Five things to do in Singapore over the Chinese New Year holidays 2020

Chinese New Year meets Australia Day on the calendar this year, so if you're not celebrating CNY, do head down to the various parties happening around the island!

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1. River Hongbao 2020

Photo courtesy: River Hongbao
Photo courtesy: River Hongbao

Singapore’s most celebrated Lunar New Year event is back – this time bigger and better. Drown yourself in the Chinese New Year festive mood at River Hongbao (RHB), an iconic event that has become a local tradition when it comes to Chinese New Year celebrations since it was first held in 1987.

RHB 2020 has lined up 10 days of a fun-filled extravaganza of lights, sights and sounds this year to usher in the year of the Rat with a bang.

When: January 24-7
Where: The Float at Marina Bay
Entry: SGD 10-20

2. Great Escape pres. Hotdogs & Hip Hop! (Australia Day Fundraiser)

Photo courtesy: Victoria Wholesale Centre
Photo courtesy: Victoria Wholesale Centre

Head to Hotdogs & Hip Hop's takeover of the Victoria Wholesale Centre for a no-frills Australia Day weekend rooftop party.

Makan (eat), minum (drink) & jogets (get down) to some hip hop, dancehall, jazz, funk & soul!

When: January 25
Where: Victoria Wholesale Centre
Entry: SGD 10-20

3. Australia Day at Little Creatures

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Photo courtesy: unsplash

Chinese New Year and Australia Day fall on the same day this year, and Little Creatures has collaborated with Rye & Pint Brewery for a special festive Ocker Ong Lai brew. The pineapple Berliner is a playful take on that ever so popular CNY treat – pineapple tarts! This limited edition brew has a festive personality, so head down and try it for yourself.

Doors open at 9 am for breakfast, with a sausage sizzle starting at 12 pm – in true Australian style.

When: January 26
Where: Little Creatures Brewing Singapore
Entry: Free

4. Makan By The Bay

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Photo courtesy: unsplash

Singapore's largest halal food fair is happening during the Chinese New Year season from January 24 to 26 at Bayfront Avenue Event Space. Be spoilt for choice with an array of cuisines and a great entertainment line up!

When: January 25
Where: Bayfront Avenue Event Space
Entry: Free

5. Kranji Heritage Trail

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Photo courtesy: unsplash

Attendees will be taking the kranji express public bus from Kranji MRT Station to Hay Dairies, then to Bollywood Veggies (for lunch), and finishing off with a short walk at the Kranji Marshes.

The Kranji Marshes are a unique habitat along the Kranji Reservoir, home to very rich biodiversity. For this reason, a large part of the Marshes are closed to the public, owing to preservation concerns. The hike will lead to a view tower overlooking this area, which offers a good view.

When: January 26
Where: Kranji
Entry: Free

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