Happy New Year! It’s the start of 2023 – a period where we look back on the past year, reflect and make resolutions and goals for the new year ahead.

We have compiled a list of new and interesting highlights happening in Singapore for the month of January so you can kick-start the year with gusto and fun! Do check back regularly as we’ll be constantly updating this list.


1. Jitterbugs Swingapore

At Jitterbugs Swingapore, we ensure your child learns to dance in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Our qualified instructors give students a solid technical foundation while fostering their passion for dance.

Jitterbugs Swingapore Dance Trial Classes Jan 2023

You can book a free trial class with them via their website on these Dance Trial Class dates.

Trial Price: Free for TNAP readers
Age Group: 4 to 8 years old

For more information, visit Jitterbugs Swingapore Dance Trial Classes.


2. AMK Hub Festive Celebration

AMK Hub Chinese New Year 2023

Enjoy a fun day out with the young ones at AMK Hub! From indulging in arcade and virtual reality games at Timezone to catching the latest movie at Cathay Cineplex, there are endless entertainment choices for you.

After a long day, treat the whole family to delicious cuisines, from Japanese to Korean and western. Get your hair done and look your best self for house visiting at the salons! Shopping for Chinese New Year essentials? Spend and get rewards such as a lucky draw entry, special gifts, limited-edition red packets as well as angbaos filled with e-vouchers.

For more information, visit AMK Hub Lunar New Year.


3. Swing By @ Thomson Plaza

Have a swinging good time with the whole family at Swing By @ Thomson Plaza! Time will fly at Cow Play Cow Moo, where a plethora of arcade games awaits. Shop for all your hosting needs at Daiso and FairPrice Finest! Beautify your house with the creations of Steve Florists too.

After a day of fun, rejuvenate yourself with lip-smacking delights, from local to Japanese and western. This festive season, spend at the shopping mall and get rewards such as special gifts, red packets and organisers as well as e-vouchers!


4. 30-Year-Old Office Fashion Icon, BLUM & CO, Launches All-New Cheongsam Collection

Blum’s fashion design team has taken the elegant fabrics and sleek designs from the age-old cheongsam to create Blum cheongsams with a mix of modern elements that will appeal to today’s modern working woman.

Blum & Co Cheongsam collection

Blum cheongsam collection combines a traditional style with new additions such as lace sleeves, patterned with subtle, yet outstanding modern materials and bold designs that further exude feminine confidence in its wearers. Blum has used light and airy fabrics sources from the best apparel top-quality manufacturers. The collection’s versatility is a testament to the company’s experience in dressing Singapore’s urban women over 3 decades.

Price range: From $189

Website: blumnco.com
Facebook: @blumncosg
Instagram: @blumncosg
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/blum-co-sg


5. Light to Night Festival 2023

Light to Night 2023 Ephemeral by Atelier Sisu

Light to Night 2023 boasts an exciting line-up of day-to-night immersive art experience. Through its theme “Here and Now”, the illuminating visual arts festival explores what it means to be in the present. The theme is inspired by the artistic process of responding to one’s time and space through art and is centred on the concept of play and innovation.

📅 6 to 26 January 2023
📍 Civic District

For more information visit Light to Night Festival 2023.


6. Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2023

Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao 2023

The Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign returns this year with new red packet designs based on the Chinese zodiac year of the Rabbit! From 6 Jan to 3 Feb 2023, visitors will be able to collect exclusively designed red packets at 39 participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries, while stocks last. Each set will contain eight pieces of red packets, themed respectively to the 39 participating museums, and is limited to one set per visitor.

For more information, visit Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2023.


7. Pongal Open House 2023

Kolam making Pongal

Pongal is a four-day harvest festival celebrated to give thanks to Surya, the Sun God for the blessings of a bountiful harvest! Plan a visit to Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) this January to discover how Pongal is celebrated in Singapore with an exciting array of family friendly cultural activities and fun workshops at the IHC Pongal Open House celebrations 2023.

