Guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore
Read on to find out the best Chinese New Year activities happening around town, which performances to catch and the top restaurants to book for your reunion dinner
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For Your Approval, Please
Taking its name from the hated catchphrase you'll find in work-related emails to the bosses, this exhibition highlights the various identities most of us have to wrangle with, be it at home or in the office. Local artist nicfoo’s exhibit features his self-coined 'storygraphs': the superimposition of one photo over another, which is then attached to a piece of original music by Clarence Chung.
SorryNotSorry Pool Party
Head over to Hi-So, the rooftop pool bar at Sofitel So Singapore, for a jammin' party. Watch the sun blaze and dance into the night with hip hop tunes all the way to melodic techno by acts like Oliver Osborne, JNR, Louis Mack, Tye West and Haan.
Gather the whole brood for this one – the iconic Chinese New Year event returns for its 30th edition with a nine-day festival. Apart from spectacular lantern displays, visitors can look forward to a performance of Journey to the West by the Song and Dance Theatre in Nanjing City, a showcase of traditional Chinese handicrafts, food stalls with local and regional delicacies, getai and xinyao shows, as well as an amusement park, which is home to arcade and carnival games, 3D animatronic dinosaur rides and more. On top of that, a pyrotechnic and fireworks display takes place nightly at 9pm (except for Chinese New Year's Eve, when it will take place at midnight).
Cut, Etch, Print
The exhibition showcases a series of artworks created through print-making techniques such as etching and drypoint. Artists featured include Ding Yi, Zhang Xiaogang and Liu Ye.
Mel & Gabrielle Ferdinands
Father-daughter duo Mel and Gabrielle Ferdinands will be playing their versions of classics by The Bee Gees, The Beatles and The Carpenters outside Esplanade.
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