Tag Archives: CNY2013

New Things I Spotted at ION

Saw plenty of new things at ION, including the American equivalent of Franc Franc and Ikea – Crate and Barrel. The gourmet supermarket Jasons has opened here too. The food court has been revamped as well. But alas, my favourite … Continue reading

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River Hongbao 2013: Sticky & Hot at the Floating Platform

It’s like a tradition of ours to check out the Chinese New Year display at the Marina Bay Floating Platform near the Esplanade. Last year it was scorching hot and even though it’s been raining it was still super hot … Continue reading

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CNY2013: Chinese New Year Decorations at Nex

Was very impressed by the cute zodiac lantern animals. There were boards with fortunes for the snake year too.   I don’t believe in this kind of thing but it’s fun to read sometimes. Quite an attractive display of cranes … Continue reading

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CNY2013: My Village has the Prettiest Chinese New Year Decorations

I just love the pink flowers and the sparkly lights. This mall always has a bit of class. I think the fact that it is owned by two brothers (twins I believe) and not a huge corporation makes a huge … Continue reading

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CNY2013: I Could Not Take the Scorching Heat at Chinatown

The blinding glare of the sun and the heat combined to give me a splitting headache, but the abundance of light made for great photos. I was wondering how the tourists from cold climates could bear this. I must prefer … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year at Johor Bahru (JB) Malaysia

I was impressed by the decorations at City Square JB. Especially the huge zodiac installation with paper cutting illustrations of the animals. I find the traditional paper cutting depictions the most pretty. I’m sure many Singaporeans come here to buy … Continue reading

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CNY2013: Chinese New Year Fair at Takashimaya

We had to check out the yearly Bazaar just outside Takashimaya where I saw people milling around to try samples. Hard to even walk in here but you sure can feel the pre Chinese New Year excitement. What I also … Continue reading

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CNY 2013: Chinese New Year Buzz at Ang Mo Kio Hub

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 … Continue reading

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CNY 2013: Chinese New Year Festivities at People’s Park Complex

In Chinatown I like the immediate area around People’s Park Complex. Outside the complex there is authentic street food from China. I love the spicy buns. They are like chinese burgers – so delicious. But you have to be prepared … Continue reading

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Snakes, Durian & Lanterns in Chinatown

Was exciting to spot the huge snake that has just been put up as part of the Chinese New Year Street decorations. Also the lanterns were lit tonight. It was much nicer to walk around in the cool of the … Continue reading

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