Friday, January 11, 2013

Singapore Celebrates Chinese New Year 2013 - PhotoHunt

PhotoHunt theme : Celebrate/City where I live

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We will be celebrating one of the longest and most important Chinese festivals in Singapore in a few weeks' time. Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, used to be one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year when I was a kid. :D

The streets of Chinatown comes alive in bright colours with gorgeous decorations during this festive season. There will be thrilling dragon and lion dance performances, a night bazaar hawking local goods and delicacies, stage shows and, of course, the ever-popular firecrackers and fireworks to usher in the Year of The Snake.

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There is the annual street light-up in Chinatown from 19 January to 11 March 2013. The official light-up ceremony is on 19 January 2013 and there will be performances by a variety of local and international artistes.

From 18 January to 9 February 2013, check out the festive street bazaar which allows one to shop at more than 500 stalls. You can pick up goodies such as waxed duck, barbecued sweet meats, cookies, fresh flowers, Chinese calligraphy prints, opera masks, and traditional new year decorations at the bazaar.

There are also entertaining nightly cultural performances at Kreta Ayer Square from 19 January to 9 February 2013, such as Chinese opera shows and the annual international lion dance competition on 26 and 27 January 2013 which will showcase top talents from around the region such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, China and the Philippines





23 comments:

  1. kids must be very excited about it but I will be very busy..

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    1. Young children are pretty excited to celebrate Chinese New Year but not for adults. I have to spend a fortune to shop for new stuff to celebrate a new year. :P

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  2. Chinese New Year = ang pows/hong bao! And just lost of "ang" or "hong" (red) in general... :D

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    1. Lots of red all around me now due to the coming CNY. But like the festive mood. :)

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  3. looks very festive there. I'm dreading the Chinese New Year celebrations because I often gain so much weight and my stubborn layers seem so hard to get rid of. Food is everywhere! Functions and gatherings with colleagues, family, and friends seem to be never ending.

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    1. Yes, 'dread' is the word for me. :P Have started on the spring cleaning and purchasing Chinese New Year hampers as gifts. Then there will be the shopping for new year goodies and new stuff.

      I hope the running around will make me lose weight.

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  4. Kids love Xmas get lots of gifts & presents, kids love CNY receive lots of ang pow. One more month to go starting from today 'chor yat' 1st moon of 12th lunar month.

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  5. Wonderful picture for the theme! As a part of our homeschooling, I am teaching Princess Belle about the Chinese New Year and celebrating it in our home!

    My post is up for today: http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.ca/2013/01/saturday-photohunt-celebrate-and-city.html

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  6. Oh no...the year of the snake...It might not be very good for me...I was born under the year of the "rat".

    Mine is up and the coffee is on.

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  7. Chinese New Year's festivities are always so colorful !

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  8. like the elegant orderly strings in yr first photo.

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  9. Its looks so festive and fun!!! I wish I could be there to celebrate too :) Here there will be some celebrations as well, but not on the same scale. Happy almost New Year ECL :)

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  10. Que interessante, parece ser uma festa muito colorida! Gosto de saber mais sobre outras culturas. Um abraço!

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  11. Great shots for the themes. I hope you have a happy new year ahead.

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  12. I remember the fireworks... now THAT is a celebration!
    I always celebrate when you join us for the PhotoHunt ~:-)
    Sandi

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  13. I love the food and festivities of Chinese New Year.I will miss it when our office moves further from Chinatown in Toronto later this year.

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  14. How fun and festive! A month-long celebration with lots of food and parties!

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  15. We've just finished a 5-day long weekend woo hoo, now looking forward to CNY hols! :)

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  16. I'm sure you must be busy preparing for the big celebration, have fun and don't work too hard! :)

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  17. Btw, yes I am such a slowpoke in updating my main blog lately but I have been updating my other blogs lol! See my mood mah.. which blog to update ha ha.. so feel free to visit me there as well if you're in need of a new posting from me kay? Happy Wednesday! :)

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