The National Day of Singapore is celebrated every year on August 9, in commemoration of the Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in the year 1965. It is a public holiday which will feature a military parade combined with song & dance performances preceded by a guard of honour inspection by the President. Towards the end of the National Day celebrations, the bursts of colourful fireworks will lit up the night sky. On the eve of National Day, the Prime Minister will deliver an address to the nation which will be broadcast live on the national TV airtime.
Singaporeans from all walks of life, race & religion will join hands to celebrate the nation’s independence day.
It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, and everywhere else here in Singapore it is about celebration with the family marked by colourful lantern processions and the oh-so-sweet mooncakes. Since the Mid-Autumn Festival is about lunar appreciation, celebrations will go into full swing once the sun goes down.
Moon viewing parties are a popular way to enjoy the occasion as family and friends sit in gardens lit by the soft glow of paper lanterns, sip tea and nibble away on the mooncakes.
On this day and time of year, the moon is at its brightest, which is why it is a celebratory day.
Like every year, the 2016 World Baijiu Day will be held on August 8, just a day before the 9 August Singapore National Day. The goal of this celebratory day is to raise people’s awareness of Chinese Baijiu. It is a strong aromatic and powerful alcohol that ranks top in China and is amongst the most consumed spirits in the world. But however it is less known outside of China borders.
The baijiu aroma and flavor have been described as everything from fig, soy sauce to pineapples, musk and even gasoline and earning itself the nickname “firewater.” Not many people enjoy consuming shots of any hard liquor or spirit drink, whether it is vodka, cognac, whiskey, gin or baijiu, especially when the alcohol level reaches 50% and above which accidentally is the signatory characteristic of china baijiu. The aim of having this Baijiu Day is to make baijiu more accessible by using it for easy drinks such as cocktails, infusions and even with foods so that everyone is able to enjoy the taste of baijiu all over the world.
BEERFEST ASIA 2016
Celebrate this upcoming Biggest Asia’s Beerfest 2016 with thousands of beer lovers as they descend on Singapore’s Marina Promenade for an exclusive premier festival of artisanal beer, food, games and live music.
This year’s edition will shatter all records featuring commercial, craft beers and ciders from over 500 brews and there more than 100+ new Singapore beers available from $6 onwards. To feed the hunger pangs, an extensive selection of beer grub and gourmet treats are available too.
For a good laugh, head to the Beerfest Asia Comedy Club with international and regional comedians and the likes of Lars Callieou and Wes Zaharuk from Canada and more. This event will take place from 16 June to 19 June 2016. Be sure to come by and join the fun!
1 Day Standard Pass:
16 June 2016 – ($30) per person
17 June 2016 – ($40) per person
18 June 2016 – ($40) per person
19 June 2016 – ($30) per person
Date & Time
Thursday, 16 June 2016 – 6.00pm to 1.00am
Friday, 17 June 2016 – 6.00pm to 2.00am
Saturday, 18 June 2016 – 3.00pm to 2.00am
Sunday, 19 June 2016 – 2.00pm to 10.00pm
Getting There & Site Map
Beerfest Asia festival grounds is situated at the Marina Promenade. An exciting outdoor venue located on the Singapore Grand Prix F1 tracks, it overlooks the beautiful Gardens By The Bay and the Marina Barrage with a backdrop against the Singapore Flyer.
The nearest MRT station is Circle Line’s Promenade Station. Exit via A.
Alternatively, you can drop off at the taxi stand of the Singapore Flyer and take 3-minute walk to the festival grounds.
For more information please visit their website at http://www.beerfestasia.com/SG/2016/home#home
The parade opens with an energetic vibe that promises to wow the audiences as 800 youths dressed in lighted costumes illuminate the dimmed 360-metre parade route in an upbeat choreography. Today’s youths, tomorrow’s future, guided by the wisdom of our founding fathers, kick-starts the parade as we begin the voyage towards SG100.
Spectacular aerial acts complement the ongoing joyful celebrations along the parade route, adding a new dimension to the multi-faceted and rich show. The sounds, sights and the sheer spirit of it all makes for a grand festivity every year.
A myriad of creative dragon dance displays that includes Firecrackers & Fire Dragons, LED-lit Dragons, Straw Fire Dragons and the electrifying Flying Dragon from China promises to impress audiences!
Because WE are Different,
We are one
The Chinese, Malay and Indian cultural performances draws audiences in appreciation of local cultural heritage and legacies through performing arts and music.
The brightest talents from china, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea, USA, Taiwan and Thailand shares the stage alongside our local stars in a burst of exuberance with their performances.
Stunning pole dances, graceful ballerinas, cool hip hop dancers, boisterous Tambourine players, just to name a few, are definite hits with heir vivacious dance moves and infections beats with children as young as five and six grooving to the music.
Lights of Legacy
3,000 performers will light-up Singapore’s city skyline with bright bulb-shaped Sky Lanterns that carries the commitment of our people, towards the values advocated by our founding father, towards a Brighter future Singapore!
Nothing short of a spectacular fireworks display to round up the night’s festivities!
Chingay 2016 marks the first year of Singapore’s next 50 years towards SG100 and hence, Chingay 2016 is aptly themed, “Lights of Legacy, Brighter Singapore”, celebrating the legacy and wisdom of our founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and other founding fathers based on the core values advocated by them and pledging our support to live by it and move forward together towards a Brighter future Singapore!
