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Chinese New Year at Singapore

Jun 17, 2009  Trip to Singapore during the Chinese New Year
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List of 10 places to see and things to do in Singapore during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Singapore, Sentosa Island
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring
  • 1. China Town, Singapore

    A visit to China Town is a must during the Chinese New Year. The whole locality is resplendant with the ambience of the Chinese culture, be it the red colored lamps, the red envelopes ( Hong Bao), little souvenirs, linen, and delicacies. You can get a good bargain where most things would be available in sets of 3 for 10 SGD. A great place to collect nick knacks for the dear ones at home. Chinatown is closed on the New Year's day and a couple of days following it. The month before the new year's day is a good time to visit Chinatown.

  • 2. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
    Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore, Singapore

    This temple is located in Chinatown. There are nearly 1000 idols of Buddha in different sizes. One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples to see.

  • 3. Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple
    Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore, Singapore

    It is believed that if you pray with your heart in this temple and your wish is honest, your wish will come true.

  • 4. River Hong Bao Festival

    This is the main attraction of the Chinese New Year. On New Year's eve, the floating platform on Marina Bay is decorated and there are performances by artists from various fields. There is no charge to watching these performances. Go early to get a good seat. A great opportunity to know more about the Chinese Horoscope.

  • 5. Wild Wild Wet
    Wild Wild Wet, Singapore, Singapore

    With the tropical weather of Singapore, the Wild Wild Wet water park offers a great break from the heat. Splash in the Tsunami pool and if you are the adventurous kinds, do not miss the steep boat slide on the Water Slide.

  • 6. Sentosa Island
    Sentosa Island, Singapore

    Your Singapore visit cannot be complete without visiting Sentosa. Some of the attractions here are the Dolphin Lagoon, Underwater world,Luge and the Skyride, the 4D Cinemagix, the "Songs of the Sea" show, the cable car etc.

  • 7. G-MAX Reverse Bungy
    G-MAX Reverse Bungy, Singapore, Singapore

    If you are adventurous and the adrenalin rush excites you, the G-MAX Reverse Bungy is the thing for you. Even the bravest scream their lungs out when flung into the air against the gravity.

  • 8. Jurong Bird Park
    Jurong Bird Park, Singapore, Singapore

    If your are tired of the stunts of your local celebrities, here are some celebrities with a difference. These birds are truly rock stars and as one of them flies past making it right throuh the ring or counts to 100 in Chinese, or plays basketball, you will capture memories to cherish forever.

  • 9. Night Safari
    Night Safari, Singapore, Singapore

    Most people have visited the zoo sometime or the other but the night safari is a different experience. Greeted by the foot thumping tribal dances, your quiet sojourn into the serene forest environment during the late night hours will make you experience the animal world like never before.

  • 10. Bugis

    If you are looking for a combination of expensive mall shopping and the not so expensive street shopping, Bugis is the place for you. Check out the street market and if you care to splurge then the malls across the road have some great offers.