The Lunar New Year is just a few weeks away from now. Singapore will be ushering the Year of the Goat with their annual tradition, River Hongbao to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the locals and tourists. The event will start on 17 February and will go on until 28 February 2015 by the Floating Platform at Marina Bay. 

According to Channel News Asia, the event will feature the largest local lantern display, which includes a 50-metre ‘SG50’ giant mural wall showcasing significant milestones in 50 years of nation-building, the iconic dragon playground, as well as the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

The organizers never fail to amaze the public every year, especially with the sizes and designs of the lanterns and decorations that portray the Chinese culture, myths and legends.

Other than that, visitors can give their local delicacies a try and learn the origins at the ‘food street’ while walking towards ‘handcraft street’. There will also be activities along ‘handcraft street’ as well such as live demonstrations of calligraphy and paper cuttings by professionals.

What else? The organisers have also invited The Acrobatic Troupe of Xinjiang China for breath-taking acrobatic stunts and performances, followed by an amazing fireworks display.

Singers and dancers from Xinjiang Normal University and National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport will be performing for the first six nights before Singapore takes over the stage with their local performers

(Photos source: expatliving.sg)