Five Ways To Celebrate Chinese New Year

Planning to stay in Singapore during the Chinese New Year break? has selected our top five family-friendly activities for you to enjoy with your children this February.
Five Ways To Celebrate Chinese New Year
By Carli Allan
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It's not long until the schools break up for a mid-term break from February 4-8. Are you looking for new and exciting ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with the family? We’ve rounded up some of the most fun and festive ways to usher in the Year of the Pig in Singapore…

River Hongbao

It’s become one of the largest and most anticipated Chinese New Year events in Singapore. River Hongbao 2019 is an eight-day extravaganza of fireworks, carnival rides, larger-than-life lanterns and a special bicentennial exhibition showcased in a heritage ship.
When: February 3-10, 2pm-11pm daily (until 1am on CNY Eve)
Where: The Float@Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue, Singapore

Gardens By The Bay

Enjoy a stroll through the Dahlia Dreams floral display at Gardens by the Bay, which returns once again to usher in a new year. Look out for rotating water wheels, and a 35-metre-long archway of red lanterns, and the Thousand Blooms arrangement of 500-1,500 flowers blooming from a single plant. And, to celebrate the Year of the Pig, see if you can spot sculptures of the animal amongst the flowers.
When: Daily, 9am-9pm until February 24
Where: Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore

Singapore’s Wildlife Parks

The Year of the Pig is being celebrated at all four of Singapore’s wildlife parks — Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park. You can discover the story of The Three Little Pigs by trotting along a self-guided story walk, get a glimpse into your future on a Zoo-diac Trail with zodiac predictions for the year ahead, watch the majestic lion dances, and enjoy a thrilling fire show at a festive Thumbuakar Performance.
When: Daily until February 19
Where: Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park


The Chinese New Year Countdown Party kickstarts the celebrations with a fireworks display on February 4. Also, the streets of Chinatown are illuminated by handmade lanterns of pigs, flowers and greetings, there is a festive street market serving traditional Chinese New Year treats, and you can watch nightly stage shows in the Kreat Ayer Square.
When: January 18-February 4
Where: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore,

Resorts World Sentosa

There’s a host of CNY celebrations at this popular tourist attraction. Dive into a Sea of Abundance at S.E.A Aquarium features an all-new underwater dragon dance, festive craft workshops, and fortune-filled activities. And at Universal Studios, children can join a mystical dragon dance through a park-wide trail and learn all about the tradition of Yu-Sheng in a fun, interactive Monster Lo Hei show with characters from Sesame Street.
When: 10am – 7pm, January 25 - February 19
Where: Resorts World Sentosa





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