Activities for Children in Singapore

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There are many activities that children can participate in either through their schools or through voluntary organisations such as the Australian and New Zealand Association

The football season kicks off in September along with many other outdoor sports. Rugby is gaining popularity both in schools and through private enterprises and clubs. Swimming is also very popular with a number of organisations promoting the sport, as well as school-run programs.

Holiday camps/activities

There are a number of activities arranged for children through the school holidays. Most of these are organised through clubs, such as the British Club and the American Club.

Some of the commercial sports companies also offer courses.

Festivals, Halloween and Christmas

There are many Festivals celebrated in Singapore. The following are especially aimed at children.

  • Chinese New Year: Every January or February it is a Chinese tradition to give out small red packets, called "hong bao" containing an even amount of money, in new notes, to the family's unmarried children as a gesture of good fortune. Red pieces of paper, bearing good wishes in Chinese calligraphy, are pasted on doors and walls
  • Mid-Autumn Festival: Held on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, also known as the Mooncake or Lantern Festival. Round "moon" cakes with a variety of sweet and savoury fillings appear in shops, and paper lanterns of all colours, shapes and sizes are sold. Lantern parties and competitions are held throughout the island
  • Deepavali: The Festival of Lights is an occasion of much rejoicing for Hindus and Sikhs and is very colourful. A trip to Little India/Serengoon Road is worthwhile. Deepavali is also an especially happy time for children, because of the social visits and sweet treats
  • Halloween: Popular amongst the expatriates who may receive a note through the door a few days before to warn them to be ready with sweets to distribute to scary children from the area on their "trick or treat" outing at nightfall
  • Christmas: Brings many things for children to see and enjoy, from the lights in Orchard Road and decorations, to fake snow displays, Christmas villages and pantomimes

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