This year, Lunar New Year might be a little different as compared to previous years. Due to the COVID-19 situation, gatherings of more than 8 people are still not allowed, which means we will be missing large family gatherings over scrumptious meals catch-ups while munching delicious Lunar New Year snacks.
However, does this mean that this year’s Lunar New Year will be any worse than previous years? We highly doubt so. Read on to find out how you can have a special and memorable Lunar New Year with your loved ones this year! 😀
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If you do not already know, because of the COVID-19 situation, the Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar has been called off this year. However, Chinatown will be still decorated with 888 lanterns and also a 880m light-up of pomelos, blossom trees, and golden ingots, among others, to help everyone usher in Good Health, Prosperity and Happiness! So head down to Chinatown with your loved ones to take memorable wefies with the well decorated Chinatown to remember this very special Lunar New Year!
2. First Digital Chingay
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On 20 February 2021, 8pm to 9pm Singapore’s first ever digital Chingay Parade will be aired live on television and social media channels. More than 2000 performers and 150 organizations came together this year to prepare a new and refreshed digital program to elevate 2021 Chingay viewing experience. Some things to look out for sure is the use of unique Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) effects in a pole act performance, the traditional dragon dance routines, and a 100-lion dance performance! Click here for a real time countdown to Singapore’s first ever digital Chingay!
3. Wild Rice @ Funan
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From 19 February to 21 March 2021, you can celebrate Lunar New Year by catching a fun-filled play that is perfect to watch with your friends and family! Titled The Amazing Celestial Race, the play is all about the animals in the Heavenly Kingdom who are all set to race to the end. Be ready to watch how the characters fight and compete with each other to achieve the everlasting glory of becoming a legend. For more details, click here!
It is true that Lunar New Year will be a little different this year. Some familiar activities may not be possible, or will be going digital, but we can all still make Lunar New Year this year as memorable and fun as previous years!
Just remember to stay safe and practice safe distancing with others and always keep your masks on when needed! Wishing you a Happy Chinese “Niu” Year! 🐮