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Singapore’s Chinatown To Overflow With Abundance And Prosperity In Chinese New Year 2019

Revel in the rich culture and traditions of
Chinese New Year spanning performances, food and activities as a spectacular
street light-up illuminates the entire Chinatown

 

SINGAPORE
- Media OutReach - 23
November 2018 - To ring in the Year
of the Pig, Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng Citizens Consultative Committee invites all
Singaporeans and tourists to join in the festive celebrations at Singapore's Chinatown.
Themed "Celebration of Abundance and
Prosperity"
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next year's festival explodes with a line-up of exciting performances and a
plethora of festive delicacies for all to enjoy.

 

A vibrant and
innovative Piglet-themed light-up, conceptualised and designed by Singapore
University of Technology and Design (SUTD), will adorn the main streets of
Chinatown. The street light-up along South Bridge Road will see rows of
lanterns forming a giant "
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(Spring) and the auspicious Carp, a beautiful sight from an aerial view.


The popular
festive street bazaar, nightly stage shows, and the exhilarating lion dance
competition are some of the main highlights this year. The Chinese New Year
Countdown Party is also an activity not to be missed as we usher in the Lunar New
Year together.

 

The Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony
will kick start the Chinatown Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations on 19 January
2019, followed by continuous days of street light-up along Chinatown that will
last till 6 March 2019. Against a dynamic and hi-tech stage backdrop, visitors
can expect spectacular live performances with awe-inspiring visual effects comprising
skits, songs, and dance, acrobatic and martial arts performances put up by
performing troupes from Singapore and China.

 

With a wide
variety of street stalls operating from 18 January to 4 February 2019 at the
upcoming 2019's Festive Street Bazaar, visitors
can browse through a huge array of traditional Chinese New Year goodies from
mouth-watering delicacies like sweets, traditional cookies, waxed duck and
preserved fruit, to decorative items like potted plants, fresh flowers and even
festive clothing.

 

Those hunting
for high-spirited entertainment can catch the Chinatown Nightly Stage Shows at Kreta Ayer Square, a popular
gathering point for local Chinese communities and also home to the Buddha Tooth
Relic Temple and Museum. Rhythmic drumming and clashing of cymbals will lead
visitors to the Lion Dance Competition
on 26 January 2019 that will wow the crowd with heart-stopping displays of skillful
stunts and intricate maneouvers. This is a rare chance to witness the most
reputable and prolific troupes from Singapore and around Asia Pacific pit
themselves against one another to vie for the grand title of 'King of the
Lions'.

 

Some
other key highlights of this year's festival include:

  • Chinatown
    Chinese New Year Countdown Party
    on 4 February 2019, with appearances by local
    celebrities that will culminate in a rousing display of fireworks
  • Chinatown
    Walking Trail
    , a free expedition covering Kreta Ayer Road, Sago
    Street, Pagoda Street, and New Bridge Road
  • Chingay @
    Chinatown
    on 17 February 2019, the largest street performance
    and float parade in Asia will make an appearance on the 15th day of
    Chinese New Year


For
past festival photos, please download from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p1h51jbbvbmxwdg/AAB0QnZqgN4jY32vrbeGki8Na?dl=0


For
more information on these activities, members of the public can call Kreta Ayer
CC at +65 6222 3597 or email [email protected]

 

About Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative
Committee

The Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee plans,
leads and coordinates community activities for the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng
Constituency. It channels the needs and problems of the residents to the
Government and keeps them informed of the government's actions and policies. It
also raises funds for welfare aid to the needy, bursaries and scholarships for
deserving students and other community projects.

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