Valentine Day Travel Ideas in Singapore

Valentine’s Day is an important occasion for the lovers and couples to express and reassert their affection and feelings towards each other.  It is an occasion, where you can refresh and rejuvenate your romantic alliance.  Singapore is an exotic destination to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most memorable and enjoyable way.  Here are some ideas that you would love to explore to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in Singapore.
Valentine’s Day in Singapore

The southernmost point of Continental Asia offers exotic theme parks, food outlets, entertainment and recreational facilities, and serene waterfront, where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner with your spouse or lover.  Sentosa Island offers a lot of entertainment facilities, beachfront restaurants and a gorgeous sunset, which is a perfect place to spend your Valentine’s Day evening.  

Valentine’s Day Ideas in Singapore

Singapore offers some of the best places and facilities to celebrate Valentine’s Day with candlelit dinner, romantic excursions, theme parks for unwinding, and much, much more.  Surprisingly, all of this comes to you in a not so expensive manner.  14th February is an occasion, when husbands and boyfriends take the initiative to offer a host of surprises and parties to their female friends.

Some Exotic Day Ideas

You can visit a place in the vicinity of Singapore taking a short trip to enjoy, relax and unwind in a romantic neighborhood. NATAS Fair, which is held in the month of February every year in Singapore, offers unmatched options, deals, holiday packages and vacation trips all around the world for the Singapore citizens.

Book an evening for a romantic candlelit dinner in any of the Singapore hotels or restaurants in Sentosa, Mount Faber or any of the places of your choice.  It would be a fantastic time spent with the love of your life, as all of the hotels and restaurants in Singapore offer exotic food, flowers and light music, on this occasion.  You can also take a romantic ride on Singapore Flyer.  The other idea would be to spend the day in the ocean on a yacht enjoying the tumbling waves of the blue water ocean and tropical hot winds.

Enjoy “London Eye” in Singapore

Singapore Flyer, the great Ferris wheel and Singapore’s version of London Eye, is the best place to enjoy some romantic moments with your loved one.  The ride is an amazing experience as the location of the Wheel is a surprisingly attractive place as you’d be able to see the skyline of Singapore, with glitzy lights all around from here.

A Romantic Day in the Ocean and Candlelit Dinner at Beachfront

Singapore offers amazing ocean experience such as a yacht ride in the tumultuous waters and tropical hot winds.  However, it would be wise to check the weather conditions prior to your sea excursion.  This is an entire day’s extravaganza, which comes to at much affordable rates.  The entire day at yacht should be followed by a candlelit dinner at Marina beach.  These facilities are available at SAF Yacht Club and Raffles Marina.

Enjoy Two Wheeled Ride at Sentosa

it is also a good idea for Valentine’s Day to enjoy a two wheeled ride at Sentosa World’s open beach.  These are personal transporters, which move on two wheels with the help of one vertically attached handle.  It is a fun ride, which would provide you an amazing and entertaining experience with your loved one.   

Chinese New Year in Singapore

Introduction to Chinese Lunar Festivities
Chinese New Year is based on lunar calendar.  It has become extremely popular and widely celebrated festival across the world because of the increasing Chinese populations.  In Singapore also, this Spring Festival is celebrated with traditional fanfare from the first to the 15th of the first month of Chinese calendar.

Rituals and Practices
Chinese New Year not only marks the beginning of the Chinese calendar, but is also a symbolic renewal of many household practices and accounting.  Therefore, in line with the traditional practices, Chinese communities use the occasion of Lunar New Year to ward off ill-fortune and welcome good luck.  It is also marked as an occasion for get together and the reunions. 

Get Together
Chinese communities across the world try to be at one place with their relatives and friends to enjoy these festivities. “Hong Bao”, the little red package containing the money is provided to the youngsters and children in the house and is considered the special attraction of the festival and a symbol of blessing from the elders. 

Reunion Dinner
Reunion Dinner is another symbolic practice, which is held on the eve of the Chinese New Year, where some delicious Chinese and Cantonese dishes are served among the families.

Music and Red Lanterns
During the New Year festival season, the entire city of Singapore is enlivened with traditional Chinese music, display of red lanterns and Chinese and Cantonese food stalls in many neighborhoods.

Celebrations in Chinatown and Kreta Ayer Square
Chinatown is the hub of the New Year celebrations, where the street light ups, all night markets, and the stunning declaration creates a high-energy festive mood.  The fire eaters, lion dancers, strange umbrellas and dance troupes of girls offer amazing and unforgettable entertainment at Kreta Ayer Square.

Dragon and Lion Dances
Folklore are the central theme of the entire festival and that is the reason you will see dragon and lion dances as part of the festival.  It adds cheerfulness and festivity, as both these characters are an inherent part of Chinese mythology.

Festivities at Chingay Parade
In Singapore, the heart of the celebrations is Chingay Parade.  This parade displays magicians, fire eaters, floats, and dancers.  The venue for the parade is Formula One Pit Building in front of the Marina bay waterfront.

River Hongbao
This is also a remarkable event of the Chinese New Year held in Singapore on the Marina Bay floating platform.  It also displays red lanterns, games stalls and fireworks in the second and third week of February.

Huayi Festival
Held at the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade, it is also another event celebrated in the month of February.  This is actually a celebration to mark the distinguished and elegant Chinese arts.  Displaying both traditional and contemporary arts, including music, opera and theater and visual displays from the prominent Chinese artists, it is an occasion to a heartwarming celebration to honor the creative artists.

So, Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore are actually an opportunity to have a deep insight into the Chinese culture and traditions as a good omen to start the prosperous New Year.  It also presents you with an occasion to enjoy some of the best Chinese cuisines.