Since I checked out a bit of the festive atmosphere in town at Plaza Singapura, we also decided to check out a heartland mall – Ang Mo Kio Hub. There was Chinese New Year music playing all over. There was also a dancer from China who had a crowd gathered around her. I like impromptu events like these. The stores were selling Chinese New Year themed clothes and there was a particular Cheongsam I found rather pretty. The supermarket (NTUC) was packed with people pushing heavily laden trollies. There was just abundance everywhere. So many crates of everything. I was most impressed by the red paper cutting decorations. I find the traditional depiction of the zodiac animals and the snake this year so pretty.
NTUC has varied sized empty plastic containers with air proof tight red caps. It’s for people who make their own sweet treats like pineapple tarts and want to either sell it or give it to their relatives for the New Year.
The chicken stock for the reunion dinner at home which is usually steamboat.
Uniquely Singapore Chinese New Year with spicy crackers and other treats from various ethnic groups just have become simply local – there is no distinction anymore.
Gorgeous paper cuttings. Love how the zodiac animals are depicted. I think this would make a great gift for travellers to bring home.
Another unique gift idea. Cookies packaged in tins with the snake year theme.