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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: The Chinese New Year Buzz at Plaza Singapura

Last year I was quite impressed by the Starbucks dragon bear and this year I was excited to see them continuing with the theme. There was a bear with a green snake around it’s neck ala Britney Spears. But it … 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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Giant Grapes at Chinatown (Mid Autumn Festival 2012)

We were both thrilled to spot the huge grapes at Chinatown and as we drove through, rows and rows of pastel paper lanterns. I refer to this festive period as the lantern or mooncake festival but it’s officially known as … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: Chinatown Festive Bazaar

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 … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: People’s Park & Lucky Red Underwear at OG

This is the best way to burn calories. Walk the streets at night at one of the many festive bazaars. The most lively one is the one in Chinatown during Chinese New Year and I hope the photos captured how … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year 2012: People’s Park

It’s always most festive in Chinatown in the weeks before Chinese New Year. It was so crowded. Every year you can spot people crowding around this board reading their fortune for the dragon year. A close-up but couldn’t get close … Continue reading

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River Hong Bao 2011 is Awesome (Head to the Float at Marina Bay)

As we drove past The Esplanade we were quite dismayed as it seemed like there was nothing to see, but when we walked towards the area after parking, I was thrilled at the sight before me.  River Hong Bao 2011 … Continue reading

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Singapore’s Chinatown: Just Before Chinese New Year

I love that it’s been raining and raining. The temperature feels just perfect to me, at around 26 degrees celsius. I wish it could stay like this forever! Although (being too picky now) I would like a little sunshine once … Continue reading

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Trip to JB for Chinese New Year Cheer and No Bak Kwa

Made a short trip across the causeway to Johor Bahru (most Singaporeans just refer to it as JB) in Malaysia and was impressed at the vast improvements in the roads that have been repaved. No more potholes! The nearest mall, … Continue reading

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