Welcoming the Golden Ox at Chun Jie 2009
With Chinatown Chinese New Year celebrations, Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts, River Hongbao and Chingay 2009
Singapore will usher in the Chinese New Year with lots of festivities and cheer this Year of the Golden Ox.
Also known as Chun Jie or "Spring Festival", the Chinese New Year represents the start of the new Chinese lunar year. It is a great time for visitors to immerse themselves in the festivities and experience Singapore's rich cultural heritage, from shopping for traditional goodies to partaking in a Singaporean Chinese New Year tradition of tossing yusheng (raw fish salad) for prosperity.
The Chinatown Chinese New Year light up and celebrations will be held from 3 January to 15 February.Light-up ceremony
The highly anticipated Chinatown Chinese New Year light up and celebrations commences on 3 January, lasting through to 15 February. Chinatown's streets will be resplendent with the glow of the decorative lights and bustling with people shopping for festive goodies at the open-air bazaars. Visitors to the vicinity can enjoy cultural performances, lion dances and nightly stage shows, amongst other festive events and activities