📍 Indian Heritage Centre
📅 7-8 & 14-15 January 2023
🏷 Free for Singaporeans and PRs

For more information, visit Pongal Open House 2023 at Indian Heritage Centre.



8. Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2023

Singapore Art Week 2023

An annual pinnacle event in Asia’s visual arts calendar, SAW 2023 will see over 700 artists and curators from Singapore and around the world come together to present more than 130 programmes and exhibitions. Over the past decade, SAW has showcased the best of Singapore’s visual arts community – representing its diversity, vibrancy and growth. From leading art fairs, experiential programmes, exhibitions, tours, talks, to lifestyle activations, the wide range of arts offerings across the island in the upcoming edition provides access to the arts, connecting it to the wider society.

📅 6 to 15 January 2023

For more information, visit Singapore Art Week (SAW) 2023.


9. “Protecting our Youth in Cyberspace” Panel Discussion

United Women Singapore proudly invites you to join our virtual panel discussion titled “Protecting our Youth in Cyberspace. This virtual event focuses on increasing the awareness of technology-facilitated violence (TFV); with a specific focus on protecting youths online.

This event highlights the steps already taken to protect potential victims; but, begs the question of how we can cultivate a culture of safety within cyberspace?

Come and listen to insights and tips from our experts towards building a respectful online environment for all as well as supporting and protecting youths from becoming victims within cyberspace! This panel discussion will be moderated by Simran Toor, Chief Executive Officer of SG Her Empowerment.

📅 14 January 2023
⏱ 10am to 11am
📍 Zoom Webinar


10. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2023

Chinese New Year Chinatown Point 2023

Chinatown is once again beautifully decorated with street light-up to mark the celebration of the Lunar New Year for the Year of Rabbit.­

📅 3 January to 19 February 2023
📍 Chinatown

For more information, visit Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022.


11. CNY Festival at Qian Hu Fish Farm

Kranji Farmers Market CNY Festival 2023

Join us for the CNY Festival and Farmers Market! Stand a chance to win great prizes, experience 6 farms, a day of fun and games as well as fresh produce from the farms!

📅 14 and 15 January 2023
⏱ 10am – 4pm
📍 Qian Hu Fish Farm
🏷 Free

For more information, visit CNY Festival at Qian Hu Fish Farm.


12. ACUVUE® Abiliti™

Acuvue Abiliti

Introducing Johnson & Johnson Vision’s ACUVUE® Abiliti™, the holistic suite of myopia management solutions consisting of a daily disposable lens (Abiliti™ 1-Day Soft Therapeutic Lens), overnight lens (Abiliti™ Overnight Therapeutic Lens) and personalised digital companion app (SeeAbiliti™), allowing parents to take charge of their child’s myopia and help them reach their fullest potential.

The recently launched Abiliti™ 1-Day lenses are a breakthrough innovation specifically designed to slow myopia progression in children and have been shown to reduce axial elongation by 0.105mm on average over a 6-month period.[1], [2]

Visit the partner optometrists to find out more about how Abiliti™ can keep your kids unstoppable!

For more information, visit here.

[1] JJV Data on File, 2021. Efficacy of ACUVUE® Abiliti™ 1-Day Soft Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management: Comparative Claims vs. Single Vision and Dual Focus Lenses.
[2] Compared to single vision contact lenses after 6 months wear.


13. Textures 2023

Textures 2023

With the theme Arrived Home, the festival invites audiences to consider their journeys home and re-examine ideas of domesticity and belonging. Families and little ones can look forward to the various family-friendly programmes at various venues throughout Singapore which make SingLit fun and accessible to all.

Date: 6 to 15 January 2023
Venue: The Arts House (TAH)

For more information, visit Textures 2023.


14. Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singgapore Lunar New Year 2022Photo credit: Universal Studios Singapore

Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with a fun-filled and auspicious start at Universal Studios Singapore. Hop into Fun with festive meet and greets, an exciting night Lo Hei event during extended weekend opening hours, beautiful cherry blossom trees and the chance to collect attractive gifts.

