Monsoon in Singapore

Monsoon season in Singapore is very distinct from other countries. There are mainly two types of monsoon season in Singapore Northeast Monsoon Season (December-March) and Southwest Monsoon Season (June-September).

Northeast Monsoon has a “Wet phase” (December and January) and “Dry phase” (February and March). Wet phase contains heavy rainfall in the afternoon and early evening. Dry phase consist of little or no rainfall with cool and pleasant atmosphere. The Southwest monsoon season experiences showers with thunderstorm activities. Both monsoon seasons are separated by an Inter Monsoon Period.

It’s commonly hot and dry in May-July. According to the records November has the highest rain days and February has the lowest. Based on National Environment Agency, Singapore gets average of 2342.2mm rainfall in an year.

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Festivals in Singapore

Singapore, “The Land of Merlion” is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The festivals in Singapore are more closed to their culture and lifestyle. In Singaporean Lifestyle, we can see the adaptations of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures. Singapore festivals can be generalized into Fashion, Art and Religious Festivals.

Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year is held on January or February depending on Chinese calendar. This festival celebrates all over the city. Main attractions are spectacular Chingay Parade, music and dance performances, fireworks and a multitude of other parades.

Hari Raya Puasa:

Hari Raya Pusa held on January or February with three days of celebration. The festival of Eid, known in Singapore as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. It is a celebratory occasion following a month of fasting, which is known as Ramadan. In Singapore, it’s the most important Muslim festival.

Deepavali:

Deepavali is one of the most popular and important Hindu holiday held in the Hindu month of Aipasi. It’s the festival of lights. Deepavali in Singapore will be celebrated on 13th November 2012 this year.

Singapore Fashion Festivals:

Singapore Fashion Festival held on March and April. This gives a mind hacking experience of colours, fabrics, and styles. It was considered as most important fashion festival for the International and Local designers in Singapore.

Singapore Art Festivals:

Singapore Art Festival, held in June is a different experience with a mix of film, dance,drama and music from around the world.

Singapore Food Festivals:

Singapore Food Festival is held in July. This gives all information about Singapore cuisine specialities. In Singapore cuisine, we can observe a mixture of Chinese, Indians and Malays food style.

Singapore Cuisine Specialities

Singapore cuisine is highly related with their culture.Singapore offers a special type of food experience, we can observe a mixture of Chinese, Indians and Malays food style.Singapore is a small country with a large population.Most of the food ingredients are imported but a small group of farmers produces Vegetables,Fruits and fish.

Favorite Local Foods:

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice is a Chinese dish most commonly associated with Singaporean cuisines.It is based on the famous Hainanese dish called Wenchang Chicken.

Chilli Crab

Chilli Crab is Singaporean Sea food.Its a very Spicy dish.Mud Crabs are commonly used for the preparation.

Fried Carrot Cake

Its a famous Singaporean dish consisting of fried cubes of radish cake.Main ingredient is white radish(commonly known as white carrot in Singapore).

Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow is a popular noodle dish in Singapore,Malaysia and Indonesia.Char Kway Teow is prepared by traditionally and commonly served on a piece of banana leaf on a plate.

Fish Head Curry

Singapore food style may vary from region to region.Singapore Cuisine attracts many tourists among the World.The Government offers Singapore Food Festivals in July to enjoy Singapore Cuisine. Favorite Local foods are Bak Kut Teh(Chinese dish),Char Kway Teow(Sweet Noodle Dish),Chilli Crab,Hainanese Chicken Rice,Fish Head Curry,Fried Carrot Cake etc.Enjoy your Holidays with Delicious food……