Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dragon boat

Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events

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  • Making and Wearing of Songkok


    The songkok is a traditional headgear worn by males, primarily in the Malay community, across the Malay/Indonesian archipelago to complete a customary attire, especially during formal occasions, and at social and religious events.

  • Making and Wearing of Baju Kurong

    baju kurong

    The baju kurong, loosely translated to mean “concealing dress” in Malay, is a traditional Malay costume that consists of a loose-fitting knee-length blouse, worn over a pair of pants (for men) or a long skirt (for women).

  • Eurasian Weddings

    eurasian wedding stamp

    Eurasian weddings are celebrated by members of the Eurasian community. Many Singapore Eurasians practise the Catholic faith, and the wedding rites for Eurasian couples are performed by the church.

  • Duan Wu Festival

    dragon boat

    Duan Wu Festival (端午节), also referred to as the “Dragon Boat Festival”, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

  • Hari Raya Puasa

    hari raya puasa

    Hari Raya Puasa, also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or day of Eid-Al-Fitr, is a major festival marking the end of Ramadan and celebrated by Muslims all over the world, including in Singapore.

  • Lion Dance

    lion dance

    Lion dance performances are a common sight in Singapore during Chinese New Year and other Chinese cultural and religious festivals, as they are believed to be bearers of good luck.

  • Deepavali


    Known as the “festival of lights”, the myths and origins of Deepavali differ among North and South Indians but celebrate a common theme of good over evil or light over darkness.

  • Hari Raya Haji

    hari raya haji

    Hari Raya Haji, also known as Aidiladha and alternatively spelt as Eid al-Adha or Eid Adha (Great Day of Sacrifice), is a festival observed by Muslims.

  • Chinese Weddings

    chinese wedding

    Chinese weddings are traditionally elaborate affairs, comprising numerous ceremonies and rituals that are rich in meaning and symbolism. Many of the customs embody blessings for a happy marriage and for bearing children. They also help to reinforce the ethnic identity of the participants, especially that of dialect groups since each group has its distinct wedding practices.

  • Malay Weddings

    Malay Weddings

    Malay weddings are festive and grand affairs that bring together family, friends, and neighbours.

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