Sentosa Celebrates Lunar New Year 2014 圣淘沙喜迎春
31 Jan – 2 Feb | 11am – 9.30pm | Merlion Plaza to Beach Station
Celebrate Chinese heritage and culture on Sentosa this Chinese New Year! From 31 January to 3 February, two renowned performing troupes from China – Zhengzhou Star Acrobatics Troupe (郑州星光杂技团) and Baoding Flowers Lion Dance Team (河北保定容城百花舞狮艺术团) will be performing traditional acrobatics and northern lion dance throughout the three event days.
For the first time, Zhengzhou Star Acrobatics Troupe will be bringing their breathtaking acrobatics performances outdoor to the Merlion Plaza. With their extraordinary balancing and flexibility skills, the troupe will use aerial cubes to form different shapes, like the Chinese knots which symbolise happiness and goodwill. The troupe will also be performing a heart-thumping routine, the ‘Flying Ropes’, where performers will swing swiftly and gracefully on ropes in midair.
Another highlight of the festival is the adorable and furry northern lion family of four, dancing to the rhythm of the drum. Differing from its cousin the southern lion, the northern lion is a playful and adorable ‘breed’ that represents kindness and family bonds. So don’t be taken aback when the furry cub tries to get close to you with its colourful ball, wanting to have a game of football! Other activities lined-up for Sentosa’s Chinese New Year Celebration will be housed within the festival village at the Merlion Plaza, where you can also spread the joy of spring by hanging your well-wishes for the year on cherry blossom trees.
For more photos, visit our Facebook album Sentosa Celebrates Chinese New Year.
Date: 31 January to 2 February 2014
Time: 11am to 9.30pm Venue: Merlion Plaza to Beach Station
Event admission: Free entry (usual island admission charges apply)
Contact number: 1800-SENTOSA (736 8672)