IF IT’S CHINESE NEW YEAR WE’RE CELEBRATING WHY AREN’T WE CELEBRATING IT IN CHINA?
It’s true that some of the biggest, loudest and longest Chinese New Year celebrations happen in China, but with these come the crowds. The family focus on Chinese New Year in China sees the world’s largest human migration surging towards Beijing, creating deadlocked human traffic jams, which kind of take the fun out of the festival.
SO SINGAPORE WILL GIVE US THE SPACE TO ENJOY OURSELVES?
Don’t expect empty streets – partygoers pile into Singapore to join in the extraordinary mix of old and new traditional celebrations. The Chingay Parade is the largest street and float parade in all of Asia, with dancing dragons, stilt walkers, acrobats and lion walkers. At the River Hongbao you’ll see traditional song and dance performances and a release of giant lanterns.
TELL US THERE ARE FIREWORKS? THERE’S GOT TO BE FIREWORKS.
No Chinese New Year celebration is complete without a totally over-the-top fireworks display and Singapore certainly turns on the pyrotechnics. Expect a blinding display that turns night into a colourful day.