Thursday, January 16, 2014

Galloping To Prosperity - Chinatown Light Up 2014

 Chinatown Light Up 2014

Together with a few friends, my husband and I went to Chinatown to see the Chinatown Chinese New Year light up which was officiated by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

We couldn't help snapping photo after photo of the beautiful lanterns.

176 horse-shaped lanterns, set among 2,000 giant ancient coins, will usher in the Chinese Year of the Horse. Stretching some 280m within Chinatown and taking 15,000 man hours to put together, they are the creation of 55 master craftsmen.


Chinese Year of Horse begins on 31 January 2014.

2014 is the Year of Wooden Horse. Wood is related to tree or green. Therefore, 2014 is also called Year of Green Horse.

Galloping to Prosperity  

Symbols of high-rank, outstanding, noble and leadership, the Dragon and Horse are auspicious to Chinese. Our elders said the best flyer in the sky is Dragon and the best runner on the ground is Horse. :)

Too many people are predicting that 2014 is going to be a tempestuous year, we just have to prepare for a thrill ride ahead.




  1. I was in Singapore running the Run For Your Life... Just missed the lighting up event last weekend @ ChinaTown.

    1. The Run For Your Life event sounds fun. You should have stayed another night. Happy running and have a glorious 2014!

  2. I was there in the afternoon, didn't know you are there, if not, can arrange to meet...

    1. Good idea! Let's exchange contacts and we can arrange for tea or a meal. :)

  3. That must have been so beautiful ! So now we have the year of the Horse, I hope it's a good horse !