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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