Chinatown is all ready for Chinese New Year
31 Jan

Chinese New Year in Singapore – Welcoming the “Year of the Dog”!

Walking through China Town with your personal tour guide for Singapore, seeing the beautiful lanterns lined up – No doubt! Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is close!

Colourful processions, markets and the vibrant lions dancing to bring good luck and fortune are a fascinating sight on Singapore excursions.Lanterns in Chinatown Singapore

“Ang Pow” (red packets) with money is exchanged and you will see that the dominating colours are red to scare away the evil spirits and gold for prosperity!

Traditionally, on the eve of the new year families celebrate at home with a Reunion Dinner to share one of the most important meals of the year with their loved ones. Culinary delights like pineapple tarts, ‘lapis‘ or layered cake, crisp love letters, ‘kueh bangkit’  or coconut cookies and ‘bak kwa’ barbequed meat (mostly pork) are a one of the best food to try in Singapore for this time of the year.

The following days are spent visiting relatives, friends and temples to pray for blessings.

As this Chinese New Year falls on a weekend, it would be also a great time to travel and see how other places around the region are celebrating. For example, you could hop on an aeroplane and fly over to Hong Kong!

Our Hong Kong Team is having a special “Chinese New Year Firework Cruise” to watch the incredible 23 minutes firework display over Victoria Harbour with the amazing Hong Kong Skyline in the background! Limited spots available! Book HERE.

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