Singapore Long Weekend Getaway

Best Maldives Beach Holiday Travel Guide

Maldives – A trip to Paradise The Maldives is a country in the Indian Ocean, made up of 1,192 coral islands. Those islands are grouped into 26 coral atolls, which vary in landscape and usage. 200 of the islands are inhabited by Maldives natives, while a further 80 have become tourist resorts. Tourism is responsible […]

5 Long Weekend Best Beach Getaways from Singapore

Looking for a long weekend best beach getaway from Singapore? We have highly recommended the following 5 places, namely Boracay Island (Philippines), Maldives, Whitsundays – Hamilton Island (Australia), Nha Trang (Vietnam) and Bali (Indonesia). Do check out our quick reference ‘Best Time to Visit – Best Beach Getaway Chart ” below: Boracay Island (Philippines) Boracay […]

15 Things to do on Hamilton Island

 There’s more to Hamilton Island than sand and sun As much as Hamilton Island’s glorious beaches and bluer-than-blue water deserve all the praise they get, there’s so much more to the destination than that. In fact, you could spend months there and struggle to run out of things to do. Don’t believe it? Why not […]

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Public Holidays in Singapore

2016 Christmas Day

Christmas Day is the second of the two Christian religious holidays celebrated with Singapore public holidays, and takes place on 25th December every year. Christmas Day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of the Christian faith. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah. Historians say that Christmas […]

2016 Deepavali

Deepavali is the name used in Singapore for the celebration also known internationally as Diwali, or the “festival of lights.” It is a Hindu holy day, marked with a public holiday in Singapore. It takes place in autumn each year, falling some time between mid-October and mid-November. It coincides with the darkest new moon night […]

2016 Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji is the second of two Muslim holy days recognised with a public holiday in Singapore, along with Hari Raya Puasa. Hari Raya Haji is the name used in Singapore for the religious holiday which is known in other Muslim countries as Eid al-Adha. The name describes a festival of sacrifice, with “Hari […]

2016 National Day Singapore

The National Day of Singapore is a celebration of the country’s independence. Singapore became independent from Malaysia in 1965, and this has been commemorated each year since then on 9th August. The National Day is a public holiday, which means everyone in Singapore has a day off work to enjoy the celebrations and spend time […]

2016 Hari Raya Puasa

Hari Raya Puasa is one of two Islamic holy days marked with a public holiday in Singapore, along with Hari Raya Haji. Hari Raya Puasa, also known to Singaporean Muslims as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, is the day when Muslims break fast at the end of Ramadan. This means they are once again allowed to eat […]

2016 Vesak Day

Vesak Day is a Singapore Public Holiday and an important holy day in the Buddhist faith, on which Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha. It is also known as “Buddha’s Birthday.” Gautama Buddha, often simply called Buddha, was a wise Indian man whose teachings formed the base of the religion of […]

2016 Labour Day

Labour Day is celebrated on 1st May every year, and is therefore also known as May Day. Its purpose is to show support for workers in Singapore, and therefore it is fitting that Labour Day is a public holiday, and a day off for most people. If 1st May falls on a Sunday, the following […]

2016 Good Friday

Good Friday is recognised each year by those in the Christian faith as the day of Jesus Christ’s death by crucifixion. Part of the Holy Week, it falls two days before Easter Sunday, when Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead. The date of Easter Sunday, and therefore also Good Friday, changes each year. Easter […]

2016 Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is a very important holiday in Singapore, as majority of the local residents are of Chinese Singaporean ethnicity, by far the largest ethnic group in the country. Chinese Singaporean people are Singaporean nationals with full or partial Chinese heritage. Most of them can trace their ancestry back to southern China, and thus […]

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