Teachers’ Day in Singapore

Hi tourists,

In Singapore, Teacher’s Day is a cultural festival that is celebrated annually in all local schools on the 1st of September. Students will typically put up skits and performances in gratitude to their teachers.

My teachers used to bring me on school trips to all the places of interest in Singapore, like the Singapore Bird Park, the Singapore Zoo, Chinatown, Kampong GlamLittle India, Underwater World at Sentosa and the Singapore Flyer.

How are you planning to appreciate your teachers today?

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

Father’s Day in Singapore

Hi tourists,

Singaporeans celebrate Father’s Day on every 3rd Sunday of June. It’s Father’s Day tomorrow.

Here’s to all Fathers in Singapore.

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
– Lydia M. Child

Love to all fathers!

Recommended tourist spots for the family to celebrate Father’s Day together:
Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Night Safari
Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park
Singapore Flyer 

Buy discounted attraction tickets at
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

Your Singapore Guide

Singapore Food Festival

Hi tourists,

If you love Singapore food, touring Singapore in July will be particularly joyful for you as it is the month of the Singapore Food Festival, an annual month long festival celebrated at many different locations in Singapore

Singapore Chilli Crab

During the Singapore Food Festival, tourists should take the opportunity to sample food from the wide variety of local and international dishes on display.

Favourite local Singaporean food dishes include Chicken Rice (hailed as Singapore’s national dish), Laksa (thick rice vermicelli in rich and spicy coconut gravy), Popiah (Singapore’s version of a burrito), Kaya (coconut custard jam) Toast, Roti Prata (indian pancake), Chilli Crab and Rojak (chopped fruits and vegetables mixed in peanut sauce).

Things to look out for during Singapore Food Festival 2012:
– Culinary workshops
–  Themed food events
– Cooking competitions
– Food deals at restaurants and cafes

Travel Delight,
Your Singapore Guide

Singapore Chingay Parade 2012

Hi backpackers,

Chingay Parade 2012 will be held this Thursday and Friday on the 3 & 4 Feb 2012 at the Pit Building next to the Singapore Flyer.

Event details:
Friday, 3 Feb 2012 – Parade Day 1 at 8.30pm
Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 – Parade Day 2 at 8.00pm

What Chingay Parade is
Chingay is a Hokkien dialect word, meaning “the art of masquerade”. Chingay Parade began as a neighbourhood parade with only Chinese elements in 1973. Today, the Chingay Parade is the grandest street and floats parade in Asia, showcasing the rich, vibrant multi-culturalism of Singapore and exciting cultures all over the world. All Singaporeans are really proud of it!

What to expect at the Chingay Parade
A dazzling extravaganza of colours and cultural diversity, Chingay Parade Singapore is known for its resplendent floats and multi-cultural local and international performances that depict our festive traditions and delight the hearts of many Singaporeans and tourists.

For an idea of what the Chingay Parade looks like, check out the photos I took at Chingay Parade 2011 last year.

Theme for Chingay Parade 2012
“Love, Care and Kindness Everywhere”

Event highlights for Chingay Parade 2012

1. Grand Opening: Dragon Dramatics: LED Hip Hop dragon dance from Zhangjiang, China and a magnificent dragon and phoenix from Xi’an, Shaanxi of China.

2. Beautiful Cultures: Showcase of Chinese Culture

3. Embracing International Cultures: International acts from Indonesia and Taiwan.

4. Dreams Realised – Love Our Children: Featuring children in costumes, a float and a 120m balloon rainbow arching into the air.

5. Engaging as One – Love Our Community:  A synchronized symphony of 600 ‘dikir barat’ singers and dancers and a breathtaking tai chi fan dance performed by 1,000 Interest Group members from various Community Clubs.

6. Triumph Over Challenge – The Grand Finale: 1000 performers stream across the waterway surrounding three giant sailboats with thunder and lightning effects.

Get your Singapore Chingay Parade 2012 tickets here.

