Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in the world as it brings with it the lessons of peace, prosperity and good luck. If you are in Singapore on the dates of coming year than you surely are the lucky one to enjoy the celebrations of CNY 2017.
Singapore at a glance
The sovereign city-state island country in Southeast Asia is known as Singapore and officially as Republic of Singapore. The country is located on Southern border of Malay Peninsula. Singapore is separated by straits of Johor from Peninsular Malaysia and by Singapore Strait from Indonesia’s Riau island. Singapore is a highly urbanized country. Modern Singapore was founded in 1819. It is one of the major commercial hubs in the world. It has one of the five busiest seaports in the world and four biggest financial centers. Official languages of Singapore are English and Malay.
The land of Singapore comprises of 63 islands. The main island is known as Singapore Island which is also known as Pulao Ujong Island. Land reclamation projects are widely implemented in Singapore, due to which its territory has largely increased. Singapore experiences a tropical rainforest climate which is characterized by no distinction in weather. Uniform temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfalls are features of such kind of temperature. The country has one of the lowest rates of drug usage worldwide. It is a very diverse and young country with different languages, religions and cultures.
The country of Singapore attracts a lot of tourists from around the world. Some of the most visited places in Singapore are Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Flyer, Night Safari, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Marine Life Park, Underwater World, River Safari, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Tiger Sky Tower, Maritime Experiential Museum, Mint Museum of Toys, Changi Museum, ArtScience Museum, Labrador Nature Reserve, Malay Heritage Center, Kusu Island, Big Splash, Pulau Hantu and Wild Wild West.
CNY parties & celebrations
Chinese New Year in Singapore is celebrated with full zest as it is the national holiday. Many shopping centers and markets remain close during the dates. The best celebrations of Chinese New Year in Singapore are lion and dragon dances. These dances are a cultural show which involves kung fu steps too. Chinatown and beach road of Bugis celebrates the event with throwing the firecrackers in air.
Espalande Park offers merry making celebrations of the Chinese New year. Chinese community in the Singapore organizes parades. People with painted faces and colorful costumes participate in the parade. People present the kids with Singaporean dollars in red envelopes. The Chinese people in region gather together and wish each other with good luck and prosperous life.
Accommodation on CNY
Some of the best places for accommodation in the region are Capella Singapore, Santa Grand Hotel East Coast, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, Shangri-La Hotel, W Singapore- Sentosa Cove, Pasir Panjang Inn and Goldkist Beach Resort.