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๐ŸŠ๐Ÿงง 12 things happening this week! CNY edition

As always, here's the weeks round up of 12 popular things to do (there is actually only 11 due to auspicious reasons) for the 3rd week of January right to your doorstep. This week it's Chinese New Year and we hope you're looking forward to it! Many places are closed this weekend, however we hope this list will help you find out what you can do (other than time at home with your family).


CNY Events
  • Chinatown Festive Events 2023 - Countdown Party (FREE!)

  • Light to Night Festival 2023 (FREE!)

  • River Hongbao 2023 (FREE!)

  • Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign

  • Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 (FREE!)

Activities & Events
  • Mega Carnival 2023 @ Dโ€™Marquee Downtown East

  • The Doraemon Exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore

  • Disney100 Light & Sound Show at Jewel Changi Airport

  • Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay

  • Bountiful Moments CNY Event at Universal Studios Singapore

  • Istana Open House (FREE!)

  • Keep calm and chill @ Gardens By The Bay - CNY Garden Rhapsody (FREE!)


1. Chinatown Festive Events 2023 with a Countdown Party





The streets of Chinatown have been elegantly adorned with light displays in honor of the upcoming Lunar New Year, which this year marks the Year of the Rabbit. There are a few events lined up for this year's festive Chinese New Year season. Some are ending this weekend so have a look!


๐Ÿ“… 3 January to 19 February 2023 ๐Ÿ“ Chinatown

Street Light Up ๆ–ฐๅฏฟไบฎ็ฏ

๐Ÿ“… 3 Jan to 19 Feb, 7pm-12am

๐Ÿ“ New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road & Upper Cross Street ๆ–ฐๆกฅ่ทฏ,ไฝ™ไธœ่ดง่ก—,ๆกฅๅ—่ทฏ๏ผŒๅ…‹็ฝ—ๅฃซ่ก—ไธŠๆฎต

Countdown Party ๆ–ฐๆ˜ฅๅ€’ๆ•ฐๆดพๅฏน

๐Ÿ“… 21 Jan. 9pm

๐Ÿ“ Kreta Ayer Square ็‰›่ฝฆๆฐดๅนฟๅœบ

โœจ Nearest MRT Chinatown

Festive Fair and Food Fair ๆ–ฐๆ˜ฅๅธ‚้›†ๅ’Œ็พŽ้ฃŸๅŠ

๐Ÿ“… 1 to 21 Jan, 6-10pm

๐Ÿ“ Sago Street, Smith Street. Temple Street, Pagoda Street & Trengganu Street ็ก•่Œ‚่ก—๏ผŒๅฒๅฏ†ๆ–ฏ่ก—๏ผŒ็™ป้‡่ก—, ๅฎๅก”่ก—๏ผŒไธๅŠ ๅฅด่ก—

Trade Fair @ Peopleโ€™s Park ๅธ‚็ปƒ

๐Ÿ“… 23 Dec 2022 to 21 Jan 2023, 10am-10pm

๐Ÿ“ Open Space In Front Peopleโ€™s Park Complex ่ฏŠ็ ๅŠๅ‰็š„ๅนฟๅœบ


Visit their website for more information here.


Source: @chinatownfestivals SG

Beautiful lights being displayed at Chinatown


2. Light to Night Festival 2023 (FREE!)


The 2023 edition of Light to Night Festival presents an engaging array of immersive art experiences that transition from daylight to darkness. With a theme of "Here and Now" the festival delves into the concept of living in the present moment through a variety of illuminating visual art pieces.


The theme is rooted in the artistic practice of reflecting on one's surroundings and experiences through art, with a focus on playfulness and experimentation.



๐Ÿ“… Now - 26 Jan 2023, ๐Ÿ“ Civic District near City Hall MRT

โœจ Light shows mostly from 7:30pm onwards


Visit their website for more information here.







3. River Hongbao 2023 - Giant Lantern Displays & Carnival Rides (FREE!)


Join Fu-er and Shou-er as usher in the Year of the Rabbit ๅ…”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.


๐Ÿ“… 20 โ€“ 28 January 2023 ๐Ÿ“ Gardens by the Bay


Visit their website for more information here.




5. Doraemon Exhibition @ National Museum of Singapore


On the occasion of Doraemon's birthday, fans of the beloved character have another cause for celebration as The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 makes its debut outside of Japan at the National Museum of Singapore.


Presented by LEYOUKI, with the support of the National Museum of Singapore, the exhibition offers a curated collection of contemporary artworks that reinterpret Doraemon in the context of our ever-evolving world and highlight its cultural significance in contemporary history.



