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Chinese New Year Singapore

Friday January 3 2014

Chinese New Year Singapore

Chinese New Year 2014 in Singapore is a city with the sights of red lanterns, the sounds of music and the smells of the many stalls that are set up with tasty treats. One of these areas is Chinatown, which is known for its night markets, street light-ups and decorations, is one of the main focal points for celebrations in Singapore. The best time to take in the atmosphere in Chinatown, is during one of the Chinatown Street Light-ups, when you will see fire eaters, lion dancers, and the female dance troupes that come to Kreta Ayer Square for nightly performances.

The main event of Chinese New Year is the Chingay Parade. Even though it is a parade, it is held the grounds of the Formula One Pit Building beside the waterfront Marina. Another event that is also popular during the Chinese New Year is the River Hongbao. This event is held in mid February a little closer to the end of Chinese New Year, when the area comes to life with more street performances, lanterns, shopping, games and of course the crowd favorite, the fireworks.

The yearly Huayi Festival is also happening in February and showcases both contemporary and traditional Chinese arts in many genres such as opera, theatre, and music; it also includes many visual performances by renowned Chinese artists from all parts of the world.