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 is 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 The Float @ Marina Bay
Singapore River Hongbao 2019 Firework
In line with Singapore’s bicentennial commemoration in 2019, the upcoming edition of River Hongbao in February 2019 will feature the most spectacular fireworks in the event’s 33-year history.

Date: 3 to 10 February 2019
Time: 2pm – 11pm daily (Extended time on CNY Eve)
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2018

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#2 Chinatown
chinatown chinese new year 2016
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019 will showcase an exciting, colourful and vibrant programmes. During the festive celebrations period, Chinatown will be soaked in festivities and beautifully adorned with colourful lanterns and dazzling decorations. We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join us in this festive celebration at Chinatown so as to better understand and experience the allure and significance of this traditional festival.

Date: 20 January to 6 March 2019
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Chinatown
For more information, visit Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019

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#3 The 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: 6 February 2019
Time: 8.30am – 6pm
Venue: The Istana
For more information, visit Istana Open House 2018

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#4 Gardens By The Bay
spring surprise gardens by the bay
Leap right into a prosperous year and celebrate spring with exciting festive performances and activities! Don’t miss “Carps Leaping Over The Dragon’s Gate”, a magnificent LED performance of an auspicious Chinese myth! Catch exciting lion dances – Traditional Lion Dance and Lion Dance on Poles, and two Chinese Orchestra performances by top notch musicians from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Ding Yi Music Company.

Date: 2 to 10 February 2019
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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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
national museum of singapore

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

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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 Peranakan Museum.

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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 Singapore Philatelic Museum.

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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 Gardens

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#2 Singapore Botanic Gardens
botanic gardens singapore swan lake

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

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#3 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. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin or Klook.
For more information, visit Singapore Zoo

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#2 Universal Studios Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin or Klook.
For more information, visit Universal Studios Singapore

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#3 KidZania
KidZania at Palawan City

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin or Klook.
For more information, visit Kidzania

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#4 S.E.A. Aquarium
S.E.A. Aquarium - New shark exhibition - Model of great white shark

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Voyagin or Klook.
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. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Klook.
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. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Klook.
For more information, visit Omni-Theatre

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#8 Snow City
Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Klook.
For more information, visit Snow City


CHINESE NEW YEAR RELATED

SCCC Lunar New Year Carnival & Concert Festive Celebrations

Date: TBD
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 2019
chingay parade 2017

Date: 15 and 16 February 2019
Time: 8pm – 9.30pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Admission: Charges Apply.
For more information, visit Chingay Parade 2019

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