Chinese New Year Light-Up 2019

Orchard Road Light-Up 2017

Chinese New Year is around the corner - come experience an exciting and vibrant 7 weeks long performances in Chinatown starting from 20 January to 6 March 2019!


Themed “Celebration of Abundance and Prosperity”, this year’s Chinese New Year 2019 will be lit with Piglet-themed light-up, conceptualised and designed by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The light-up will be hanged along South Bridge Road forming a Chinese character ‘Spring’ that can be seen from an aerial view.

The light-up will commence on 19 January - 6 March 2019. The opening ceremony will feature various performances by troupes from Singapore and Asia-Pacific who will also be competing in a ticketed lion dance competition held in Kreta Ayer Square on 26th of January.


Witness the beautifully displayed lanterns and the colourful decorations and join the Chinese New Year countdown party hosted by Mediacorp artists on 4th of February, featuring performances of festive songs, skits and interactive games, as well as more firecrackers and fireworks. Experience non-stop revelry with bright colours while learning rich Chinese culture and heritage.


And that’s not all! Visitors can enjoy a host of activities, including the 420-stall Festive Street Bazaar, where you can find festive snacks/goodies as well as traditional clothing.


The annual street performance and float parade, Chingay 2019, will make an appearance in Chinatown this year on 17th of February to bring the celebrations to a great height but also marking the end of the Chinese New Year Celebrations. Head down to the Heartlands for a vibrant night that includes special performances and not forgetting the 10 over beautifully decorated floats.


Did you know that Hotel 81 Chinatown is located just across the 13m-tall, 100m-long rooster lantern and all our other hotels are located within 15 minutes, by car or taxi, from Chinatown? We are also well connected to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), bus-stops and eateries should you want to fill your tummy before heading out.


If you are in Singapore for the Chinese New Year light up and require affordable accommodation, look no further.


Other Key Highlights:
Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party: 4 February 2019

Chingay @ Chinatown (largest street performance and float parade in Asia): 17 February 2019

Chinatown Walking Trail (a free expedition covering Kreta Ayer Road, Sago Street, Pagoda Street, and New Bridge Road)

Photo Source: The Straits Time
Source: Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee

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