๐Ÿ“… 5 November 2022 to 5 February 2023

๐Ÿ“ Basement Galleries and The Stamford Gallery

โœจ Nearest MRT Dhoby Ghaut or City Hall


Visit their website for more information here.





Source: @nhb singapore



6. [FULLY REDEEMED] Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2023


The Museum Roundtable is pleased to announce the return of its Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign for 2023, featuring new and unique red packet designs inspired by the Chinese zodiac's Year of the Rabbit.


From January 6th to February 3rd, individuals visiting any of the 39 participating museums, heritage institutions, and galleries will have the opportunity to collect a set of eight red packets, each specifically designed to represent the respective institution.


Please note that supplies are limited and only one set will be distributed per visitor.


๐Ÿ“… 14 Jan 2023 - 20 Jan 2023

๐Ÿ“ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

โœจ Nearest MRT Novena


Visit their website for more information here.


7. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 (FREE!)


The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall presents an outdoor installation, โ€˜Bunny-fulโ€™ blessings, to welcome the new year and bring prosperity. The installation features two plump rabbits in the shape of daruma dolls, adorned with the characters for "blessing" and "happiness."


Visitors will have the opportunity to experience double "hare-ppiness" on the Memorial Hall grounds during the Year of the Rabbit. It seriously wasn't our intention to be "Bun-ny". (Get it? punny? or funny?)


๐Ÿ“… 5 January to 19 February 2023

๐Ÿ“ Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

โœจ Nearest MRT Novena, admission is free; fees may apply for select programmes and activities.


Visit their website for more information here.






8. Mega Carnival 2023 @ Dโ€™Marquee Downtown East


If you're searching for an exciting way to spend the end of the year, consider visiting the Mega Carnival at Downtown East. There are more than 20 stations offering an array of games, rides, and activities. Some of the highlights include an animatronic dinosaur exhibit, virtual reality skiing and motorbike experiences, and a swan pedal ride, among others.


๐Ÿ“… 19 November 2022 to 5 February 2023

๐Ÿ“ Downtown East, Pasir Ris


Visit their website for more information here.




9. "Bountiful Moments" CNY Event at Universal Studios Singapore


Join Universal Studios Singapore for a festive experience filled with meet and greets, an exciting night Lo Hei event during extended weekend hours, breathtaking cherry blossom trees, and the opportunity to collect attractive gifts.


Don't miss out on the fun, come and start the new year in style at Universal Studios Singapore.


๐Ÿ“… 13 January to 5 February 2023

๐Ÿ“ Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore

โœจ Operating Hours: 12pm โ€“ 7pm (Thu-Sat) | 10am โ€“ 5pm (Sun)


Visit their website for more information here.



10. Disney100 Light & Sound Show at Jewel Changi Airport


Visitors can anticipate a spectacular new Light and Sound exhibition, in addition to unannounced appearances by beloved Disney characters. The Light and Sound show at the HSBC Rain Vortex will feature a Disney theme in conjunction with the event's festivities. An unexpected performance, followed by personal interactions with Disney characters, culminate with a specially choreographed six-minute Disney100 Light and Sound Show at 7:30pm.


๐Ÿ“… Now till 9 April 2023

๐Ÿ“ Jewel Changi Airport


Visit their website for more information here.






11. Istana Open House with the kids (FREE!)


Visitors can anticipate a variety of new amenities, including an improved Swan Pond with an observation deck and a picturesque stream, as well as live performances and interactive exhibits. There will be food vendors and a mobile food truck on site, as well as booths offering limited-edition Istana souvenirs and merchandise supporting the President's Challenge. Get the full schedule here or visit their website for the most updated information here.


๐Ÿ“… 23 January 2023

๐Ÿ“ The Istana, Nearest MRT Dhoby Ghaut

โœจ Chinese New Year might affect the opening hours of the Istana if visiting before 23 Jan.


Visit their website for more information and the full schedule of events here.



12. Keep calm and chill @ Gardens By The Bay - CNY Garden Rhapsody (FREE!)


Thereโ€™s a special 5-minute Spring Blossoms edition of the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show happening at Supertree Grove within Gardens by the Bay where the lights of the Supertrees will dance to well-loved Chinese New Year tunes at two nightly shows.


๐Ÿ“… 20-29 January at 7.45pm and 8.45pm

๐Ÿ“ Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay

โœจ Light shows at 7.45pm and 8.45pm



As always we hope you found this article useful for your next outing and wishing all friends, family and couples a Happy Chinese New Year!


Check out our recent fun article related to CNY here if you'd like for your dose of interesting things to read ๐Ÿค—. Psst... We hope you're sharp enough to see the "4" was omitted from this post due to obvious reasons :)



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