KusuLife,
Your Singapore Guide

Ramadan in Singapore

Hi tourists,

Do you know what Ramadan is?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar where all Muslims around the world fast. They have to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual intimacy with their partners and during daytime. Muslims are supposed to learn the virtues of patience, spirituality and submissiveness to God. In Singapore, a majority of our Malay citizens are Muslims and they will be fasting during this month. This is also a time of intense spiritual reflection.So be nice, and do understand the hunger they will be going through.

Hajjah Fatimah Mosque

Hajjah Fatimah Mosque

While fasting, Muslims are also encouraged to read the Quran and perform special prayers called Tarawihwhich are held in mosques every night during this special month. This is also a season of giving where Muslims will also engage in charitable acts by giving to the poor and needy. Would you like to give to the Salvation Army Singapore? Click below to give. Paypal is accepted!

Salvation Army Singapore

Spread the love,

KusuLife,
Your Singapore Guide

Happy Birthday, Singapore!

Hi tourists,

I wonder if you managed to catch tickets to the National Day Parade this year?

If you didn’t not to worry, you catch watch the live webcast here and the Parade will still be available for one month after! Isn’t that great?

Spectators at the Parade

Cool Commandos!

A good view!

Don’t you just love fireworks?

To order discounted tickets:
kusu.sg@gmail.com or +65 8282 1312 

Free delivery to your hotel/hostel in Singapore.
All Singapore attraction tickets available.
Guaranteed best price in Singapore.

Package – $199.50 (U.P. $237.50, save $38):
Universal Studios Singapore
+ Singapore Flyer
+ Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium
+ Night Safari
+ Hippo Bus
+ DUCKtour
+ Singapore River Cruise
+ Sentosa Cable Car

Your Singapore Guide

Majulah! The Singapore Spirit!

Hi guys!

Did you know about this year’s Singapore’s National Day Parade theme?

This year’s theme is Majulah! The Singapore Spirit!

Theme

Singapore is our home. As Singaporeans, we share a culture and heritage that is uniquely Singaporean. As a nation, we are united by common ideals and a shared vision.

The theme for NDP 2011 is Majulah! The Singapore SpiritMajulah means “Onward!”. It represents our strength, energy and dynamism to continually strive towards building a better Singapore. It is a word with deep roots in our history that also connects with our National Anthem – a familiar touch point that is close to every Singaporean’s heart.

The Singapore Spirit, highlights our unity as one people. It symbolises the competence and confidence that drive us to reach beyond our boundaries and to constantly seek new heights to scale. It also represents a unity built upon mutual trust as well as our can-do attitude and determination to take challenges in our stride.

Taken together, Majulah! The Singapore Spirit is a rally cry that calls on all Singaporeans to move forward together to bring Singapore to greater heights, to excel in our diverse fields of work and play and to realise our fullest potential. Through the theme, we hope Singaporeans will pause to reflect and discover what the Singapore Spirit means to them. In sharing and passing on the Singapore Spirit to our children, and our grandchildren, we seek to strengthen our roots and at the same time inspire future generations to build a better home, a better Singapore.

Logo

This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) logo depicts the passion and dynamism of the NDP 2011 theme “Majulah! The Singapore Spirit”, which calls on all Singaporeans to move forward together to overcome challenges and build a better Singapore.

The five figures symbolise brightly burning flames whose soaring motion reflects Singaporeans’ constant drive for higher levels of success as a nation. The two central figures form the shape of a heart which represents our love for Singapore and the compassion in our society as we celebrate 46 years of independence.  The five stars stand for our nation’s ideals of democracy, justice, equality, peace and progress.

The shades of red reflect Singaporeans from all walks of life.  The overall vivid red colour signifies our unity, determination and can-do spirit that bond us in times of success and adversity.

http://www.ndp.org.sg/#/about/theme-and-logo

So let us all roar MAJULAH!

I hope you guys managed to catch tickets to the biggest birthday bash of the year!

Have loads of fun,

Kusu