Feeling adventurous and hoping to soak in the Chinese New Year atmosphere?

We scout the island for places where you can bask in the CNY festivities in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic. There is a good mixture of on-site and online activities and events so take your pick.

Note: Due to COVID-19 crowd control measures, pre-registration may be required at some events or places listed.

Where to Go During Chinese New Year 2022


EVENTS

1. Our Tampines Hub Chinese New Year Concert 2022

Our Tampines Hub Chinese New Year 2022

Our Tampines Hub, Singapore’s first-of-its-kind integrated lifestyle destination which reconnects Tampines residents together, will celebrate Chinese New Year with a hybrid concert promising festive and cultural performances.

Date: 13 February 2022
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm
Venue: Our Tampines Hub and online

For more information, visit Our Tampines Hub Chinese New Year Concert 2022.

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2. Dahlia Dreams 2022

Dahlia Dreams 2022 GBTB

Usher in the Spring Festival and celebrate new beginnings at the popular Chinese New Year floral display Dahlia Dreams. For the first time, a stunning River Hongbao lantern, Spring Fragrances (花香满溢), takes centre stage in the flower field.

Date: 14 January to 20 February 2022
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Gardens By the Bay
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook, KKday or Trip.com.

For more information, visit Dahlia Dreams 2022.

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3. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022

The Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022 (2022 年牛车水农历新年庆祝活动). Join us to welcome the Year of Tiger this Chinese New Year!­

Date: 7 January to 2 March 2022
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Chinatown

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

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4. River Hongbao 2022

River Hongbao Gardens by the Bay 2022

If you’re looking for a place with full-on Chinese New Year festive vibes, look no further! Join us for an evening of festivities and celebration this Chinese New Year with something for everyone.

Date: 30 January to 6 February 2022
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Admission: Free (Pre-registration required)

For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2022.

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5. CNY Celebrations at National Museum

Lunar New Year National Museum Singapore

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the National Museum of Singapore! Usher in the Year of the Tiger with a lion dance performance on 4 February, and learn about the different aspects of the Lunar New Year through a variety of programmes on 5 February 2022!

Date: 4 to 5 February 2022
Time: 10am – 7pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

Non-citizens/PRs can get tickets online at Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit CNY Celebrations at National Museum.

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6. Istana Open House 2022

istana open house

Visitors who wish to visit the Istana will have to apply for tickets in advance. Each application is limited to a maximum of five tickets. Tickets will be allocated by an electronic balloting system. There are no charges for the tickets. Ticket application will open from Monday, 24 January 2022, 10am to Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 10am.

Date: 5 February 2022
Venue: Istana
Admission: Admission is free; Pre-registration required.

For more information, visit Istana Chinese New Year Open House 2022.

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7. Light to Night 2022

Light to Night 2022 Singapore

Light to Night, a marquee event of Singapore Art Week, will illuminate the Civic District and beyond with an immersive and expanded line-up of day to night programmes. Organised by National Gallery Singapore in collaboration with its Civic District partners, Light to Night 2022 offers over 60 engaging and multi-sensory experiences for all in its continued phygital format. For the first time, the festival will be held over three weeks, inviting audiences to forge deeper connections with art wherever they are.

Date: 14 January to 3 February 2022

For more information, visit Light to Night 2022.

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8. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

From how to properly greet your elders to a glossary of all our favourite Chinese New Year goodies, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) provides you with all you need to know to navigate this festive season with poise. To kick off our celebrations for the Year of the Tiger, SCCC has prepared a roaring line-up of exciting programmes and exhibitions.

Date: 14 January to 15 February 2022
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

For more information, visit Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year.

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9. Lunar New Year at ACM

Usher in the Year of the Tiger with an array of programmes and activities at ACM. Learn more about celebrations associated with the Lunar New Year through online videos and onsite programmes, including guided tours, craft activities, and more!

Date: 1 February 2022
Time: All day
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Onsite and Online. Programmes are free.

Non-citizens/PRs can buy tickets online at Klook or KKday.

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10. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022! Join us for a rousing weekend as we usher in the Lunar New Year with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, suitable for all ages.

Date: 13 to 14 February 2022
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 2022.


PLACES OF INTEREST

11. Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore CNY

Make the Year of the Tiger one to remember with our latest premium programme, IT’S SHOWTIME! Usher in an exclusive night of festive fun, abundant delicacies and auspicious activities that we have in store for you.

