Panoramic views of Sentosa and across to Singapore from the Tiger Sky Tower, a revolving observation tower on Sentosa island.
This was my first Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) in Singapore, in fact my first in a Chinese-majority country. Despite the almost incessant rain I wanted to see how Singapore celebrates this festival.
We started at Uncle Ho’s River Hongbao at Marina Bay Float, where we saw enormous models of Chinese deities and other symbols. Then we moved on to Chinatown where stalls were set up along the side of the road selling all sorts of colourful decorations, food and flowers. The following day we visited Sentosa Flowers. Sculptures covered in flowers taught us some Chinese legends, with garden sections devoted to the four seasons and a giant sand snake sculpture on the beach.
Photo Gallery – please click on the images to view as a slideshow and read the captions.
If you are planning where to spend your next lunar new year, check out my recent article on Worldette: 10 Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year