Superyachts to Singapore for Chinese New Year 2019

Asia Pacific Superyachts Singapore’s Clarence Chong reminds all of Singapore’s rich culture and traditions celebrating Chinese New Year with performances, food and activities. The spectacular street light-up illuminates the entire Chinatown of Singapore, attracting a greater number of superyacht visitors along with tourists and locals.

To ring in the Year of the Pig - the themed "Celebration of Abundance and Prosperity”, the festival explodes with a line-up of exciting performances and a plethora of festive delicacies for all to enjoy.

A vibrant and innovative Piglet-themed light-up, conceptualised and designed by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), will adorn the main streets of Chinatown. The street light-up along South Bridge Road will see rows of lanterns forming a giant Spring and the auspicious Carp. The popular festive street bazaar, nightly stage shows, and the exhilarating lion dance competition are some of the main highlights this year. The Chinese New Year Countdown Party is also an activity not to be missed as the Lunar New Year is ushered in.

The Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony will kick start the Chinatown Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations on 19 January, followed by continuous days of street light-up along Chinatown that will last till 6 March 2019. Against a dynamic and hi-tech stage backdrop, visitors can expect spectacular live performances with awe-inspiring visual effects comprising skits, songs, and dance, acrobatic and martial arts performances put up by performing troupes from Singapore and China.

With a wide variety of street stalls operating from 18 January to 4 February 2019 at the upcoming 2019's Festive Street Bazaar, visitors can browse through a huge array of traditional Chinese New Year goodies from mouth-watering delicacies like sweets, traditional cookies, waxed duck and preserved fruit, to decorative items like potted plants, fresh flowers and even festive clothing.

Those hunting for high-spirited entertainment can catch the Chinatown Nightly Stage Shows at Kreta Ayer Square. Rhythmic drumming and clashing of cymbals will lead visitors to the Lion Dance Competition on 26 January 2019 that will wow the crowd with heart-stopping displays of skillful stunts and intricate maneuvers. This is a rare chance to witness the most reputable and prolific troupes from Singapore and around Asia Pacific pit themselves against one another to vie for the grand title of 'King of the Lions'. Some other key highlights of this year's festival include:

  • Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party on 4 February 2019, with appearances by local celebrities that will culminate in a rousing display of fireworks
  • Chinatown Walking Trail, a free expedition covering Kreta Ayer Road, Sago Street, Pagoda Street, and New Bridge Road
  • Chingay @ Chinatown on 17 February 2019, the largest street performance and float parade in Asia will make an appearance on the 15th day of Chinese New Year

 By Asia Pacific Superyachts (Singapore)

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