10 Best Places to Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Singapore!


CNY Festivals

1. Chinatown 

In honour of the year of the monkeys, Chinatown has lit up hundreds of monkey lanterns along its streets. There are so many things to do from shopping at festive street markets to wishing for a successful and happy 2016 by the wishing tree! (Discover More)

The Monkey Lanterns Alighted at Chinatown PC: lifestyle.toggle.sg
Festive Street Bazaar PC: wikipedia

2. River Hongbao

Celebrations at the River Hongbao has been a tradition for locals and tourists ever since 1986. The festival offers a unique experience with giant lanterns (bigger than all of us humans) of the Chinese legends and of course, savoury food in tow! Carnival games and amusement rides will make it an unforgettable way to ring in the new year. (Discover More)

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CNY Dine-Out 

3. Blue Lotus Restaurant

Located in Quayside Isle in Sentosa Cove, the colourful lanterns greet you and your family/friends in this beautiful restaurant. Be enthralled by the stunning views of the marina while you enjoy their innovative classical Cantonese cuisine. After a big dinner, it’s the perfect area to stroll around the picturesque enclave with vibrant energy. (Discover More)




4. Mitzo Restaurant, Grand Park Orchard Hotel

Located on level 4 of the Grand Park Orchard Hotel, Mitzo is a contemporary restaurant known for its full length windows that bring in natural sunlight while you dine. With a touch of modernity and dynamic ambience, this space is perfect for a new concept of Chinese New Year dinner. (Discover More)




5. Culinary On

Widely known for its amazing corporate team-bonding cooking classes, Culinary On in Raffles Place is hosting two different styles of cooking classes for the Chinese New Year. Celebrate with your friends or family by cooking up a buffet or a 4-course meal! What’s not to like about eating but having a little fun while doing it? (Discover More)



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PC: Culinary On


6. Plaza Brasserie, Park Royal Hotel

If you and your family are buffet-lovers, CNY Buffet at Plaza Brasserie has been widely known for its reputation in terms of the quality, the wide array of choices, and the taste. Their signature dishes include soft shell crab with tobiko, hainanese chicken rice, and laksa! (Discover More)




7. Yan Restaurant, National Gallery

In the newly opened National Gallery, Yan is the only Chinese restaurant accompanied by a charming interior. Their Cantonese cuisine is inspired by familiar flavours but with modern-day presentations. The artistic touches to every dish adds visual satisfaction to your dinner. Have a walk through the National Gallery before your dinner for that full experience. (Discover More)

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8. Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

From the moment you enter the striking antique doors, you will find a restaurant representing the true Oriental residence. Everything inside the restaurant has been designed according to Feng Sui as well as its three private dining rooms that can seat up to 24 diners. As a recognized fine-dining restaurant, it uses fresh ingredients for the most authentic Cantonese menu. (Discover More)




9. Empress @ Asian Civilisations Museum

Start the experience on a high note by taking in the view of the Singapore river as the outdoors area are opened directly to the river without any doors or windows blocking the scenery. Empress, part of the well-known Privé group, is known for its casual dining experience with unique experience directly by the river. (Discover More)




10. Kai Garden

Located in Marina Square, Kai Garden’s chef, Fung Chi Keung was rated recently by the Straits Times as one of the most innovative chefs in town. His way of reinterpreting the old and the new of the Cantonese cuisine in the most creative way has earned him this review. Their signature salted egg yolk custard buns (as seen below) are all-time favourites! (Discover More)




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