The Chinese New Year is a major highlight in Singapore. Festivities start early in the city, attracting Singaporeans of various ethnic backgrounds and tourists from all over the world.
Multi-cultural Singaporeans are no strangers to red lanterns, new year hong-baos, and lion dances. Everybody wants a piece of prosperity in the new year. You don’t need to be a Chinese to know who the God of Fortune is.
At the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2013 Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony, Singaporeans from different ethnic backgrounds and visitors from all over the world gathered and soaked themselves in a sea of Chinese red and festive mood.
During the festival period, Chinatown will showcase an exciting, colorful and vibrant program over 53 days. With over 500 festival stalls, Chinatown Festival Bazaar and Festival Carnival will be the ideal one-stop destination for festive goodies shopping. There will also be nightly stage shows to promote the rich traditions of Lunar New Year and spread the festive cheer to all.