📅 13 January to 5 February 2023
⏱ 12pm – 7pm (Thu-Sat) | 10am – 5pm (Sun)
🏷 Charges apply

You can purchase Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Ticket via Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit Universal Studios Singapore Lunar New Year.


15. Southeast Asia’s Largest Ever Art Fair, ART SG

ART SG Botanical Installation

The Art Assembly, ART SG offers a meeting point in Southeast Asia for collectors around the world to convene in one of the most dynamic cultural landscapes globally. This marks the launch of the first fair of such scale and international significance in the region.

📅 12 to 15 January 2023
📍 Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre

For more information, visit ART SG.


16. OREO X BLACKPINK Limited Edition Special Bundle

OREO x Blackpink limited edition bundle

Attention foodies and BLACKPINK fans! The pre-orders are live for the much-awaited OREO X BLACKPINK Limited Edition Special Bundle Pack!

The bespoke Special Bundle Pack contains OREO X BLACKPINK limited edition standard & multipacks (dark chocolate & strawberry flavor) with three photocards in total. This makes it a must-have for BLINKS, foodies and collectors!

Place your orders now (31 Dec 2022 and 11 & 18 Jan 2023) via Shopee and Lazada to be among the first to get your hands on it.


17. Buy an Angbao for the Otters

Creativeans x Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) Otter Red packets

Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) X Creativeans’s native wildlife awareness campaign features an antimicrobial and FSC-certified red packet design, perfect for a festive 2023 Lunar New Year celebration whilst keeping us safe.

All proceeds from the red packet sale go to Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore), a non-profit organisation focused on inspiring individuals to improve the understanding, welfare and conservation of the environment and its wildlife.

  • A set of 8 Red Packets at $19.90. (Includes local shipping)
  • Last date of purchase 13th January 2023
  • Purchase is only available within Singapore

This campaign runs till 13 January 2023. For more information, visit here.


18. Monopoly Lunar New Year Rabbit Edition Board Game

Monopoly Lunar New Year Rabbit Edition Board Game

Inspired by the colorful and lively Lunar New Year festival, the Monopoly Lunar New Year Edition board game is designed in classic gold and red colors that symbolize good luck and prosperity. Along with iconic elements such as firecrackers, lanterns, and gold ingots. Will you be the lucky one that brings in the fortune?

The new Monopoly Lunar New Year Rabbit Edition Board Game is now available at Hasbro Lazada and Shopee Official Stores.


19. Year of Rabbit Zodiac 2023

Year of the Rabbit Chinese Zodiac Forecast 2023

To usher in the year of the Rabbit 🐇, we asked Feng Shui Master, Master Jo Ching, to share his insights on the Chinese zodiac forecast for 2023. Read on to find out what the year holds for you!

For more information, visit Chinese Zodiac Forecast 2023.


20. Pine Garden New Treats

Hop into fantastic Chinese New Year with new treats from the Pine Garden crafted for your festive treats and indulgence.

Pine Garden CNY new treats 2023

The Green Pea Rounds are crunchy on the outside yet soft and melt-in-your-mouth gree pea cookie rounds is a must have for all pea lovers. The Peanut Butter Charcoal Wafer Roll has got to be the kid’s favourite this Chinese New Year. The delicate charcoal wafer roll filled with a center of rich, gooey, smooth peanut is such an indulgence this festive season.

For more information, visit here.


21. Japanese Cultural Festival 2023 (JCF)

Japanese Cultural Festival 2023 (JCF) NUS

After a 2 year hiatus, the highly anticipated Japanese Cultural Festival (JCF) organized by the NUS Japanese Studies Society (JSS) is back! Come join us for an exciting day of fun and games at NUS UTown Plaza (10am to 6pm) on Saturday, 14th January and be enriched with a greater appreciation for Japanese culture!

