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Friday, January 23, 2015

Activities and Places to go this Lunar New Year (2015)

It's time to celebrate as we count down to the Year of the Goat! This year, the Lunar New Year holidays falls on a Thursday and Friday where we will enjoy a long weekend! Check out what's happening in town where you and your family can join in to welcome the Spring festival!

Chinatown Celebration

Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
31 January 2015 (6pm - 10pm) 
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Kick start the celebration in Chinatown with the Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony! Be entertained by live performances consisting of songs, dance, acrobatic and martial arts performed by Singapore and China performing troupes.

Street Light-Up
31 January - 19 March 2015
7pm - 6am (18 & 19 Feb 2015)
7pm - 2am (Friday & Saturday)
7pm - 12mn (Sunday - Thursday) 
New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge

The streets of Chinatown will be lighted up for a month. This year, it feature innovative Goat theme design conceptualised by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Festive Street Bazaar
30 January - 18 February 2015
6pm - 1030pm (Daily)
6pm - 1am (CNY eve)
Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street

If you like to check out the CNY goodies, home decorative items, potted plants or clothing, do not miss the festive street bazaar at Chinatown!

(Photo source: http://chinatownfestivals.sg/)


River Hong Bao 2015


17 - 28 February 2015 
2pm - 11pm daily 
2pm - 1am on CNY Eve with Countdown
Venue: The Float at Marina Bay
Free Admission

Fireworks Display
17 February 2015 - 8pm
18 February 2015 - 12midnight 

River Hongbao is back! As part of SG50 celebration, we will travel back in time to recollect the precious moments and traditions of Singapore's celebration of Lunar New Year over the past 50 years.

Antipate the largest lantern display ever, featuring SG50 Giant Mural Wall and also our Heritage Playgrounds! In addition, do not miss the breath-taking tightrope walking by Guinness World Record holders, Adili Wuxor and Abulaiti-Maijun where they will walk across The Float at Marina Bay for the first time!

For more information: http://www.riverhongbao.sg/
(Photo source: http://www.riverhongbao.sg/)

City Square Mall

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (喜羊羊与灰太狼)
7, 8, 14 and 15 February 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) : 2pm - 7pm
L1, Atrium

As we welcome the Year of the Goat, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (popular Chinese animated television series) will be making their appearances at City Square Mall to bring joy and fun this Lunar New Year! *Redeem a Meet & Greet pass 1 hour prior to each show with $50* spent. 50 passes per show, while stocks last.

Zodiac Fortune Forecase (Master Neo Zhen Jue)
14 February (Saturday) : 3pm - 6pm
L1, Atrium

Join well-known Feng Shui master as he reveals the fortunes for the 12 zodiac signs for 2015.

Spring Carnival & Giant Pleasant Goat Display
16 January - 22 February (City Green Park)
Carnival: 6pm - 10pm (weekdays), 12pm - 10pm (weekends & PH)

Enjoy the games and rides at City Square outdoor carnival and pose with 2 Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf display.

(Photo source: http://citysquaremall.com.sg/displays/pdf/cny_poster.pdf)

Gardens by the Bay

Asian Tales Floral Display
16 January - 8 March 2015 : 9am - 9pm
Flower Dome
Admission charges applies


This Spring, beautiful Dahlia flowers have bloom with crafted goats grazing in the flower field at Gardens by the Bay! Nice place where you can enjoy lots of photo shoot with your family within the Flower Dome.

For more information: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/the-gardens/whats-on/calendar-of-event/spring-surprise-details.html

Check out our experience during our recent visit :)
(Photo source: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/the-gardens/whats-on/calendar-of-event/spring-surprise-details.html)

Chingay 2015
27 - 28 February 2015 : 8am (Pre-parade: 7pm)
F1 Pit Building (Next Singapore Flyer)
Ticketing Applies


In celebration of SG50, Chingay 2015, themed "We love SG" will be the grandest parade in Chingay history!


OPEN HOUSE

National Museum Singapore Open House

19 and 20 February 2015 : 10am - 6pm

Free Entry

NMS will be opening its door to the public with free entry to all galleries from 10am.

Singapore Philatelic Museum

19 and 20 February 2015 : 930am - 7pm

Free Entry

Usher in the Chinese New Year with fun activities and new exhibitions!
Click link for more details

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

19  February and 5 March 2015 : 10am - 5pm

Free Entry

An array of activities, cultural demonstrations and craft workshops have been lined up over the 15 days of Lunar New Year. 

Click link for more details.

Istana Open House
20 February

The Istana grounds is open to the public on the 2nd day of CNY. Admission is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Other visitors are required to pay an entrance free of $1 per person. Opening hours are usually from 830am to 6pm.


CELEBRATION @ HEARTLANDS

AMK Hub
16 January - 1 March 2015
L1 Main Entrance
Read your fortune for 2015 on an elegant rotating Chinese lantern.

24 January - 22 February (Saturday & Sunday)
Groovy Tomatoes - 1pm
Hip Hop Lions - 4pm
Prosperity (Fu Lu Shou) - 7pm

For more information: http://amkhub.com.sg/happenings/events.php


Downtown East
7 - 8 February 2015, 3 - 6pm
Event Square

3 - 430pm - Personal Readings by Consultants
445 - 6pm - Talk on 12 Zodiac forecast & Home Feng Shui Tips

For more information: http://www.downtowneast.com.sg/events/usher_in_an_auspicious_year_of_the_goat#.VMJjBUeUdQc

Frasers Centrepoint Malls

Chinese New Year 2015 Zodiac Readings
16 January - 18 February 2015

Chinese New Year Fairs

Other fringe activities include Craft Workshops, Festive Performances, appearances from Mediacorp DJs, Lion dances and more!
For more information: http://www.fraserscentrepointmalls.com/blog.php?CategoryID=580

(Photo source: http://www.fraserscentrepointmalls.com/)

Star Vista

CNY Bazaar :16 January - 17 February 2015
Festive Musical Performances : 2 - 17 February 2015
God of Fortune Walkabout : 7, 8, 14 & 15 February 2015

For more information: http://www.thestarvista.com/en/happenings/?promoid=malls.sg.the-star-vista.cny-2015
(Photo source: http://www.thestarvista.com)

West Coast Plaza

Indulge in a series of festive events including zodiac readings, Shaolin Master performances, modern chinese orchestra, oriental craft workshops and more.

For more information: http://www.westcoastplaza.com.sg/home/index.aspx?key=promotions-joy-of-spring

West Mall

Festive Goodies Fair : 2 - 15 February
95.8FM CNY Fortune Goodie Bag : 7 February, 3pm
Chinese Cultural Performances : 6 - 15 February

Don't miss the God of Fortune and Prospertiy Pandas roving around the mall spreading joy and good luck. Catch Lion and Dragon dance performances throughout the spring festival.

For more information: http://www.westmall.com.sg/happening.html



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