7 Places To Visit During Chinese New Year Holiday

Today is the eve of Chinese New Year and it’s long holiday for many who are not celebrating the traditional Chinese New Year.

Apart from visiting friend and relatives, where else can visit during this period?

Chinese New Year

1) Sentosa Flowers Show 2008
Sentosa’s annual springtime floral extravaganza Sentosa Flowers show is returns. The festival themed for this year is Tales of Spring.

There will be floral float exhibitions made with fresh flowers parade along the beach. And many other interesting features, including; Traveller’s Garden, Learning Journey, Language of Love, Giant Floral Displays, The Rats Reunion and many more.

It’s a good place for photo taking.

Date: From 7 to 17 Feb 2008
Time: From 9am to 10pm
Venue: Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa
Admission: Free admission to event ground (Sentosa island admission apply)
Website: Sentosa Flowers 2008

2) World Biggest Rat at Singapore Zoo
Get up-close with the planet’s biggest “rat” as their keepers dish out tasty tidbits for them and nuggets of information for you.

Date: from 7 to 28 Feb 2008

For more info, check the Singapore Zoo website.

Chinese New Year

3) Spotted Ratfish at Underwater World
A new creative treat awaits visitors to Underwater World Singapore in the Year of Rat.
The Spotted Ratfish is identified by its distinct, pointed rat-like tail and rodent-like teeth, with speckled white dots on its body.

Date: 29 January to 2 March 2008

Refer to the official website for opening hours, admission fees.

4) Singapore River Hongbao 2008
As usual, the Esplanade Park will be transformed into a garden of flowers to welcome the Year of the Rat. Singapore River Hongbao has lined up a host of activities for children, young adults and senior citizens.

Date: Till 16 Feb.
Free admission to the River Hongbao. Checkout the website for details.

5) SpringTime at the Racecourse
Join the festivities and celebrations at the Singapore Racecourse and make an auspicious start as we usher in the Year of the Rat.

Those born in the Year of the Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972 and 1984) will enjoy free admission to the air-conditioned Upper Grandstand while the first 12,888 racegoers that afternoon will each receive a Lucky Hong Bao containing a $2 betting voucher.

Other activities includes:

  • Fengshui Master Lynn Yap will be sharing what the Year of the Rat
  • Lion dance, Dragon dance and stilt-walking performances

Date and Time: 08 Feb 2008, from 12:30pm to 7:30pm

6) Lunar Fiesta @ SAM
Singapore Art Museum is organizing exciting lineup of events for the coming Year of the Rat.

Date and Time: 08 Feb 2008 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free admission

Check-out the SAM Calendar for updates.

7) A Rat’s Tale at Singapore Philatelic Museum
Find out why the rat leads the pack in the Chinese zodiac and the traits of those born under this zodiac sign. Admire beautiful rat-themed stamps, including zodiac stamps from around the world.

On the second day of Chinese New Year, there is also lots of activities in the Windows to the World Open House at Singapore Philatelic Museum.

Free Admission on 08 Feb 2008 form 9am to 7pm for the Windows to the World Open House.

What you plan to do in the next 4 days?

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