Operation hours: 12pm – 7pm (Thu-Sat) | 10am – 5pm (Sun)
Admission: 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.

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12. S.E.A. Aquarium

SEA Aquarium CNY 2022

Delve into new depths of good fortune and surround yourself with abundance from 100,000 marine fish. You’ll also get to meet some of the most auspicious stars among them, from the giant Sand Tiger Shark that seizes every opportunity to the tiny Weedy Sea Dragon whose vibrant colours scream of prosperity. Say hi to them and discover their symbolism to celebrate the year ahead.

Operation hours: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Charges apply.

You can purchase S.E.A. Aquarium™ One-Day Ticket via Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit S.E.A. Aquarium Lunar New Year.

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13. SkyHelix Sentosa

Skyhelix Sentosa Singapore's Highest Open-air Panoramic Ride

Located within the collection of attractions at Imbiah Lookout, SkyHelix Sentosa is an unforgettable gondola ride that reveals breathtaking views as it gently rotates 35 metres above ground along a vertical helix-like structure. Guests will enjoy unparalleled 360° sights of Sentosa and the developing Greater Southern Waterfront while dangling their feet in the air with a cool drink in hand. The ride’s apex is 79 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest vantage points on Sentosa.

Operation hours: 10am – 9.30pm daily
Admission: Charges apply.

You can purchase Skyhelix via Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit SkyHelix Sentosa.

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14. KF1 Karting

Operation hours: Mon – Fri: 1pm – 9pm | Weekends & PH: 9am – 9pm
Admission: Charges apply

Go for a spin around the tracks of KF1 Karting Circuit in Singapore. Get your adrenaline pumping with fun kart circuits of different speeds. Enjoy a thrilling day of go-kart racing at one of the largest go-karting tracks in the city.

You can get tickets via KKday.

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15. KidsSTOP

KidsStop at Science Centre

Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com.

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16. Snow City

Snow Tube Fun at Snow City

Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com.

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17. Singapore Zoo

Meet your favourite animals as they reveal festive greetings for the season! Embark on a journey of discovery with our sea lion, coatimundis, beloved canines and more!

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 8.30am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply

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

For more information, visit Chinese New Year at Singapore Zoo.

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18. Night Safari

Chinese New Year Night Safari

Join our Malayan tigers as they enjoy a slew of festive activities prepared by the keepers. Watch them hone their hunting instincts chasing a specially made pinata, or simply join the tigers in enjoying special treats hidden in a prosperity box.

Date: 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13 February 2022
Operation hours: 6.30pm – 12am
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets online at Klook or Kkday.

For more information, visit Chinese New Year at Night Safari.

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19. Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Join our feathery friends to celebrate a wild Lunar New Year at our High Flyers Show! Be captivated by Sassy the Cockatoo, as she soars in the air with auspicious red packets

Date: Thursdays to Sundays, eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays
Operation hours: 8.30am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit Chinese New Year at jurong Bird Park.


STAYCATION

20. Staycation in River Wonders

Staycation River Wonders

River Wonders‘ Staycation with the Manatees will be available till 19 March 2022. Guests can look forward to drifting to sleep while watching our manatees, experience exclusive behind-the-scenes sessions and meet our captivating capybaras at the Once Upon a River Show.

You can book the staycation via Klook.

For more information, visit Staycation in River Wonders.

➡️ Related Read: Staycation Singapore Deals 2022

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MUSEUMS

The following museums are open during the Chinese New Year Period. The list is not exhaustive, visit here for a list of Museums in Singapore.

21. Reflections At Bukit Chandu Museum

Reflections At Bukit Chandu MuseumPhoto credit: Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a World War II interpretative centre housed in a restored black and white colonial bungalow close to the former battle site – the Battle of Pasir Panjang. The centre is a place for visitors to reflect upon Singapore’s heritage of heroism. The presentation, through artefacts, exhibits and multi-media, invites visitors to contemplate about our nation’s war experience and to discover how far Singapore has come as a nation.

Date: Tuesdays to Sundays
Closed every Monday except Public Holidays
Operation hours: 9.30am to 5pm
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

For more information, visit Reflections At Bukit Chandu Museum.

