It’s Chinese New Year just around the corner! This year’s Chinese New Year falls on Thursday 19 February 2015 Friday 20 February 2015 which makes it an extremely long week end for celebration! For those who are not too busy visiting, here are some ideas of things to do this festive season.
Take a walk around Chinatown at night
Lanterns and Lights! Shopping! New Year Goodies and decorations and flowers and crafts! Stage Performances. We suggest starting from Chinatown Mrt, cross the overhead bridge where you can see the lights below and start on walking along Pagoda Street. More on Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar
When: Light up from 31 January – 19 March 2015 7.00pm – 6.00am ((18 & 19 Feb 2015) 7.00pm – 2.00am (Friday & Saturday)
7.00pm – 12.00mn (Sunday – Thursday) . Street Bazaar 30 January – 18 February 2015 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily) , 6.00pm – 1.00am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Where: Light up at Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge. Street Bazaar at Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
River Hongbao – Enjoy the lights and events
Giant Lanterns, Carnival Rides and Games, Exhibitions, and loads of programs such as Dragon dance performance, Puppet Shows and Martial Art performance . More on River Hongbao
When: 17 – 28 Feb 2.00 -11pm
Where: The float@Marina Bay 20 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039805
$$$: Free Admission
Spring Carnival At The Park and Giant Goat Display
Exciting kiddy rides and fun games and pose with Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf displays as well as meet and greet with adorable cartoon characters Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf ( 喜羊羊与灰太狼). More on Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf
When: 16 January to 22 February, Carnival at Weekdays from 6pm to 10pm; Weekends & PH from 12pm to 10pm
Where: Level 1 City Green (Park) City Square Mall
- Singapore Philatelic Museum– Chinese New Year Open House!
- Singapore National Museum – Chinese New Year Open House!
- Watch how a lion head for lion dance is made and more
- Find out how Peranakans Celebrate Chinese New Year
Learn the right terms to address relatives in Chinese
Check out our list on Chinese Terms for addressing relatives
Learn about Chinese Zodiac Animals
Want to teach the kids about Chinese Zodiac Animals? Check out our flash cards on the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
Take a walk at Haw Paw Villa
Giant sculptures and statues of creatures and characters from Chinese Mythology, Famous scenes for literary works and the zodiac too. Check out our trip at Haw Paw Villa.
Check out the Museums
Many museums are offering free entry during the Chinese New Year period. All National Heritage Board (NHB) museums, including the Memories at Old Ford Factory, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Peranakan Museum, and Singapore Philatelic Museum
When: 19 and 20 Feb 2015