For a period of seven weeks the Chinese community in Singapore celebrates with the biggest party of the year. This is the occasion of the Chinese New Year which is a time for togetherness, prayers, and of course shopping, dining and partying.
Visiting Singapore during this time is an exciting way of experiencing the most authentic local experiences. It is a great place to bring your family as well.
The celebrations kick off in the ethnic enclave of Chinatown, by the Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. The celebration transforms the island into a magical land of lanterns, with performance artists and street stalls to visit. The celebrations extend up to the Marina Bay.
A few notable events of the season would be the Festive Street Bazaar, the Steet Light Up, Nightly Stage Shows and Hong Bao, the Singapore River. All of these places will be completely lit up with traditional lanterns and mesmerizing street lights while the performers liven up the streets.
This year, 2019, the Singapore University of Technology and Design constructed a piglet theme light-up for the ‘Year of the Pig.’ The opening ceremony took place on January 19th and the light-up will still be in place until the 6th of March.
Visiting during this team of year will ensure you get to experience the Bazaar shopping along with exotic dining. The Singapore River Hong Bao Carnival is certainly a must see in one’s lifetime. Apart from all of this, there is just so much more to do. You can get your name done in chinese calligraphy or get a zodiac reading. You can explore the street food and find talented performers from all across the globe.
If you really want to experience the thrill of a chinese celebration, this is the right time and place.