ABOUT THAIPUSAM


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ABOUT THAIPUSAM

The word Thaipusam is a mixture of the name of the month, Thai, and the name of a star, Pusam. This exacting star is at its highest point during the festival. Thaipusam is celebrated on the full moon day in the Tamil month of “Thai”. Thaipusam is a blessing festival that involves starkness and control over one’s senses. It is a day for devotees to celebrate the fulfillment of their vows. In Singapore, this religious festival attracts thousands of Hindu devotees who fulfill their vows through a 4km walk from the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple (SSPT) to the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple (STT).

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Chinese New year

Chinese New Year is the most significant and longest of all Chinese festivals, celebrated in Chinese communities worldwide. Chinese New Year activities include: Making offerings to household deities. Wearing new clothes, mainly in red. Hosting a large feast for family and friends. Taking part in lion and dragon dances, as well as festive parades featuring athletic demonstrations, beating gongs, and clashing cymbals.Many children receive “lucky money” in red envelopes and household doors are open to let good luck enter on Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year may also include a light festival, where people hang decorated lanterns in temples and carry lanterns to an evening parade.

Night Safari

See night-time animals in their element with a visit to Singapore’s popular Night Safari, a park dedicated to creatures that bloom when the sun goes down. Familiarize yourself with a bevy of nocturnal wildlife, from spotted hyenas and clouded leopards to pangolins and river hogs. The park includes both walking trails and a tram expedition that takes you through seven distinct geographical zones with commentary―just use your ticket for quick entry through the main concern access line. Don’t miss one of Singapore’s most interesting and worthwhile attractions

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