Chinese New Year Celebration in Chinatown Singapore 2024
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Experience the Magic of Chinese New Year in Singapore 2024




January 11, 2024

Welcome to Singapore, where the Chinese New Year is not just a festival, but a grand, vibrant, and heartwarming celebration. Join us as we take you on a virtual journal through our nation’s unique customs during the festive season, and invite you to join us for an unforgettable FunVee Chinese New Year Tour.

Why Celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore?

Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, and this diversity shines brightest during the Chinese New Year. The city transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, and aromas, providing an unparalleled experience for tourists.

The Chinese community, along with other ethnic groups, come together to celebrate, offering unique cultural experiences for tourists through food, music and an unparalleled shopping experience. Enjoy vibrant street decorations, for instance, where intricate lanterns are displayed on Singapore’s streets, offering a visual feast to all who see it. Traditional Chinese delicacies and cuisine are showcased during the Chinese New Year in the form of reunion dinners, and it becomes the perfect time for anyone to indulge in them.

Chinatown Chinese New Year Night Market Bazaar

Chinese New Year Night Bazaar/Market in Chinatown

The Traditions of Chinese New Year in Singapore

Singaporean Chinese New Year is imbued with age-old traditions and modern twists. Here are some of the key activities you can partake in when you come to visit.

  • Reunion Dinners: This is a time when the family gathers for sumptuous meals on New Year's Eve, signifying unity and prosperity.
  • Lion and Dragon Dances: These performances, believed to bring good luck, are a spectacular sight in various locales across the city. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the performances at several of the local malls! The Chingay parade, also, is expected to return to the F1 Pit. You’ll be treated to a gorgeous display of special effects, stilt walkers, dance performance and more. This is something not to be missed.
  • Red Packets (Ang Bao): These are given out as symbols of good luck and blessings.
  • Lao Yusheng: Join in the fun and symbolism of Lao Yusheng, a unique Singaporean tradition during Chinese New Year. It's a lively and colorful salad tossing ceremony, symbolizing abundance, prosperity, and vigor.
  • Feasting on Chinese New Year Goodies: Indulge in an array of festive treats like Pineapple tarts and Bak Kwa. These goodies are not just treats; they are part of the festive spirit, representing various good wishes and are integral to the celebration.

Singapore Chingay Parade

Vibrant float passing through Singapore Chinatown for Chingay Parade

The FunVee Chinese New Year Tour - A Must-Do!

Our FunVee Chinese New Year Tour is specially curated to give you an immersive experience of the festivities. Here’s what you can expect when boarding our open-top buses around town.
  • Chinatown Light-Up: Witness the stunning light installations that bring the story of the zodiac to life.
  • Cultural Exploration: Learn about the customs and legends that make this festival so special.
  • Comfort and Convenience: Enjoy the celebration in the comfort of our Funvee open-top buses
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FunVee Chinatown Chinese New Year Light-up Tour

Chinese New Year Light-up Tour on the Big FunVee Open-top Bus  

So why Choose the FunVee Chinese New Year Light-up Tour?

The FunVee Chinese New Year Light-up Tour offers you a unique perspective as you’ll be able to see the decorations and even celebrations from an elevated and uninterrupted view! Moreover, you’ll get to hop on and off at various stops to explore the city more closely, especially in Chinatown where most of the Chinese New Year festivities will take place.

Our guides are also trained to provide fascinating stories and facts about our local customs and traditions.

Singapore Chinese New Year Light-up Tour

Visiting Singapore during Chinese New Year is an experience like no other. It’s a time when the city's heartbeat syncs with the rhythm of drums and the glow of lanterns. The FunVee Chinese New Year Tour by City Tours Singapore is your ticket to being part of this extraordinary celebration.

FunVee CNY Light-up Tour Singapore 2024

Join us as we embrace the Year of the Dragon, and let’s make memories that will last a lifetime. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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