Chinese New Year 2012: Takashimaya & Ngee Ann City

This little pink dancing lion was just the sweetest thing.

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Kids can stage their own lion dance performance a bit like the puppeteer show in ‘The Sound of Music’.

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And very expensive gold plated dragons. I think the price tag indicated above a thousand Singapore dollars.

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The window display at British India.

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A more interesting one at the branded rubber slipper store. Always felt that it’s the same quality as the ones we used to get for a few dollars at the market. You just pay more for the colours.

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But the main attraction here is the annual Chinese New Year Food Fair at the basement, just outside the Takashimaya Food Hall.

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Many of the stall were selling cookies right out of the oven and I think that’s a great idea.

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Pretty Japanese candies.

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Nothing unique about these mandarin oranges, but I liked the pink box.

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More freshly made CNY goodies.

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The stalls at the very end selling decorations and ang pow packets.

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I am not really into these layered cakes although some of my family members are big fans.

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The word fish sounds like abundance so that’s why it’s considered lucky and good to have as part of the decorations.

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Cloth CNY Cards.

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Unique cloth ang pow packets that cost a whopping S$6 each.

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Cloth cuttings.

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I thought the goat was the prettiest zodiac sign. You can stick these on your door for instance.

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2 Responses to Chinese New Year 2012: Takashimaya & Ngee Ann City

  1. 365days2play says:

    Looks like you’ve been going around Singapore to take in the sights! Wish I had more time to do so but my baking classes keep me on my feet all day that I don’t want to stand/walk more after lessons.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I can totally understand. Being on your feet all day must be tiring. I always need to sit every chance I get. I am pretty lazy 😉

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