A sea of lanterns adorns the Sentosa Beach and Merlion Plazas as the self-proclaimed ‘State of Fun’ gets into the mood for CNY. There are a number of performances, including those by the Northern Lion Dance troupe and the LED Dragon Dance Troupe, which jazzes things up by introducing lights to their costumes. Dotted around the plazas are caricature artists, fortune tellers and a gigantic God of Fortune.
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Enjoy a range of activities, from the Festival Street Bazaar to a walking trail that takes participants on a journey through Chinatown’s history. There’s a mass reunion dinner for the underprivileged on February 15 at the Kreta Ayer Community Club and Singapore National Wushu Federation ($10), and nightly shows of music and dance at Kreta Ayer Square until February 18. All these festivities culminate in a countdown party at New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street, where local celebs ring in the Lunar New Year with games and fireworks.
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