Fire up the festivities with these unique activities around town
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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:
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 www.chinatownfestivals.sg.
Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street.