I am not afriad of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today~William Allen White

This is the first time I spent Chinese New Year (CNY) in Singapore and Chinatown is definitely filled with bright red colors and the mood is festive and boisterous leading up to the celebration.

the year of the dragon started off on a good sign, a rainbow over Chinatown

this is the year of the dragon, one of those really great signs within the zodiac

The Chinese character for "blessing"

lots of flowers and positive and happy blessings written on red scroll paper to ring in a new year

lots of sweets for many happy sweet moments for the new year

traditional snacks for guests who stop by to greet and wish each other a great year ahead

the temple in Chinatown is decorated and prepared for all worshippers to ring in a great year

candles are lit for blessings made

wishes are written on placard and become a part of the wishing tree

 

Comments on: "Chinese new year in Singapore" (2)

  1. So much color in such a beautiful city! :)

  2. I think ppl in Sin take it more seriously than in HK, so many shops are closed during CNY, and not just a day or two, some go go on for a week! I think it has to do with such a large percentage of workforce that are made up of foreigners.

    And this morning (Jan 28th) after a week passed of CNY, I got woken up to a loud orchstration of dragon dance and durms beating. I am ok with it if it’s a few minutes, OMG, hours, and now after lunch, I can still hear them! I think this is the first time I get annoyed with the dragon dance, OMG

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