SINGAPORE – Chinese New Year celebrations have made a full physical comeback after two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and are already poised to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, which begins on January 22nd.
Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Festival is back with street lights, food fairs, festival fairs, weekly stage shows and countdown parties.
The official street light-up will take place on January 3 at Kreta Ayer Square, with New Bridge Road, Yuh Tong Seng Street, South Bridge Road and, for the first time, Upper Cross lit up at night until February 19. . city.
Organized by the Chinatown Festival Committee and supported by the Crete Ayer Kim Seng Citizens Advisory Board, the festival is themed “Leap to the Year of the Prosperous Rabbit,” meaning a year of renewal, revival and vitality. to
A countdown party will be held on January 21 from 9pm to 1am at Crete Ayer Square.
The Chinatown Festive Fair will be held at Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Terengganu Street from January 1st to January 21st from 6pm to 10pm. Also during the same period, the Chinatown Food Fair will be held for the first time on Smith Street.
The Chinatown Business Association (CBA) will host a festival-themed weekend of workshops on January 7 at the Chinatown Visitor Center, including a Hong Bao lantern-making workshop.
CBA Executive Director Lim Yick Suan said: You can already feel the vibrancy as merchants prepare to welcome shoppers visiting Chinatown to pick up festive goodies and decorations. “
After two years of hybrid and digital editions, Chingay Parade 2023 will welcome spectators with a live showcase at the F1 Pit Building on February 3rd and 4th, with over 3,000 young people participating in performances and activities. .
An 18-meter high and 60-meter wide container art installation takes center stage. It consists of 28 shipping containers designed by the community to celebrate the fusion of Singapore’s different cultures.
At the Singapore Chinese Cultural Center (SCCC) at 1 Straits Boulevard, an art installation exhibition (Tu)gether was held in the roof garden featuring Chinese mythological characters Tu Zai (Rabbit), Nian Mei (CNY Dragon) CNY practice in Singapore is highlighted. ) and online (pineapple).
Created by local artists Fiona Coe and Warren Conn, the free exhibition runs daily from 10am to 10pm, now through March 31st.