The Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year Celebrations in Singapore

February 1, 2014 No Comments »

If you still haven’t done your new year resolutions you just got your second chance. Chinese New Year was celebrated on 31st of January and we welcomed the year of the horse. The colorful celebrations in Singapore were marked by traditional lion dances, ballet performances and a spectacular firework display.

Our journey began at Clarke Quay, home to various watering holes and some high end seafood restaurants, situated along the iconic Singapore River.

Chinese New Year in Singapore

As we were making our way through the Marina Bay Floating Platform, we were captured by the various lights that were colouring the sky and the surrounding buildings of Marina Bay Sands, the Merlion and the Esplanade.

Chinese New Year celebrations

The festive display was a mixture of traditional and modern and it was featuring a light-up paper lanterns shaped like the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Year of the horse

The beautiful display of paper lanterns and various colours was centered around the theme of the new year, the year of the horse.

Year of the horse

The various beautiful paper lanterns were greeting the visitors at the floating platform at Marina Bay.

Year of the horse

Food stalls, just like in a hawker center were serving traditional Chinese food, sweets and snacks.

Chinese new year

There was a great variety of sweets.

Chinese new year celebrations

The Chinese New Year fireworks in Singapore got everyone on their feet.

Chinese new year celebration

The firework display was the biggest event of the night.

Chinese new year celebrations

Singaporeans do know how to perform a show.

year of the horse celebrations

The Chinese New Year’s firework display that stole the show was far more fascinating that the one performed for the New Year at the end of December.

Year of the horse

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