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The Best of Winter in Singapore

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Tropical Christmas and Chinese New Year are special times for holiday cheer on the island. Garlands, lights, festivals, and food usher in a multi-ethnic holiday season.
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181 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427452
If you're doing some soul searching in Singapore, come to Katong, an East Coast community full of character and characters. Easties grow up here and never leave (those who do spend the rest of their lives pining for the laid-back,...
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Orchard Rd, Singapore
While in Singapore, a great way to spend a few hours during the Christmas holiday is viewing the beautiful illuminations on Orchard Road. Singapore takes its Christmas decorations very seriously, and Orchard Road is the best place to see them.
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During Chinese New Year in Singapore you often hear the sound of drums. Drums are everywhere—in the neighborhood, in the mall, at the grocery store, at your favorite restaurant…it’s a constant ringing in your ears. With the drums come the lions—...
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The first and most important thing to know about Chinese New Year in Singapore is that oranges...are important! You will see oranges everywhere—always in groups of two, never alone. When you hand them to someone, you must always hand them over...
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In a land with no seasons, colorful festivals with fireworks, parades, and special treats mark the passage of time. Chinese New Year, the country’s biggest holiday, means lion dances, drums, and elaborate meals. On this weekend, family and friends...
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30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
Chijmes is a pretty complex in downtown Singapore that used to be a Catholic convent but has been converted into a dining and entertainment complex. In December, the entrance gates to the area are festooned with lights, ribbons, and stars. There...
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Known for being a bit boisterous and rowdy, Little India has a distinct personality from the rest of Singapore. It can start to feel a few degrees hotter than the rest of the city as you dodge shoppers, temple goers, and trinket sellers on...
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Robertson Quay, Singapore
Robertson Quay is a section of the Singapore River that is perfect for a morning or evening jog. You can crisscross the river via several bridges—some colorful, some striking in style, all different. If you're more interested in a leisurely stroll...
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See these colorful plastic garlands (used as Deepavali decorations) for sale at the annual bazaar, held in the run-up to Deepavali, which falls this year in mid-November.
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151 New Bridge Road 91 Upper Cross Street Singapore 059443/058362 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059443
Whether on a rooftop, by the water, or in a local hawker center, dining outdoors is one of the perks of a city with balmy temperatures year-round. Check out Privé on Keppel Island and snag a table on its large outdoor patio, near a marina of...