The Chinese New Year of 2020 falls on January 25th (Saturday), and the festival will last to February 8th, about 15 days in total. 2020 is a Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac.
Chinese New Year is one of the most significant holiday seasons in Singapore. Marking the first day of the year on the Chinese lunar calendar, the date fluctuates from year to year. The celebrations can last for two to three days, and they are colourful and abundant.
The public holiday lasts from January 24th to 30th, during which the New Year’s Eve on January 24th and the New Year’s Day on January 25th are the peak time of celebration.
Singapore somewhat transforms into a deserted town every year during Chinese New Year.
For those celebrating, it is an exuberant time to catch up with family and friends and enjoy festive treats.
1. Visit the Istana
Make your way to the Istana on the second day of the Chinese New Year (26 January 2020) from 8.30am to 6.00pm. It is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents.
2. *Hit one of the perfect picnic* spots
East Coast Park
West Coast Park
Pasir Ris Park
Jurong Lake Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Gather your friends and family for a whale of a time under the glorious sun, surrounded not by the usual crowds you’ll find in these places, but by just the picturesque scenery.
3. Stroll around Gardens by the Bay
Inspired by the Lunar New Year, the mythological story of the 12 zodiac animals is portrayed through a dazzling floral showcase at the Gardens by the Bay from 17 January to 23 February.
4.Unleash the kid in you at Universal Studios Singapore
Head down to Universal Studios Singapore to celebrate the auspicious day with an exciting lineup of activities.
5.Behold an underwater dragon dance at S.E.A. Aquarium
Watch divers put up an enthralling dragon dance performance underwater — that’s not something you get to see often. A dragon dance is known to drive away evil spirits and usher in good luck.
6.Join in the festivities at River Hongbao
A quintessential event that’s held annually, River Hongbao has become a deep-rooted tradition of ushering in the Chinese New Year in Singapore since 1987.
Wishing you all a very HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020