Being a huge mix of various cultures, the art, music and dance forms of Singapore have developed into something very unique and distinct. Dance and music in Singapore are a mix of the art forms of various other forms. However, the art forms have their own identity and are unique from all the other influencing art forms.
Singapore has a huge advantage. Being located at a strategic location, it has become a hub for people of various south Asian countries to settle and make the country their home. Years of immigrations has resulted in a very distinct culture in the country which you can experience when you take up a Singapore tour package. One of the most prominent influences of these varied cultures can be found in the field of arts. If you visit some of the museums such as Asian civilizations museum, Peranakan museum, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore art museum, you can witness a kaleidoscope of exhibits that speak volumes about the multicultural character of the country.
The dance and music of the country have also been largely influenced by the mixed cultural influences of different settlers. The contemporary and traditional forms of dance rule the cultural circuits. Although Singapore has a short history of dance and music, the dance forms are very well developed and a true reflection of the cultural diversity of Singapore. Dance forms began to take root during Singapore's freedom struggle after World War II. As part of the struggle, a number of multicultural activities were launched and this went to become the foundation of Singapore dances and music. After Singapore got independence in 1959, ministry of culture was formed and in 1963, the National Theater was built. If you are a connoisseur of culture, this theatre should be an apt inclusion in your Singapore tour package. Singapore also hosted the first cultural festival of Southeast Asia.
Dance and music took strong roots in the culture of Singapore. In 1970s, People's Association Dance Company was set up and in 1978, Singapore hosted its National Dance Festival. There are a lot of places that you can visit as part of Singapore packages to see various dance forms of the country. Music is as well appreciated in Singapore as are its dance forms. During your visit to the country as part of Singapore tour package, you can include trips to cultural centers such as Singapore Dance Theater, Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Concert in the Park. These shows are extremely entertaining. Indian Carnatic and Hindustani music is regularly performed in many places. Several entertainment shows are also put up in Singapore hotels. You can have a leisurely dinner while watching these shows. The theater groups and Singapore hotels present some very entertaining cultural programs.
Some of the cultural festivals that are celebrated annually in Singapore are World of Music and Dance Festival, Singapore International Piano Festival and Mosaic Music Festival, to name a few. You can plan your Singapore packages to coincide with these festivals and have a musical time in Singapore. Besides these shows, Singapore hotels and cultural centers also organize comedy shows, pop music shows, opera performances, theatrical productions and cinemas for the entertainment of visitors. Singapore is an extremely beautiful place in terms of culture, arts, dance and music. When you choose Singapore packages, allot some time to experience these flavors of Singapore. The experience is going to be very memorable and naturally, highly enjoyable as well.