Know your Singapore: Mid Autumn Festival – All You Need To Know! *Republished*

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, the Mooncake Festival or the Lantern Festival, falls on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Mooncakes and lanterns are the symbolic associations with this month-long celebration which culminates on the festival date this year on the 15th of Sept. The […]

Indian Temples in Singapore – A Quick Guide!

Indian Temples in SIngapore

Urbandesis, for all of us living here and now calling Singapore home, one of the things we admire most about this country is its cultural diversity. In its kaleidoscopic realm, it is estimated that this nation hosts more than 350,000 Indians (Thanks Wiki), who celebrate their religion without any constraints and restrictions. After living in […]

Know Your Singapore: 8 Things You Should Know About Chinese New Year

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If you’re living in the Lion City, you would have noticed the ‘overnight’ change of Christmas lights and decorations adorning the roads and shopping centres island wide. Out with the stars and baubles, and in with the fiery red coloured dragons and lanterns. Akin to Diwali for Hindus, Chinese New Year is the most important […]

Thaipusam 2016: All You Need To Know!

Thaipusam 2016 Date Singapore Cover

This day may not be a public holiday yet, but Thaipusam in Singapore is big and so it pulls in thousands of devotees and visitors who witness this Hindu festival and honour of Lord Murugan or Karthikey – symbolising virtue, youth and power and is the destroyer of evil. Thaipusam –When? Thaipussam is a festival […]

Know Your Singapore: What Is the Ghost Month & 7 Taboos Revolving Around It

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Chances are that you’ve recently seen several piles of offerings and joss paper being burnt outside homes and condos this month. Perhaps you’re new to Singapore or like me, you’ve been here for years, but just didn’t know (or didn’t know well enough) what this ritual symbolised. Right now, the month is August to you […]