There was one time during Chinese New Year, many years ago when I came down with one of my sweetest friends. We practically had to hold on to each other otherwise we would have been swallowed in the crowd. That was because we were young and braved it on the eve of Chinese New Year where the excitement is at it’s peak. My friend also knew someone manning one of the stalls so that was really fun. Chinese New Year is still a week away, but the excitement levels were already high. Best time to visit Singapore and Chinatown. Just take the MRT and when you get off at the exit leading to Lucky Chinatown, you’ll be greeted by this awesome sight.
I want to try out this Sichuan restaurant one day. It looks popular.
The old shophouses gaily decorated.
Yellow paper pineapples.
Love the traditional lion decorations.
A stall selling Peranakan outfits.
There were many demonstrations going on like this one with the special hair clip that seem to make creating a fancy updo a cinch.
An adorable little one who seemed caught up in the excitement as well. So much to see.
The nearby temple wishing their fellow Singaporeans a happy lunar new year.
A pants demonstration. This lady was trying one after another.
A blurry shot, but just to give you a feel of the crowd. You just can’t stand still to take a photo. You have to keep moving, or get moved by the wave of people.
I like the dragons cute.
Probably not as tasty as the Glory ones. And definitely nowhere near the home made ones. But they are darn cheap.
I do love pumpkin.
And my family members love preserved pumpkin seeds.
At this point I gave up. Already had a blister on my foot and it was getting more humid and crowded. But it was a good night.