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The best things to do in Singapore in January 2020

Kick off the new year with exciting events including Chinese New Year celebrations, art events and concerts

Chingay Parade
Photograph: Chingay Parade
By Time Out Singapore editors and Cam Khalid |

Stuck in the New Year-Chrimbo limbo? Don't sweat. It's out with the old and in with the new this January – and Singapore's seeing the spankin' new decade with 2020 vision and a kaleidoscope of colours and sounds.

The year kicks off with the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival featuring thought-provoking theatrics from around the world. Singapore Art Week also returns this month with a plethora of attention-grabbing hues and art installations. Then paint the town mandarin red as the city ushers in the Year of the Rat on January 25 and 26 (hello, long weekend) with exciting Chinese New Year celebrations. Get off your couch and start the new year right.

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Photograph: Chinatown Festivals
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Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinatown Point, Chinatown

This Chinese New Year, it’s out with the pig and in with the rat. New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street get dolled up with bright lights including sculptured lanterns of the zodiac animal. Get auspicious trinkets and traditional delicacies at the festive street bazaar, join in on song and dance performances and bask in all the celebrations.

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