📅 14 January 2023
⏱ 10am – 4pm
📍 University Town, NUS, Town Plaza, 2 College Ave West, Singapore 138607
🏷 Free

For more information, visit here.


22. River Hongbao 2023

River Hongbao LanternPhoto: River Hongbao Organising Committee

Come and join Fu-er and Shou-er as we usher in the Year of the Rabbit 兔gether. Be dazzled by the lantern displays, spectacular stage performances and a host of other festivities at River Hongbao 2023. No tickets are required for admission.

📅 20 to 28 January 2023
⏱ Refer to post
📍 Gardens by the Bay
🏷 Free

For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2023.


23. Dahlia Dreams 2023

Dahlia Dreams 2023 Year of Rabbits

Look forward to ushering in the Year of the Rabbit with 100 rabbits as they take centrestage at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome, as part of the annual Chinese New Year floral display Dahlia Dreams. With 百兔 (băi tù) or a hundred rabbits being a homonym of 白兔 (bái tù) or white rabbit, various incarnations of 100 bunnies frolic among more than 2,000 colourful flowering plants.

📅 13 January to 26 February 2023
⏱ 9am – 9pm
📍 Flower Dome
🏷 Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

You can get tickets online at Klook, KKday or Trip.com.

For more information, visit Dahlia Dreams 2023.


24. Mandai Wildlife Reserve (Singapore Zoo, River Wonders & Night Safari)

Lunar New Year at Singapore ZooResident Mini Rex Rabbits at Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest KidzWorld (from left) Rudy, Ronnie and Rosette take centrestage this Lunar New Year and get busy munching on CNY-themed goodies! Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Hop on down to Mandai Wildlife Reserve and welcome the Year of the Rabbit “兔” (tù)-gether with our Mini Rex Rabbits. Watch our bunnies gather and enjoy a “lo-hay” platter prepared by their care team at Buddy Barn in Singapore Zoo’s Rainforest KidzWorld. Receive prosperous greetings from our Capybara at River Wonders’ Once Upon a River, as well as our boisterous Sea Lion, Coatimundi and everyone’s favourite canines from Splash Safari, Rainforest Fights Back, and Animal Friends.

📅 21 January to 5 February 2023

You can get tickets via Klook for Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari.

For more information, visit Hare-py Lunar New Year at Mandai Wildlife Reserve.


25. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 Chinese New Year

‘Bunny-ful’ blessings abound at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with a special outdoor installation to usher in a prosperous new year!

Featuring two rotund rabbits rendered in the form of daruma dolls decorated with the words 幸 (xing) meaning blessing, fortune, and luck, and 福 (fu) meaning happiness, visitors will receive a shower of double ‘hare-ppiness’ on the Memorial Hall grounds this Year of the Rabbit.

Date: 5 January to 19 February 2023
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Admission: Admission is free; fees may apply for select programmes and activities.

For more information, visit Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023.


26. Disney100 Light & Sound Show at Jewel Changi Airport

Disney100 Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) launched a range of Disney-themed activities and retail offerings for travellers to enjoy when they visit Singapore. The Disney100 activities and displays pay tribute to nearly 100 years of iconic storytelling from The Walt Disney Company. Jewel visitors will be able to explore a Disney100 Light & Sound Show featuring some of Disney’s most beloved characters and photo spots inspired by select Disney films. Shoppers can also enjoy retail offerings featuring Disney merchandise and collectables.

📅 12 January to 9 April 2023
📍 Jewel Changi Airport

For more information visit Disney100 Jewel Changi Airport.


27. New Punggol Regional Library

Punggol Regional Library One Punggol

Located within One Punggol, the library opened its first two floors to the public on 30 January 2023, Monday. With dedicated offerings for children on both levels, the library will serve the needs of the community in Punggol, which has one of the highest proportions of children below five years old in its resident population. All five floors of the library are expected to open a few months later.

📅 30 Jan 2023
📍 One Punggol

For more information visit New Punggol Regional Library.


Note: All details are correct as of the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

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