Tag Archives: Chinese New Year

The Goat Year & Hinamatsuri at Liang Court

I think my favourite place where I experience the Goat Year festivities is Liang Court.  I just think they do things so well and I guess I am a Japanophile? Hinamatsuri is Doll’s Day or Girl’s Day and is celebrated each … Continue reading

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CNY2015: Chinese New Year Atmosphere at Great World City

Again, lovely decorations. Saw people in a frenzy – a woman with her facial mask still on, rushing to get last minute new year stuff. Had a meal at Crystal Jade La Mian (not so fantastic – perhaps the better … Continue reading

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CNY2015: Toa Payoh HDB Hub

A festive atmosphere at one of the oldest estates.

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CNY2015: 313 Somerset

Classy decorations at Somerset 313. Found the draping of the long red cloth rather elegant.

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CNY2015: Parkway Parade

Interesting window displays and a creative take on the word for goat (which really looks like a goat as Chinese is a pictographic language). The promotional poster at Parkway Parade looked interesting too.

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CNY2015: Lucky Bamboo at Ikea

The plants at Ikea are pretty attractive especially what they have brought in for Chinese New Year.

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CNY2015: Paragon

Saw some of the prettiest decorations and Chinese themed art sold here. Couldn’t help admiring the antique looking horse and the blue ox.

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CNY2015: VIvoCity Bazaar

If you want the festive feel, but want to avoid the heat and really crazy crowds at Chinatown, the VivoCity bazaar might be a good option. Some cute goat themed stuff to be found too.

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CNY2015: Firecrackers at Pan Pacific Hotel

I found the decorations at Pan Pacific Hotel very pretty and the photo I took doesn’t do it justice.

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CNY2015: Coffeebean Orange Cheesecake

The special orange cheesecake at Coffeebean was very good and I’m not even a fan of cheesecake (prefer butter cakes with icing or the kind of Sara Lee type chocolate fudge cake you can only find in the US).

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CNY2015: Bikini Clad Goat Herder at Plaza Singapura?

The Marks & Spenser window display makes you turn your head so it’s pretty effective marketing.

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Chinese New Year in Singapore 2015

Decided to put all my Chinese New Year, year of the goat posts in one post starting with the oldest one: The Goats are Out in Chinatown Happy Goat Buns at BreadTalk Creative Goat Display for Chinese New Year Another … Continue reading

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CNY2015: Bazaar & Goats at Takashimaya (Ngee Ann City)

I refer to Ngee Ann City as Takashimaya although the department store is only part of it. Just for ease of reference. You can truly feel the Chinese New Year buzz here with their yearly bazaar at the basement atrium. … Continue reading

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CNY2015: Wisma Atria

If you want to feel the festive cheer walk through Wisma Atria. Snapped at some of the more interesting window displays we saw at Wisma.

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Chinese New Year Goodies at Ang Mo Kio Hub’s NTUC

Among all these the one that tempts me the most are the pineapple tarts by Glory, although I think my aunt makes far superior melt in your mouth tarts.

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CNY 2015: Cartoon Like Sheep at Star Vista

It’s the year of the goat sheep or ram, but it seems like most stores prefer the cute cuddly sheep. I thought the decorations at Star Vista were rather unique and charming. Toy soldiers at Christmas have been changed into … Continue reading

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Walking Through the Bazaar at Chinatown

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, walking through the Chinatown bazaar pre Chinese New Year is a rather fun activity.  Spotted more goat themed decorations.  

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CNY2015: Another Visit to Chinatown

Wanted to see if more decorations were up so we headed to Chinatown. This time there were lucky coins in the air and the best view was from the overhead bridge. I also loved how the traditional lanterns strung up … Continue reading

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Creative Goat Display for Chinese New Year

The most creative window display for the year of the goat so far. Loved the display at Marks and Spensers at Vivo City.

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Sights at Singapore’s Chinatown

It’s nice to walk around Chinatown especially before the Chinese New Year period.

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Chinese New Year 2015: Giant Supermarket at Paya Lebar Square

First sightings of supermarkets stocking up for Chinese New Year. I’m always attracted to the intricate red paper cuttings.

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Filming of Croissant Commercial in Chinatown?

The mine and the actress were brilliant and caught the eye of everyone in Chinatown at that time. My partner thought he saw a Delifrance logo, so is this a pastry commercial for Chinese New Year? We are very curious. … Continue reading

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