Roaring Lunar New Year Festivities in Singapore

Set your sights on a Lion City rendezvous this Lunar New Year break!   

Looks like cross-border Lunar New Year celebrations between families and friends in Malaysia and Singapore is back on the cards!

And yes, for those who were lucky enough to secure the highly coveted VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) tickets to the Lion City, here are perhaps some very tempting ideas on how you can usher in the Year of the Tiger in plenty of cross-causeway style…

The majestic centrepiece stands at 10.5m and comprises a harmonious family of tigers, with tiger cubs holding on to the ingots and gold coins that depicts the art of keeping fortune (守财) for better days

But first, get your social media strategy in order and bump up that travel content! The quick fix is to visit the tiger-themed street light-up at Singapore’s Chinatown is a great way to start. Flaunt off your new Chinese New Year #OOTD with the tiger-themed light-ups and festivities from Singapore that would make for the perfect backdrop!

Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Then, why not visit the Chinese New Year floral display Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay for a more floral-themed tiger-inspired backdrop? Here’s where visitors will witness the stunning River Hongbao lantern that takes centre stage in the flower field.

Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Dahlia’s Dreams Singapore’s Chinatown at Gardens by the Bay will be held from now till February 20. Purchase your tickets here.

But suppose the kids are fans of Kung Fu Panda? If that’s the case, then allow them the chance to meet Master Tigress and Po the Dragon Warrior from Kung Fu Panda at Universal Studios Singapore for that perfect Insta opportunity!

Stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and soak in all the auspiciousness around you with rows of beautiful cherry blossom wishing trees, gold ingots and unique zodiac banners to see what good fortune awaits you – a must-do every Lunar New Year. You can even master the Art of Making Tang Yuan at a heart-warming cooking session at StarBot Café there.

Learn how to make this festive delicacy from scratch and creatively mould them into auspicious and adorable designs, another opportunity to get some Insta-worthy shots of your handmade tang yuan!

The experience is available from now till February 13. To purchase your tickets, click here. To book your Tang Yuan Workshop available between February 1-6 and February 10-13, click here.

Image courtesy of Funan

Meanwhile, another must-visit is a mall-wide exhibit themed as Creative Intersections: In the Year of the Tiger. Curated by Chan + Hori Contemporary and part of Singapore Art Week 2022, this is currently taking place at the iconic Funan mall in Singapore’s Civic District. This exciting event delves into Singapore’s connection with tigers – the creatures inscribed in city state’s history and whispered about in mythology and folklore.

Available from now till February 13th, find out more by visiting their website.

Of course, all the above-mentioned exploration should work up an appetite…

Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng

Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng

So, book your table at the two-Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten that offers a range of eight auspicious-themed set menus that all come with a Yu Sheng platter, a must-have for any Lunar New Year celebration! Look forward to delectable goodies like abalone, bird’s nest, tiger prawns, and seasonal specials like Lotus Seed in Red Glutinous Rice Wine served with Golden Mantou, and specially handcrafted Poached Tiger Stripes Dumplings to mark the striped feline’s year.

There’s also girting treats like the Golden Pineapple Ingots with hand-grated pineapple jam baked in a buttery shell and the Four Treasure Mini Nian Gao wrapped in a crispy pastry to bring home! Discover more of Shisen Hanten’s festive offerings here.

Reaping Abundance Wealth Royale Luxe Abalone Treasure Poon Choi’ with 5 free ‘Prosperity Blessings

Another Michelin-starred festive dining experience is courtesy of Peony Jade Restaurant at the Keppel Club. Here’s where you’ll find some classic and modern Cantonese cuisine, ranging from dim sum feast to prosperity set menus, with awesome creations like the Gold Rush Prosperous Tiger Head-shaped “Lou Hei” Yu Sheng featuring Asian Lobster Carpaccio, or the Australia Whole 8-Abalone. To find out more view their website here.

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