Lunar New Year in Singapore has always been celebrated in grandeur. It marks the start of the new traditional Chinese calendar and a time for families to be together. Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12, 2021, beginning a year of the Ox.
This year, amidst the pandemic, it has to be celebrated differently due to restrictions and safe distancing measures. Households can only welcome 8 visitors a day and limit visiting to only two households. However, there are still many ways you can bask in the festivities as a family. We share some places you can visit to usher in the new year.
Chinatown Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown starts from January 23 to March 12, the streets along Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road are decorated with lanterns and ornaments that symbolises the prosperity, fortune and good health for the new year! Ushering in the year of the ox is a bright majestic oxen centrepiece which is the key highlight amongst the other street lights.
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From January 15 to February 21, bask in the the prosperous nature at gardens by the bay with popular floral displays and a myriad of 1400 dahlias amongst other auspicious plants. Visit the red lantern globe and admire this traditional architecture as it symbolises the wish for a bright future. Also, did you know that the Chinese believe that while red is a symbol of happiness, gold is a symbol of wealth?
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Usher in the Chinese New Year at Universal Studios Singapore with festive-themed characters that you can grab a photo opportunity with. Apart from the thrilling rides, you can also catch the dragon soaring and enjoy its majestic performance. Treat yourself to some festive bites available around the park to sum up your day of adventure and fun!
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021
Image Source: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial HallCelebrate the Year of the Ox at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021. Bask in festive installations, red packet giveaways, and drum and lion dance from February 1 -21! Little ones get to participate in craft activities, and the family will have plenty of wonderful photo opportunities at this admission-free festival!