19th & 20th February, 2016
7.00pm (Pre-Parade) & 8.00pm (Parade)
F1 Pit Building (Next to Singapore Flyer)
2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
DATE : 20 SEP 2013 (FRI) – 22 SEP 2013 (SUN)
VENUE : MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT
Start those engines as the world’ s only Formula 1 night race returns for the sixth time with the world’s best drivers and a blistering hot line-up of top entertainers. Since 2008, F1 Singapore Grand Prix has now become one of the most anticipated events in Singapore.
It promises to be an action-packed weekend as drivers blaze their way through the Marina Bay Street Circuit at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour, sending adrenaline levels skyrocketing with heart-stopping twists and turn
CIRCUIT PARK MAP
RIHANNA THE KILLERS BIGBANG TOM JONES JUSTIN BIEBER OWL CITY
22 SEP 21 SEP 20 SEP 22 SEP 23 SEP 23 SEP
BOB GELDOF LAURA MVULA DYNAMO ENNIO MARCHETTO DABY TOURE WEISH
21 SEP 20, 21, 22 SEP 21, 20 SEP 20, 22, 21 SEP 20, 21, 22 SEP 20, 21, 22 SEP
BLOCO SINGAPURA THE GREAT SPY ADRENALINA THE SAM FUNKY LOVE SQUAD FRITITI
20 SEP EXPERIMENT 20, 21, 22 SEP WILLOWS 20, 21, 22 SEP 20, 21, 22 SEP
20 SEP 20, 21, 22 SEP
FLAME OF THE SAMBA BRASIL ZSA & CLAIRE PAVATOTTI FOREVER CHAOS WAIORA
FOREST 20 SEP 20, 22 SEP 20, 21 SEP 21, 22 SEP 20, 21, 22 SEP
DHOL FOUNDATION SHILI & ADI THE SOUL VOCALUPTUOUS THE REDTAIL CATS WICKED AURA
21, 22 SEP 21, 22 SEP PERCUSSION 21 SEP 22 SEP 21 SEP
21, 22 SEP
ANGUS WATT POUNAMU INCANDESCENCE NIGHT CIRCUS MASQUERADE CIRQUE SURREAL
20, 21, 22, 23 SEP 21, 22 SEP 22 SEP 20, 21 SEP 20, 22 SEP 21, 22 SEP
FRI 20 SEPT
|15:45 – 16:15||Porsche Carrera Cup||Practice Session|
|16:45 – 17:15||GP2||Practice Session|
|18:00 – 19:30||Formula One||First Practice Session|
|20:00 – 20:30||GP2||Qualifying Session|
|21:30 – 23:00||Formula One||Second Practice Session|
SAT 21 SEPT
|16:05 – 17:10||GP2||First Race (28 Laps or 60 Minutes)|
|18:00 – 19:00||Formula One||Third Practice Session|
|19:25 – 19:55||Porsche Carrera Cup||Qualifying Session|
|21:00 – 22:00||Formula One||Qualifying Session|
SUN 22 SEPT
|16:10 – 17:00||GP2||Second Race (20 Laps or 45 Minutes)|
|17:25 – 18:00||Porsche Carrera Cup||Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins)|
|20:00 – 22:00||Singapore Grand Prix||Race (61 Laps or 120 Minutes)|
CHINATOWN MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2013
The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2013, organized by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee, will showcase an exciting, colourful and vibrant month-long programme from 7 September to 4 October 2013. A not-to-be-missed highlight event in Singapore’s cultural calendar, Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 aims to enliven Chinatown, engage the Chinese community, other ethnic groups, youths and visitors in preserving Chinese tradition and heritage, as well as enrich and enthrall both the young and old alike in the festive celebrations.
CHINATOWN MID-AUTUMN WALKING TRAIL
Venue : Information Booth In Front Of The Stage At Kreta Ayer Square
Date : 08.September.2013 (Sun)
Date : 14.September.2013 (Sat)
Time : 07:00pm – 08:30pm
OFFICIAL LIGHT-UP AND OPENING CEREMONY
Venue : New Bridge Road & Eu Tong Sen Street
Date : 07.September.2013 (Sat)
Time : 07:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue : New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road, Mosque Street,
Pagoda Street Temple Street Smith Street Sago Street and Banda Street
Date : 07.September.2013 (Sat) – 04.October.2013 (Fri)
Time : 07:00pm – 12:00mn (Sunday – Thursday)
07:00pm – 02.00am (Friday – Saturday)
FESTIVE STREET BAZAAR
Venue : Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Smith Street, Sago Street and
People’ s Park Complex
Date : 06.September.2013 (Fri) – 19.September.2013 (Thu)
Time : 11:00am – 10:30pm
NIGHTLY STAGE SHOWS
Venue : Kreta Ayer Square
Date : 07.September.2013 (Sat) – 19.September.2013 (Thu)
Time : 08:00pm – 10:30pm
MASS LANTERN WALK
Venue : Banda Street – New Bridge Road & Eu Tong Sen Road
Date : 15.September.2013 (Sun)
Time : 07:00pm – 10:00pm
LANTERN PAINTING COMPETITION
Venue : Chinatown Point
Date : 01.September.2013 (Sun)
Time : 09:00am – 12:00nn
Venue : Pagoda Street
Display Date : 01.September.2013 (Sun) – 19.September.2013 (Thu)
Time : All Day
LANTERN MAKING COMPETITION
Venue : Chinatown Point
Date : 31.August.2013 (Sat)
Time : 08:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue : Chinatown Point
Display Date : 31.August.2013 (Sat) – 19.September.2013 (Thu)
Time : All Day