Flying Cape wishes you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year!
Chinatown is the place to head for Lunar New Year celebrations! The official light up and opening ceremony will be followed by 6 weeks of dazzling street lights and decorations at Chinatown. The light-up will feature handmade sculptured lanterns of Pigs, flowers and greetings so get your cameras ready peeps!
When: 20 January – 6 March 2019, 7:00pm – 2:00am (Friday & Saturday), 7:00pm – 12 midnight (Sunday – Thursday)
Where: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road
How much: Free!
There’s a 15-metre long dancing dragon waiting for you at Universal Studios Singapore – kids can follow this mighty beast along with their
NEW! Sesame Street friends present Monster Lo Hei (available from 1 February), a brand new interactive show which tells the story of the local Lo Hei tradition. This show will marry elements from the East and West for an informative and entertaining take on an evergreen Lunar New Year tradition.
When: 25 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where: Universal Studios, Resorts World Sentosa
How much: Tickets from $56 per child and $75 per adult
Over at S.E.A. Aquarium, your little sea monsters can look forward to the only underwater dragon dance in Singapore! This signature show stars an intricately-designed dragon swimming amongst 40,000 marine life and has been a staple in the aquarium for many years. Go on a treasure hunt trail around the aquarium and receive an abundance of blessings across eight stations, each featuring an iconic marine animal symbolising Longevity, Wealth, and Abundance and others.
When: 25 Jan – 19 Feb 2019
Where: S.E.A Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa
How much: Tickets from $26 per child and $36 per adult
Welcome the New Year at City Square Mall with the lion dance troupe as they perform their elaborate stunts to the majestic beats of the drums and cymbals.
When: 15 Feb 2019 at 4pm
Where: L1, City Square Mall Main Entrance
How much: Free!
Get excited for the Chingay parade, the annual largest street performance and float parade in Asia! The Chingay carnival takes place over three days from 15 to 17 February 2019, at the open space behind the Singapore Flyer. The area will turn into a whimsical Chingay wonderland with family-friendly activities, plus stunning Chingay performers and floats. On Sunday (17 February 2019), the F1 race track will turn into a huge adventure playground, plus there’s a movie under the stars at night, right on the F1 race track.
When: 15 to 17 Feb 2019, 3pm – 10pm
Where: open space behind the Singapore Flyer
How much: $28.50 – $50
Discover the wildest version of the Three Little Pigs and the “Big Bad” Wolf at our Story Walk! Celebrate Chinese New Year with our adorable Mini Pigs, Babirusa and Warthog at Singapore Zoo.
Don’t forget to meet their friends: Collared Peccary (River Safari), Red River Hog (Night Safari), and Cape Barren Goose “Pig Goose” (Jurong Bird Park). Bring your whole family for fun-filled festive activities! It’s the most aus-pig-cious way to start the Year of the Pig.
When: 5-19 Feb 2019
Where: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
How much: Individual park entrance fees apply.
Huayi Festival, Singapore’s annual Chinese Festival of the Arts, is back, complete with theatre, music, and lion dance performances plus kid-friendly shows and workshops (like learning Chinese dance for kids) too. The festival kicks off on the 15th February with a lively performance by ZingO, followed by Yiwei Athletic Association’s acrobatic lion dancers. There’s also a modern, Chinese adaptation of Hamlet by acclaimed director Li Liuyi, an opera in concert and something for the little ones – Child’s Play, The Story of the Banyan Tree. This show aimed at ages 6 to 11 is adapted from a classic local folklore, and is packed with hands-on activities and creative storytelling to teach children the importance of teamwork.
When: 15 – 24 Feb 2019
Where: The Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: various pricing
Stroll through a Chinese garden blooming with
Amidst a scenic landscape dotted with elegant pavilions, rotating water wheels, and a majestic 35-metre-long archway of red lanterns, take time to admire the spectacular dahlias – some with blooms as large as one’s face – along with other festive and auspicious plants like narcissus, cymbidium and chrysanthemum. Keep your eyes peeled for the exquisite “Thousand Blooms” chrysanthemum arrangements, which have been painstakingly cultivated over a period of at least one year to present the magnificent display of 500 to 1,500 flowers blooming from a single plant.
To celebrate the Year of the Pig, delightful sculptures of the animal can also be spotted in Gardens by the Bay’s first floral display of 2019.
When: 18 – 24 Feb 2019
Where: Flower Dome
How much: Admission charge to the conservatories applies.