auspicious festive ornaments for the Year of the Horse
After a Bak Kut Teh dinner, my friends and I joined the jostling crowds to shop for festive goods at the Chinese New Year Street Bazaar in Chinatown.
Although it was a weekday night, the bazaar was packed with shoppers who were busy checking out and buying festive snacks and new products.
The waxed meats stall was crowded with buyers. I have reduced our consumption of waxed meats for health reasons, so I didn't buy any this time. My friends spent quite a lot buying these delicacies.
My girlfriends believe displaying pussy willows during the new year would invite abundant luck and prosperity into the home.
The citrus fruit "huang jing guo" (literally translated into golden fruit) is believed to bring luck and prosperity for the new year too. :)
There were not many interesting stalls at the bazaar this year. Surprised to see wedding planners and
We were offered samples of food and drinks as we moved among the stalls. There were many varieties of melon seeds and peanuts, we had fun trying every one of them. :D
Bought some pickled fruits, melon seeds and pomelos, these are must-haves for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Last stop before we called it a night, we bought "nian gao" (sticky cakes) at the famous Chinese pastry shop Chop Tai Chong Kok, which dates back to 1935.
I also bought a chestnut cake (S$8) for the elders to try. It is a new product for the lunar new year. Hope they like it.
Chinatown Chinese New Year Festive Street Bazaar
10 January 2014 - 30 January 2014