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22. Changi Chapel and Museum Singapore

Changi Chapel and Museum Guided tours

The revamped Changi Chapel and Museum features new content and artefacts presented in an intimate and engaging format, highlighting the personal stories, courage and resilience of the prisoners of war and civilians who were interned in Changi prison camp during the Japanese Occupation.

Date: Tuesdays to Sundays
Closed every Monday except Public Holidays
Operation hours: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

For more information, visit Changi Chapel and Museum Singapore.

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23. National Gallery Singapore

national gallery singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am to 7pm
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit here.

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24. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

lee kong chian natural history museum

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is home to over 1 million specimens from fossils to flora and fauna, of which about 2,000 specimens are on display.

Date: Tuesday to Sunday
Operation hours: 10am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook.

For more information, visit Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.


FREE PLACES

25. Singapore Botanic Gardens

singapore botanic gardens

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 5am – 12am
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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26. Jurong Lake Gardens

jurong lake park rasau walk

Jurong Lake Gardens is Singapore’s new national gardens in the heartlands. It is a people’s garden, where spaces will be landscaped and created for families and the community to come together.

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Jurong Lake Gardens.

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27. CNY Lights Decorations at Pang Sua Pond

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Location: 101 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, 679910
Admission: Free

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28. Haw Par Villa

statues in Haw Par Villa Singapore

Haw Par Villa is a unique garden that is rich in educational value and grand in architecture. It is an undisputed wonderland of beautiful landscape and over a thousand sculptures that artistically portray stories and events based on famous Chinese historical personalities, mythology and legends.

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 9am – 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Haw Par Villa.

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SHOPPING MALLS

29. Malls Of Frasers Property Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year at the Malls of Frasers Property Retail

A season of abundance and prosperity awaits at the malls of Frasers Property this Lunar New Year, with a growing list of promotions, deals, contests and lucky draws for all! Usher in the Year of the Tiger with Frasers Property Retail’s “Big Fortune, Bigger Rewards” campaign, which promises over $500,000 worth of rewards across 12 Frasers Property Retail developments via the Frasers Experience (FRx) app.

Date: 7 January to 15 February 2022
Venue: Bedok Point, Causeway Point, Century Square, Changi City Point, Hougang Mall, Northpoint City, Robertson Walk, Tampines 1, The Centrepoint, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Waterway Point, White Sands

For more information, visit Malls Of Frasers Property Chinese New Year.

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30. CapitaLand Welcomes The Year Of The Tiger

CapitaLand Chinese New Year Joyous Molly Reunion 2022

To soak in the prosperous and joyous spirit of the Lunar New Year, Singapore’s largest shopping mall operator, CapitaLand, is inviting you to welcome the year of the tiger with its auspicious transformations of the kaleidoscopic Molly installations, irresistible shopping deals and a vibrant mix of modern and age-old traditions! From now till 15 February 2022, join us in this Joyous Molly Reunion across 16 participating CapitaLand malls islandwide.

Date: Till 15 February 2022
Venue: Aperia, Bedok Mall, Bugis Junction, Bugis+, Bugis Street, Bukit Panjang Plaza, IMM, JCube, Junction 8, Lot One, Plaza Singapura, SingPost Centre, Tampines Mall and Westgate

For more information, visit CapitaLand Welcomes The Year Of The Tiger.


CHINESE NEW YEAR RELATED

31. Chingay50 @ Jewel Changi Airport

Chingay50 Changi Jewel Finale Young Performers

The annual Chingay will celebrate its Golden Jubilee with a landmark showcase at the iconic Jewel Changi Airport, bringing together two distinctive Singapore icons for a milestone celebration. Themed ‘Ignite Our Dreams’, Chingay50’s spirit of passion and aspiration will ring true from within Jewel Changi Airport, a symbol for how we must dream boldly to create new possibilities for ourselves.

Date: 12 February 2022
Time: 8pm

For more information, visit Chingay50.

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32. POSB #HuntYourZodiac2022

POSB Hunt Your Zodiac

Singapore’s largest zodiac hunt is back this Chinese New Year (CNY)! Now in its third edition, POSB #HuntYourZodiac2022 (“POSB #HuntYourZodiac”) will once again bring festive fun for users of DBS PayLah!, as they track down the zodiac animals located all around the island in return for chances to win “angbaos” worth up to SGD 888. A total of SGD 180,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs this year.

Date: 30 January to 15 February 2022

For more information, visit POSB #HuntYourZodiac2022.


Note: All details are correct as at 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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