Deepavali

22nd October 2014,

Diwali (or Divali, Deepavali, the “festival of lights”) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period.

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What you need to know is, there are 11 public holidays in Singapore. They includes Chinese New Year (2-days), the Buddhist holiday of Vesak Day (1-day), the 2 Islamic holidays of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (1 Syawal) and Hari Raya Aidil Adha (10 Zulhijah), the Hindu holiday of Deepavali (1-day) and the 2 Christian holidays of Good Friday and Christmas Day (25 December). The secular holidays are New Year’s Day, Labour Day and National Day.

We celebrated Deepavali with an Idian family. It was very interesting and we learnt a lot about this new culture. During this event, they put candle everywhere and the women dress the famous sari.

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Deepavali at litlle India,

If you have time to go to lillte India during deepavali, you must go there. There are lot’s of decorations and animations during deepavali.

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Condominiums

04th October 2014,

Singapore is a very expensive city to rent an appartment or just a room. There are 2 types of appartment, condo and HDB. HDB is the local renting. For foreign people there is almost one possibility which is to rent a room in a condo (this include swimming pool, tennis court, gym center…). Apparently, you can also rent a room in an HDB, but not all of them. HDB are cheapert than condo and more local.

The rent for a room (master bedroom or single room) is almost the same as Paris prices. Depending on the district you choose you the gap can be very important.

Firstly, we rented a master bedroom near to bukit timah (~1300 SGD), but if you look near to Newton, Orchard and Doby Ghaut it’s much higher.

The best website to find a room is easyroomate.

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