Singapore is known for its elaborate festivals, and the Chinese New Year in one of them. This article discusses, in brief, the unrestrained merrymaking of this revered fest that sets travellers on a quest for cheap air tickets aboard flights landing in the island.
This one is for all who wish to experience the Chinese cultural charm at its best! Starting January 31st, the eagerly-awaited Chinese New Year 2015 is all set to draw tourists from far and wide into the realm of Chinese celebrations in Singapore.
Coalescing rich traditions with modernistic fuses, Chinese New Year is considered one of the most celebrated fests in Singapore calendar, being observed by people from virtually all walks of life. From the capacious streets of Chinatown, blazed by vibrant lights and decorations, to the grooving performances by various talented artists and mouth-watering Chinese cuisines that can satiate any gastronomic desire, this spectacular carnival boasts all this and much more that make tickets onboard Singapore flights sell like hot cakes, during the winters. Let’s take a look at some noteworthy offerings of this mega event!
The Spellbinding Light-up and Opening Ceremony
Like the various other events and celebrations during this fest, its opening ceremony spells vibrancy and vigour that leave on a spectator’s mind an indelible imprint. Enjoy fascinating live performances, songs, dance shows, acrobatic competitions as well as enthralling martial arts performed on a dynamic, hi-tech stage! The spectacular staging visual effects also make for a unique experience, well-worth the money spent on entry tickets. In 2015, the opening ceremony will be held at the New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street, on 31st January.
Chinatown Walking Trail
Undoubtedly, Chinatown is one of the most coveted cultural enclaves in Singapore. There are numerous sites, with enigmatic heritage appeal, which make the region an enduring venue for culture-enthusiasts who have spent on air tickets aboard flights landing in the island. With a free walking trail that is being offered during the Lunar New Year, people have an opportunity to discover Chinatown’s strong heritage, along with experiencing the sheer joy and prosperity of the fest. The trail covers various locales at Kreta Ayer Road, Sago Street, Pagoda Street and New Bridge Road. It is free to all, with registration being made on first-come-first-serve basis.
Nightly Stage Shows
During the carnival, the history and culture of Chinatown is brought alive with vivacious and energetic nightly performances by local entertainers and Chinese troupes at Kreta Ayer Square. From rhythmic beat of drums to enthralling dance performances, these awesome shows are sure to evoke a sense of awe in all those buying entry tickets. Visiting the nearby Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum just adds to one’s cultural experience in Singapore and promises the maximum bang for the money invested on flights and holiday deals.
Festive Street Bazaars
Apart from the stimulating performances, the Chinese New Year is a great opportunity to feast on a variety of mouth-watering cuisines at the brightly lit stalls in Chinatown. Enjoy traditional meals like dumplings and the fish on the reunion dinner, which is believed to bring good luck for the coming year. Gratifying shopping for authentic handicrafts, Chinese jewellery and other souvenirs is also a tempting aspect for people to visit these festive markets after disembarking their flights in Singapore.