Let’s hope everyone had a wonderfully scary Halloween this year.
Though the festival is not indigenous to Singapore, it is still celebrated here with much enthusiasm and commercialisation.
If you’re in Singapore this December, check out the annual yuletide fair (2 December, 2016 – 1 January 2017) that transforms Gardens by the Bay into a festive playground, open daily from 3.30pm to 11pm. Prices below.
This is the third year for the Christmas Wonderland in Singapore, and the first time entrance is being charged (see sidebar).
The Christmas extravaganza is almost twice the size of last year’s – with an additional 57,000 square metres of event ground – offering new experiences such as the Magical Forest a Hi-5 Fantastic House, and more carnival attractions.
Visitors to the fair can embark on a festive journey and marvel at the Italian luminarie – Sculptures of Light illuminating the fairground, which has been expanded to 57,000sqm, almost twice the size of last year’s fair.
New experiences await visitors of all ages, from wintry fun at the Ice Palace, to the local debut of the Hi-5 Funtastic House and a magical forest of Christmas trees.
Visitors can also look forward to a bigger festive shopping and dining experience, more carnival games and curated festive performances.
Parking at Gardens by the Bay is limited so visitors are encouraged to take public transport to the event.
More details about the Christmas Wonderland and its attractions in the press release below.
Deepavali, or Diwali, is the Hindu festival of lights and is a public holiday in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This story first appeared on tech4tea.com.
The word “Diwali” is the shortened form of “Deepavali” which literally means “row of lamps”.
The festival commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over the tyrant King Narakasura in ancient India and is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil – and light over darkness.
Indians wear new clothes and paint their hands with henna, treat themselves and each other to sweets and snacks, while the streets are alit with bazaars and light to celebrate the festival.
The “Beyond Boundaries” photo exhibition showcases Laxmi’s photos from multiple visits to the Kashmir.
Beyond Boundaries presents Laxmi Kaul and her journey with the people and nomads of Kashmir, where life is about simplicity, serenity and sincerity.
What goes on around the borders?
Sometimes life is about the unplanned moments, the appreciation of nature and how civilisations interact.
Laxmi Kaul is a self -taught professional photographer, having started photography at a young age when she saw her father’s passion for making images.
Since then, she has never looked back.
Despite being a commercial photographer, she still holds people and documentary photography closest to her heart.
Laxmi connects with spirituality in daily life and travels with a patriotic zeal.