Songkran in Singapore

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If you’ve ever wanted to have a water fight in a shopping mall or a temple, this month may be your chance

First published on 30 Mar 2012. Updated on 9 Apr 2014.

Above: Golden Mile Complex in 2008

The Songkran festival, marking the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated on 13 to 15 Apr, with raucous parties and water fights happening at Thai centres around town. The Palelei Temple (49 Bedok Walk, 6443 3324, www.watpalelai.org) will hold a water sprinkling ceremony on Friday 13 Apr at 2.30pm, and more may pop up, if previous years are anything to go by.

List of participating venues:

7 Apr
2-5pm – National University of Singapore, Lecture Theatre F (LTF)

12-15 Apr
6pm onwards – Tawandang Microbrewery (Dempsey)

15 Apr
1-6pm – Golden Mile Complex (level 3)

28 Apr
6.30 onwards – Block 304 #01-1147, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1

29 Apr
3-6pm – Basketball Court next to Blk 224 Bukit Batok Central

For the less rowdy Buddhist ceremonies at temples, try these spots:

13 Apr
Palelai Temple, 49 Bedok Walk, Singapore 809907
Kancanarama Temple, 2 Lorong Ong Lye Off Upp Paya Lebar, Singapore 536358
Buddhasantidhamma Temple, 16 Koon Seng Road, Singapore 426966

15 Apr
Anandametyarama Temple, 50 B Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 1695454
Uttamayanamuni Temple, S/B 32 B Track 4 Choa Chu Kang Road, Singapore 689382

22 Apr
Sukathovararama Temple, 55 Lorong 4 Geyland, Singapore 399294

 

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