The Chinese new year season is just around the corner! The festive stuff are launching just about now. Here are some of the ones we like. We will be updating this list so do check back often on things to do this Chinese New Year Season.
Check out Zodiac Display and enjoy a Festive Carnival
Enjoy lighted displays of the twelve Zodiacs and learn more about each Zodiac sign and take a peek at your fortune forecast for the year ahead. Kids can they can have a go on the Carousel and enjoy many other fun rides and games.
Where: Level 1 City Green (Outdoor Park) at City Square mall
$$$: Zodiac display is Free. Each Carnival coupon cost $4
Watch a Science Circus Show
Where: The Marquee, Science Centre Singapore
$$$: Show is free. Science Centre admission charges apply
Take a walk around China Town at night
There will be 88 illuminated lantern scuptures of horses galloping towards prosperity and countless gold coins suspended along the street. Pagoda, Smith, Trengganu and Sago Streets have loads of Chinese New Year stuff that absolutely fascinates the kids (and adults) We can spend hours window shopping and checking out the miniature dragon dance props, new year decorations and traditional decoration. There are plenty of goodies too. While some of the stuff are available all year, Chinese New Year have loads more to see.
When: Light up from 11 January – 28 February 2014 Street Bazaar 10 January 2014 – 30 January 2014 6.00am – 10.30pm (Daily)
Where: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Garden Bridge and inner streets of Chinatown. Street Bazaar is Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
River Hongbao – Enjoy the lights and events
Big Lanterns, Amusement Park, Exhibitions, and loads of programs such as Dragon dance performance, Puppet Shows and Martial Art performance . More on River Hongbao
When: 29 Jan 2014 – 8 Feb 2014, 12 pm-11:30am
Where: The float@Marina Bay
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.
Watch a show at Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts
Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts was introduced as one of three annual cultural festivals at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay celebrating Singapore’s multicultural heritage. There are free programs like puppet shows and also performances targeted at children. Find out more on Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts.
When: 6-16 of February 2014
Learn about Chinese Zodiac Animals
Check out our flash cards on the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
Learn the right terms to address relatives in Chinese
Check out our list on Chinese Terms for addressing relatives
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 on 10 and 11 of February 2013
When: 10 and 11 of February 2013