Top 10 Things to Do During Chinese New Year 2012

Top stuff to do in Singapore during the long CNY weekend other than queuing for bak kwa, buying another red dress or gorging on pineapple tarts.

By I-S staff | Jan 12, 2012

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  • Top 10 Things to Do During Chinese New Year 2012
    Bearded dragon; Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
  • Top 10 Things to Do During Chinese New Year 2012
  • Top 10 Things to Do During Chinese New Year 2012
    Giselle by Paris Opera Ballet
  • Top 10 Things to Do During Chinese New Year 2012
    Poptart with weelikeme, Jah & Jinmart

Last chance to catch the nostalgic Giselle by Paris Opera Ballet on January 21.

At Klazz Brothers: Classic Meets Cuba, you'll witness some mind-blowing renditions of timeless music you thought you knew everything about. Happening January 21.

Set the mood at Poptart with weelikeme, Jah & Jinmart happening on January 21.

You can't possibly miss Tanjong Beach Club's sensational party Smack My Beach Up: The Chinese New Year Edition on January 22.

Party up (literally) at Ku De Ta's Lunar New Year Weekend (January 22-23) with its resident DJs Titus and Suren.

Ring in the Lunar New Year with the vibrant colors of rainbow lories at the Jurong Bird Park during the month-long Celebrate CNY at Jurong Bird Park season, which also features the three Gods of Fortune and lion dances.

Come upclose with auspicious creatures such as the dragon fish, komodo dragon and bearded dragon at Celebrate CNY at the Zoo, where you can also take photos with a cool 3D dragon sculpture.

The River Hongbao 2012 festival is probably one of the best places in Singapore to retire to for a drink after all that house-visiting—scenic and lots of pubbing options.

Of course, there's no missing the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2012 with its traditional dance performances, countless food and knick-knack stalls, lion dances and camera-ready light-up. Through February 21.

If Chinese New Year to you is about revisiting the past, the Imagine Dragons exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum (happens all year) will be interesting.

GONG XI FA CAI, EVERYONE!

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