The first day of Chinese New Year 2018 falls on Friday, 16 February. And, at most workplaces, Chinese New Year Eve is a half-day, plus the following Monday, 19 February 2018 is a school holiday in Singapore.
So, after visiting relatives and friends, what is there to do during the Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2018? Here are some suggestions of places that are open and things to do around Singapore.
Where To Go During the Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2018
Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 with Snoopy at Sentosa. In addition to the Snoopy-themed décor around the island, on the first three days of Chinese New Year, 16 to 18 February 2018, there will be meet-and-greets, lion dances, walkabout festive characters and more. Also, stand to win amazing prizes in the Sentosa FUN-Tastic Draw.
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Pay a visit to Singapore Philatelic Museum and check out their new exhibition, All About Dogs. This interactive exhibition provides a look into the world of canines with facts and other interesting bits of information and stamps too, of course. Singapore Philatelic Museum is open throughout the Lunar New Year weekend and will be having a special open house on the second day, 17 February 2018. Find out more about All About Dogs.
River Hongbao 2018
Gigantic lantern sets, shows and carnival stalls await at River Hongbao. This annual event at The Float @ Marina Bay promises to be a memorable outing for the entire family. It is open till 11 pm over the Chinese New Year 2018 long weekend, with extended hours till 1 am on Chinese New Year’s Eve, 15 February 2018. Find out more about what to expect at River Hongbao 2018.
Gardens by the Bay
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View “Foo Dog” lanterns painted by community groups, watch lion dance performances and more at Gardens by the Bay during the Chinese New Year long weekend 2018. Dog owners can a visit on 18 February 2018 for A Pawsome Day, an event for dogs. After that, settle down for a screening of A Dog’s Purpose at Supertree Grove at 6 pm.
Enjoy paws-perous activities at Singapore Zoo over the Chinese New Year 2018 Long Weekend. Among the activities in store from 16 to 18 February include a brand new Animal Friends Show (featuring dogs, of course), a Dog Radical Challenge where you can pick up facts about canines and festive animal enrichments around the various animal exhibits. Read more about Chinese New Year activities at Singapore’s wildlife parks.
Bringing new meaning to the term, “Spring is in the Air”, is AIRZONE Singapore. This suspended net playground at City Square Mall is open throughout the Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2018. Bounce on down to experience it yourself. Read more about AIRZONE Singapore.
Have a great Chinese New Year 2018 Long Weekend!