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Chinese New Year (China Town)

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Address: Crot | Trengganu | China Town, Singapore 39805, Singapore
Event dates:
8 Feb 2017
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! (May the New Year bring you fortune and good luck!) Prepare...

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (May the New Year bring you fortune and good luck!) Prepare yourself to be immersed in a sea of red and golden hues, as Singapore's Chinatown takes the lead in ushering in the traditional Chinese New Year! Witness the street markets coming to life with goodies such as decorative ornaments on sale; and be prepared to queue for hours for the yummy New Year snack 'bah kwa' (barbecued sliced pork). The crowds thicken by the day as the city counts down to the party – and it is the only time of the year that the authorities allow the use of firecrackers in Singapore. It's definitely worth the jostle to experience the festive flavour upfront, and the crowd favourite which has to be the unique New Year lanterns, which represent the animal zodiac of the Chinese New Year.

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Best place to spend time for shopping and you can easily reach from china town metro station Best to buy any items in addition to leisure area Easy to locate from green line and... read more

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Jothilingam E
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to spend time for shopping and you can easily reach from china town metro station Best to buy any items in addition to leisure area Easy to locate from green line and red line of MRT in Purple line of MRT

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky to be in Singapore for Chinese New Year then head to China town and take in the celebrations. Very colourful and everyone in a good mood.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

When with wife and Brother-in-law,to this great festivals shopping many goodie to buy and bargains. Many Souvenirs. Cookies; Decorative ;Sweet and dessert to buy especially Chinese cookies.There are are household item like Year of Rooster bed sheet; Pillow with Rooster designed .etc.A must for local & Tourist attractions. Attached photo

Thank Benny S
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

A visit to Chinatown was something we didn't do on our first visit to Singapore but on our second we did. How we regret not going the first time as well. Our main reason to visit was for the market which was cheaper than Bugis market and the food. Whilst food isn't cheap there are some excellent restaurants. Big tip... More 

Thank Keith L
Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Chinese New Year and the run-up to it are very important to the locals! Thus, the streets in Chinatown were decorated for the occasion. There was a special street market, Lion Dances and light-ups in the run-up. Then, in the afternoon of Chinese New Year's Eve, everything shut down and shops remained closed for several days.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Always thought that the best time to visit Chinatown is around the lunar new year when it would be beautifully decorated. Jan 28, 2017 marks the beginning of the lunar new year of the rooster and the Chinatown area is joyously lit and roosters and golden eggs abound. Beautiful light up especially at night.

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went to China town as part of our tour and it was amazing ...we had a great Chinese meal and went on a rickshaw ride down to the harbor then did a bum boat ride down the river ..what an amazing time we had

Thank Mary M
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

its the most clean chinatown ive been to, the best so far clean organize and friendly people, food and shopping is good

Thank bratty95
Drouin, Australia
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Best time to go is night time! Full of stalls, people and atmosphere! Had a great meal there and brought some inexpensive souvenirs. Yes, it is touristy, but hey....., it's fun. We were lucky enough to come across the People's Park Center, where they were celebrating "Autumn Festival" with a "concert", performances by singers, dancers and other entertainers, don't think... More 

Thank Carrolyn M
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Today I visited China town street stalls it was ok to me as didn't found any thing much there every stall was similar to another stall but good thing was they don't force u to buy from them if u just looking prices are as marked n was fairly reasonable.

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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