" is organized jointly with the Center Pompidou in Paris and aims to redefine our understanding of the development of contemporary art and modernism in the 20th century, not only in Europe and Southeast Asia, but also in the world. Visitors will be able to freely move from one art object to another and independently establish links between paintings thanks to a special system for placing art objects. Interestingly, Rethinking Modernism is the first joint exhibition of the National Gallery of Singapore and the Pompidou Center.

Date: March 10 - July 17

Location: National Gallery Singapore

World Gourmet Summit

2016 is an important year for the World Gourmet Summit, as it is this year that the event celebrates its 20th anniversary! A dazzling feast of events includes a stellar cast of international culinary stars, homegrown talent, a visit by eminent personalities from the food industry and a discerning crowd of fine wines and cuisines.

Date: March 28 - April 24

Location: Various venues throughout Singapore

Singapore Yacht Show

The Singapore Yacht Show is one of the best events where people from the yachting industry come together and share their thoughts and experiences. This event is considered the largest show of its kind, with about 150 participants from more than 35 countries around the world.

Everyone has a basic knowledge of Singapore: Singapore is banana-lemon, the ocean is rustling, a parrot is screaming and magnolia is in bloom. The tango "Magnolia", written in 1931, is one of the most famous songs by Vertinsky, which he even once sang to the Prince of Wales. However, there is one inaccuracy in the lyrics: no lemons grow in Singapore. The main fruit symbols of the country are pineapples and bananas. And of course, the durians are interesting for two reasons. Firstly, they became the inspiration for the exterior of the Singapore Esplanade Theater, created by architects DP Architects, and secondly, they have a rather recognizable, let's say, scent. English travelers in the 19th century described it as an indescribable combination of the smells of rotten herring, moldy cheese and sewage. Therefore, walking through the market in Singapore, do not be alarmed: it is crystal clear and nothing is broken. It's just that durians are sold in huge quantities (by the way, they are prohibited for transportation in closed spaces in all Asian countries - guess why).

The city-state is entirely built on the ideal combination of contradictions. At first glance, it sounds like an oxymoron, but do not rush to twirl your finger at your temple: further it will become obvious.

Contradiction: Industrial vs. Feng Shui

You can do a simple test: ask your friends who have never been to Singapore what to bring from there. Most likely the answer will be: technology, electronics! The myth came from the late eighties - early nineties, when in comparison with the just collapsed Soviet Union, radio tape recorders really became cheaper. Today's technology in Singapore is a little different. For example, the buildings here are renewed every fifty years. No, they don't do major repairs here - they just demolish the skyscraper and build a new one in its place.

When you start to dive into the city, the question remains: "How did they think everything so cool?" This also applies to entertainment and daily life in Singapore. Difficult to endure 30-degree heat? No question: some of the Gardens by the Bay are giant pavilions, most of the attractions in Universal Park are indoors, and as for shopping, there are incredible shopping malls, inside which Dior and Gucci boutiques are comparable in size to Auchan (and sometimes it costs turn). Even the main shopping street in Singapore, Orchard Road, is air-conditioned. Everything for your comfort.

By the way, as much as Singapore's shopping malls are known, so are the casinos. Contrary to the illusion of a large number, there are only two of them in the city, and here, too, everything is not so simple. If you want to open a casino - be kind, write it into something truly colossal. The first is part of the Marina Bay Sands complex. Yes, yes, that very huge hotel, a Singaporean wonder of the world, consisting of three skyscrapers of 56 floors and a pool on the roof that unites them. Everyone thinks the pool is a ship, but no! As conceived by the architect of the building - three cards, and the bullet breaks them - the same pool. Such is the obvious reference to the casino. On the negative side - a huge shopping center with an area of ​​97 thousand square meters and the very casino for which all of the above was conceived. It is always night inside, you cannot take pictures and it is smoky. There, one-armed bandits squeak without stopping, someone shouts out bets, and someone freezes, realizing that they lost the last one and a little later will get it in the neck from their wife.

The second casino is part of a complex on Sentosa Island, which includes the Universal amusement park, an aquarium and another huge shopping center. But here, of course, the thrifty tourist will be interested in the first two points. No, it's not just for kids. Yes, that's really cool. Any adult who has seen a lot will squint and squeal on an attraction with transformers or a mummy, he will also stick to the glass, behind which jellyfish illuminated by multi-colored lights move in a silent waltz. There are also some of the world's most venomous frogs and seahorses that mimic algae.

