Singapore - What's on When?
January - Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is celebrated with a huge parade through Singapore City featuring dragons, lion dances, pyrotechnics and performers.
February - River Hongbao Festival
A festival for celebrating Chinese culture that is a hangover from the Chinese New Year events, with streets offering stalls, food vendors, song and dance.
March - Mosaic Music Festival
An important event in the Singapore music calender, with leading and rising performers from various genres at the Espanade in Marina Bay.
April - Stargazing Night
A free evening of stargazing at the observatory of the Science Centre Singapore, discovering the locations of stars and planets across the sky.
May - Singapore Arts Festival
An international festival that presents ideas, discourse, dance, theatre, music and art with an Asian flavour while remaining innovative and experimental.
June - Beerfest Asia
Marquees on the Marina Promenade are set up for both trade and the public to consume a wide variety of beers, plus food and entertainment.
July - Singapore Garden Festival
Asia's biggest flower and garden show, full of colour, creativity and floral beauty.
August - Hungry Ghost Festival
This annual Halloween-style festival is to appease malcontent ghosts by holding religious parades and burning paper 'sacrifices' at various locations.
September - Singapore Grand Prix
A carnival-like atmosphere graces this day of boat racing as crews sweat to make it down the Bedok Reservoir.
October - Deepavali
This vital Hindu 'Festival of Lights' features street décor, festive stalls, henna tattoos, colourful Indian clothing and spicy food.
November - Marina Bay Christmas Light-up
There's a different theme each year for the Christmas lights, which are best viewed by cruising down Orchard Road, perhaps by open-top bus.
December - Marathon Singapore
Full marathon, 10km, 10km wheelchair, 5km fun run and a kids' dash are on the agenda, from Orchard Road, across the city to finish at City Hall.