The first Singapore Festival will take place in Ly Thai To Park in downtown Hanoi on March 23-24, part of the city-state's efforts to boost its people-to-people diplomacy.
On this occasion, visitors will have a chance to take a photo of famous destinations of Singapore, including Chinatown, Little India, Malaysian street Kampong Glam to be recreated on the site.
First-ever Singapore Festival to be held in Hanoi. Photo: hanoitv
The event is organized by the Singapore Tourism Board in coordination with the Singaporean embassy in Vietnam and the Hanoi People’s Committee. The festival aims to introduce to Hanoians the image of the neighboring nation and the Singaporeans.
In addition, they will be treated to the Rainbow Connection, first showcased in Singapore at the I Light Singapore 2019 exhibition, considered Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival.
In addition, top Singaporean artists and DJs will also present traditional songs and dance as well as modern music performances. Vietnamese pop singers Duc Phuc and Duong Edward will join them.
The festival will also introduce several fashion collections of designers from Design Orchard, a retail space for local fashion brands in Singapore. The occasion also features a catwalk show of kebaya, traditional costume of the women of Peranakan.
Families with young children are bound to have a great time at the Rubberband Land recreational area, where they can join a contest of assembling toys into miniatures of Singapore.
On the sidelines of event, the Singapore Tourism Board will hold a buffet at a Hanoi hotel on March 22, serving special dishes from famous Singaporean restaurants and chef Hawker Chan, who has received a Michelin star for his fried chicken rice.
Singaporean Ambassador to Vietnam Catherine Wong Siow Ping said that the festival is the best chance to expand cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Singapore.