On the other hand, the city-state is entirely subject to the ancient law of feng shui. A funnel-fountain above the Marina Bay Sands casino turns the water in such a way that profits are "sucked" inside. The main symbol of the city - "merlion" - looks at the ocean and watches for trouble that may come from it. You are laughing now, right? And here are the facts. The 1998 crisis did not see the "lion-fish": there was an obstacle in the way of his view. Having calculated all the risks, it was moved to a new location (this cost Singapore about two million dollars). And what is the bottom line? The 2008 financial crisis affected Singapore very indirectly - the city's losses were considered “lost profits,” that is, the one that was not received due to the crisis in the countries maintaining trade relations with it. If you want to - laugh, but when you are in Singapore, just in case, throw one of the local dollars in your wallet. The coin is the most striking example of feng shui and how the city protects its even the most unbelievers. With its octagon, it "clings" to the wallet - and thus keeps the money there.

When walking around Singapore, pay attention to the buildings. None of them are randomly designed. Everything that looks at the sea is “protected”.

Contradiction: sterile versus national

Everyone has heard the amazing story about chewing gum in Singapore - yes, it can only be bought at a pharmacy and can be fined for spitting it out on the street. But almost no one heard about the water in the saucer under the plant. It should not be left there under any circumstances. Here's the thing: In humid equatorial climates, mosquitoes grow quickly and can be a real disaster if risk factors are not controlled. Therefore, if neighbors complain, a whole inspection may come to you: check how conscientiously you water the plants - and pour the water out of the saucer or, if you have a holiday, do you change the water from the bouquets every day. You cannot feed stray animals in Singapore. And now we are not talking about dogs, but about monkeys. In Singapore, you will not believe, is punishable by a fine for catching birds. For any act of vandalism, you can go to prison for three years. Spitting and rubbish on the street will cost almost a thousand dollars.

Singapore is called sterile by many. It seems that the streets there are washed with shampoo, and a pedantic master of landscape design trims a blade of grass to a blade of grass. And it's pretty damn beautiful.

Tourism in Singapore is managed by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB; Ch. 旅游 局) [3]. In order to develop tourism in the 1980s, historical and culturally significant areas (Chinatown, Little India) are presented for conservation work. The Singapore River has been cleared of garbage, and the territories along the river have been transferred to establish restaurants and other tourist sites. The Singapore government has allocated $ 905 million for tourism development by 2017.

Singapore attracts tourists with its ecological cleanliness, programs for the preservation of cultural and historical heritage. The country has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Here, English is the dominant language among the four official languages, making it easier for tourists to communicate. Transportation in Singapore covers most areas of the country.

Popular tourist attractions of the country - Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park. There are several beach resorts with tourist attractions provided for tourists in Singapore. On the islands there is a historical museum, a large aquarium with marine life. The tourist island of Sentosa, which attracted 19 million visitors in 2011, is located in the south of Singapore. It contains about 30 monuments, including Fort Siloso, built as a fortress to defend against the Japanese during World War II, where weapons from the time can now be seen. Singapore has two casinos: Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa [4] [5]. Marina Bay Sands has three 55-story hotel towers. The three towers are connected by a 1 hectare terrace. In front of the three towers there is an exhibition and conference hall, a casino with up to 1000 gaming tables and 1400 slot machines.

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Attractions

Pulau Ubin - an island off Singapore is also becoming a popular destination for tourists with untouched nature. A river safari allows people to get to know the inhabitants of the river.

Singapore Cuisine

The government hosts the Singapore Food Festival every July. The multiculturalism of the local cuisine creates a “food paradise” for tourists. Here you can taste the fish soup Bi Hong, Bak Kut Teh, chili crab, Nasi Padang, Hainan rice with chicken and the like ..

Tourist activities

The Singapore Tourism Board runs a variety of tourist activities throughout the year. This is an arts festival, a garden festival, a culinary festival. Annual events - Christmas and others [6]. In 2010, Singapore hosted the annual Summer Youth Olympic Games [7].

Colorful events are colorful national festivals: Chinese New Year, Hindu holidays Pongal and Taipusam (February), Spring Festival Hougang (February), Birthday of the Child God (May). There is a dragon boat festival (May-June), a festival of Indian dance and music - the Chettar temple festival, the Timiti fire purification ceremony [en] (October). In October, the festival of Navaratri ("Nine Luminaries") is held - in honor of the Hindu goddesses Durga and Lakshmi-Saraswati, in November - the festival of Diwali, in honor of the victory of Light over Darkness. Buddha's birthday is celebrated annually in May and June. Secular holidays include: Singapore Fashion Festival (March-April), Singapore Jewelry Festival (September), Singapore Writers Festival.

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