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. There are a good mixture of paid and free activities and events so take your pick.

Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. Readers are advised to check with the respective event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.


PLACES OF INTEREST / EVENTS

#1 Sentosa
LED Dragon dance perfomance Sentosa
Good fortune and exciting activities await you at Sentosa from 19 Jan to 4 Mar. Create lasting memories with your family this CNY only at the State of Fun!

Stand to win over $50,000 worth of experiential prizes, including an overnight stay onboard luxury cruise Royal Albatross, premium staycations and many more at the Sentosa FUN-Tastic Draw 2018.

Date: 19 January to 4 March 2018
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Sentosa
For more information, visit FUN-Tastic Fortune Awaits You On Sentosa

snoopy at sentosa

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#2 Chinatown
chinatown chinese new year 2016
Join us to swing into the Year of the Dog with the spectacular celebrations lined up for this Chinese New Year celebrations at Chinatown.

Date: 27 January to 16 March 2018
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Chinatown
For more information, visit Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018

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#3 The Float @ Marina Bay
river hongbao singapore
RHB2018 highlights also include fireworks, cultural performances from home and abroad, food street and interactive fringe activities.

Date: 14 to 24 February 2018
Time: 2pm – 11pm daily (Extended till 1am on CNY Eve 15 Feb 2018)
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2018

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#4 Istana
istana open house
There will be a variety of performances on the Istana Grounds during the Open House. Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs.

Date: 17 February 2018
Time: 8.30am – 6pm
Venue: Istana
For more information, visit Istana Open House 2018

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#5 Gardens By The Bay
Spring Surprise
Visitors can look forward cultural festivities, spectacular ultraviolet (UV) light performances as the Gardens’ Lunar New Year programme ‘Spring Surprise’.

Date: 19 January to 4 March 2018
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Gardens By the Bay
For more information, visit Lunar New Year At Gardens By The Bay

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#6 Changi Airport
T1 Transit Central Piazza
Chinese New Year celebrations have landed at Changi Airport, bringing festive cheer to passengers and visitors with an abundance of retail and dining offers.

Date: From now to 2 March 2018
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Changi Airport
For more information, visit Changi Airport Chinese New Year Activities


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.

#1 National Museum Of Singapore
Come usher in the Lunar New Year at the National Museum of Singapore with an exciting lion dance performance for the whole family on 17 Feb 2018 at 3.38pm.

Date: Daily
Operation hours: Daily from 10am – 7pm
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit Chinese New Year Celebrations At The National Museum Of Singapore

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#2 Singapore Art Museum
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit singaporeartmuseum.sg

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#3 Peranakan Museum
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm (Open till 9pm on Fridays)
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit peranakanmuseum.org.sg

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#4 The Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm (Open till 9pm on Fridays)
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit acm.org.sg

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#5 Singapore Philatelic Museum
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit spm.org.sg

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#6 Changi Chapel and War Museum
The Changi Chapel

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 9.30am – 5pm (Last admission 4.30pm)
Free: Free
For more information, visit Changi Chapel and War Museum

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#7 National Gallery Singapore
around chinatown
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am to 7pm
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit nationalgallery.sg


FREE PLACES

#1 Chinese and Japanese Gardens
chinese garden singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 6am – 11pm
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Chinese Garden

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#2 Botanic Gardens
botanic gardens singapore swan lake

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 5am – 12am
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Botanic Gardens

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#3 Haw Par Villa
haw par villa singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 9am – 7pm (last entry 6pm)
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Haw Par Villa

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#4 The Esplanade
Date: Daily
Operation hours: N.A.
For more information, visit esplanade.com


OTHERS

#1 Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo Entrance
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 8.30am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply. Discounted tickets available at Voyagin, check out here.
For more information, visit Singapore Zoo

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#2 Universal Studios Singapore
USS Lunar New Year
Universal Studios Singapore presents the all-new Fu Fighters show and Majestic Dragon Trail featuring favourite characters from all seven zones in the theme park.

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply. Discounted tickets available at Voyagin, check out here.
For more information, visit Universal Studios Singapore Lunar New Year

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#3 Kidzania
KidZania at Palawan City
In conjunction with the new year celebration, various fun-filled activities and new developments have been lined up by KidZania Singapore, part of the world’s fastest growing family edutainment brand.

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply. Discounted tickets available at Voyagin, check out here.
For more information, visit Kidzania Chinese New Year

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#4 S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A. Aquarium - New shark exhibition - Model of great white shark
S.E.A. Aquarium’s annual Gong SEA Fa Cai returns with iconic underwater dragon dance, Trail of Fortunes and new educational shark exhibition.

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply. Discounted tickets available at Voyagin, check out here.
For more information, visit S.E.A. Aquarium Lunar New Year

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#5 Science Centre Singapore
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply
For more information, visit Science Centre Singapore

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#6 KidsSTOP
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 12pm – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply
For more information, visit KidsSTOP

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#7 Omni-Theatre
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 12pm – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply
For more information, visit Omni-Theatre

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#8 Snow City
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply
For more information, visit Snow City


CHINESE NEW YEAR RELATED

SCCC Lunar New Year Carnival & Concert Festive Celebrations
SCCC Lunar New Year Carnival & Concert 2018
First-ever SCCC Lunar New Year Carnival & Concert brings festive celebrations to the heart of the city.

Date: 24 and 25 February 2018
Time: Refer to Post
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Admission: Free
For more information, visit SCCC Lunar New Year Carnival & Concert Festive Celebrations

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Chingay Parade 2018
Chingay Parade 2018

Date: 23 and 24 Feb 2018
Time: 8pm – 9.30pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Admission: Charges Apply
For more information, visit Chingay Parade 2018