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10 Things To Do This Chinese New Year Weekend

January 17, 2018 4 min read

Wracking your brains for things to do during the long festive weekend? You're in luck!

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and so is the much awaited long weekend! While the extended break is being welcomed by all with open arms, the frustration of making plans while most of your usual hangout spots are closed for the festive period is not.That is why we at Winefamily have put together a list of interesting places to visit and activities to take part in during Chinese New Year weekend this year.


  1. Festive Street Bazaar & Chinese New Year’s Eve celebrations at Chinatown


Begin the long festive weekend on the 27th of January in the thick of the celebrations at Chinatown itself. Check out the annualFestive Street Bazaar where you can enjoy all sorts of traditional Chinese treats and join the countdown party afterward where you’ll witness a spectacular display of fireworks and firecrackers at the stroke of midnight.


  1. Visit Museums


There is always an interesting exhibition on at any given time in one of the several museums in Singapore. One in particular that caught our eye is NASA - A Human Adventure at the ArtScience Museum that is on till mid-March.

Featuring more than 200 artifacts from the U.S. and Soviet Union space programs, this exhibition is split into 6 sections to retell the story of space travel. Get a feel of what it’s like to be an astronaut traveling in space as well in the G-Force Astronaut Trainer Ride! Click Herefor more information.


  1.  Have a picnic


Why not take advantage of the sunny weather and plan something outdoors? There are plenty of open fields around that are just perfect for picnics, where you can enjoy the lush greenery and the company of your friends in a laid-back environment. The Botanic Gardens, Marina Barrage and Hortpark are just a few examples of the various available spots across the island.


  1.  Go cycling or rollerblading

For those who have resolved to exercise more in 2017, cycling or rollerblading along a scenic route adds some excitement to the otherwise rather mundane task of running on the treadmill. There are several cycling tracks around Singapore, the more popular ones being East Coast Park and Punggol Waterway Park. Thrill seekers might like to check out the more hardcore mountain bike trails at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or Kent Ridge Bike Trail.


  1.  Watch a 3D documentary atThe Singapore Omni-Theatre


All the cinemas are open during Chinese New Year so naturally catching one the latest thrillers during the holiday weekend is on the table. You could, however, consider going to watch an IMAX film at the Omni-Theatre for a change. Learn about the mechanism of natural selection with Darwin in Natural Selection 3D and/or travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth in Dinosaurs At Dusk: The Origins of Flight. Click Herefor more information.

  1. Pamper yourself at a spa


Escape the crowds and treat yourself to a day of R&R at a luxury spa this Chinese New Year. The Remede Spa, Spa Infinity and Estheva are some places where you can choose to unwind as they remain open on public holidays. Just make sure to book your slot soon as it is likely to be a busy weekend.  


  1. Visit Gardens by the Bay


Delight in Dahlia Dreams, the Chinese garden inspired floral display at the Flower Dome complete with sculptures of roosters (Click Here for more information on Dahlia Dreams). After that, head on over to the misty Cloud Forest to experience the 35m high mountain-top walk or simply enjoy the rest of the gardens for free. If luck is on your side, you might even manage to catch a glimpse of an otter or two!


  1. Catch a live show at KidsFest


KidsFest is a festival of world-class theatre productions for young audiences where characters and scenes from popular books are brought to life on stage, but who says adults won’t enjoy these quirky performances as well?

This Chinese New Year weekend, be enthralled by the retelling of British historical highlights in Barmy Britain, learn fun facts about mummies and Pharaohs in Awful Egyptians or join the adventures of the Stick Man as he tries to find his way back home to his stick family in one piece.Click Here to find out more about KidsFest!


  1. Take a day trip to Sentosa


There are loads to do and see on this tiny island. Soak in the sun by Palawan beach, explore the historical Fort Siloso, experience exhilarating rides in Universal Studios Singapore or be dazzled by the underwater dragon dance at the SEA Aquarium over the long weekend.


  1. Chill out at home

Last but not least, if navigating through the chaos of public holiday crowds isn't your thing, you can always order in your favourite bottle of wine here,and enjoy a relaxing weekend at home ;)


For those who are busy with visiting or hosting your own open house this Chinese New Year, check out this special festive deal of 3 CNY Lolea Sangria Gift Packs (Each gift pack consists of: 1 red sangria & 1 white sangria) at only $168, including free delivery! Huat Ah!