A Guide To Chinese New Year In Singapore

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Lunar New Year in Singapore is a grand festivity. It marks the beginning of the new traditional Chinese calendar and is one of, if not the most major event here. The entire city is decorated with a hue of bright red alongside festive lights and decorations to usher in the year of the rat. Celebrations commence 25th January onward and last for 15 days.  Be sure to be graced with festive tunes, sumptuous delicacies, stunning fireworks displays, a myriad of lion dance troupe performances across the islands and more. Here are some places and ways you can bask in the festive atmosphere and soak up all the prosperity of the Chinese New Year.


Chinese New Year Celebrations 


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Celebrations in Chinatown occur from 4th January till 22nd February. The entire precinct will be filled with decorations and a wide array of activities and performances ranging from the opening ceremony, countdown party, festive street bazaar, nightly stage shows and lion dance competitions, etc. Immerse in Chinese culture and traditions as you experience the most of Chinese New Year along the streets of Chinatown.


Spring Surprise at Gardens By The Bay


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For the first time ever, usher in the Year of Metal Rat with a golden pyro dragon dance alongside various festive activities at Gardens by the Bay. Learn about and watch ‘The Story of Nian’ – a traditional Chinese folktale unfold through music, puppetry, and drama. Look forward to thrilling acrobatic stunts by a lion dance troupe, music performances by local ensembles, shadow puppet shows telling the story of the Chinese zodiac, meet-and-greet sessions with the God of Fortune, a festive bazaar and more.


River Hong Bao 2020 


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Kickstart the Lunar New Year with a bang at one of the most anticipated event annually. River Hong Bao 2020 features special choreographed fireworks that will light up the skies spectacularly. Indulge in interactive exhibits as well as majestic lantern displays alongside fringe activities, games and performances.


Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year

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Celebrate Chinese New Year at Universal Studios Singapore with a lineup of auspicious activities with a mystical dragon dance on an exciting park-wide trail. Meet and greet your favourite USS characters, dressed in their New Year get-up to usher in the festivities with your family. You also get to enjoy the many thrilling rides, shows and attractions that will keep you thoroughly entertained.


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