Huat To Do This Chinese New Year (That Aren’t Just Festive Fairs)

Fire up the festivities with these unique activities around town

Cover image: Courtesy of Sentosa

Looking for ideas on how to get into the festive mood for Chinese New Year? From family carnivals to fortune-telling, there are a myriad of events popping up around town to give the Year of the Rooster a grand welcome.

Here are six events to check out:

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Photo: Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Consultative Citizens’ Committee

Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar

When: Until 27 Jan, from 6pm

Stock up for your celebrations at the Festive Street Bazaar and Carnival, where 440 stalls are selling Chinese New Year-themed delicacies, traditional goodies, decorative items, costumes and more. Chinatown will also showcase its two-month long Street Light-Up (until 25 Feb) featuring handcrafted lanterns and interactive elements.

Help out the less fortunate and the eldery at the Chinatown Wishing Tree (until 27 Jan) at Chinatown Point. Each “Make a Wish” card costs $2 each and all proceeds will be donated to the Kreta Ayer Seniors’ Activity Centre.

There will also be a free Chinatown Walking Trail (21 & 22 Jan, 3.30pm – 5.00pm), where you can learn about Chinatown’s colourful past while taking in the celebrations. Pre-register at

Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street.

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