The best Chinese New Year events in Singapore 2019

Usher in the Year of the Pig in style. Here are some of the best Chinese New Year events in Singapore
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By Time Out Singapore editors |
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Besides filling your bellies with delectable Chinese dishes from all those reunion dinners and visiting your relatives from every part of Singapore, fill your Chinese New Year calendar with more gorgeous sights and sounds, colourful parades, lion dances, illuminated lanterns and stunning fireworks displays to revel in all the glorious celebrations. Nothing like ringing in the Year of the Pig with the best Chinese New Year events in town – besides gleefully receiving red packets, of course.

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Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations

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This Chinese New Year, it’s out with the dog and in with the pig. New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street get dolled up with bright lights including sculptured lanterns of – you guessed it – adorable piggies. Get auspicious trinkets and traditional delicacies at the festive street bazaar, join in on song and dance performances and bask in all the celebrations. Pro tip: head to the carpark on level 6 of People's Park Centre for a bird's eye view of the family of pigs between Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. Visit chinatown.sg for the full list of programmes.

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Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

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With their 17th edition of Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites everyone on an art adventure of their choice. To celebrate the Chinese New Year with the community over the festive period, this year’s festival will scale the heights of artistic vision and create emphasis on community cohesion. With activities from theatre performances, to dance and music concerts, as well as celebrity meetings, you’ll be sure to start your new year on a high note! For more information on various programmes, visit esplanade.com.

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Dahlia Dreams

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Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome welcomes the New Year with its first floral display of 2019, Dahlia Dreams. Featuring a wide diversity of dahlias alongside other festive and auspicious blooms, stroll through a Chinese garden to admire the abundance of happiness and success the Year of the Pig has brought this year – try spotting the delightful sculptures of the animal scattered across the display!

The big CNY prep up

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