How Singapore Welcomes the Year of the Dog

Beach in Sentosa IslandSingapore takes pride in its many different attractions that cater to all ages and preferences. There’s Universal Studios, the S.E.A. Aquarium, and the many other attractions found on the island of Sentosa.

What about festivals then? Singaporeans love their festivities, with one of the biggest attractions during the end of the year: The New Year Countdown Party at Siloso Beach. However, this is not the only fun and exciting New Year activity on the Island.

Starting the New Year Right

Singaporeans are all about prosperity, and you can join this celebratory mood as they usher in wealth, health, and good luck for this coming Lunar New Year, which starts on the 16th of February, 2018. It is one of the nation’s most important events, as many Singaporeans prepare for this most important of all New Year celebrations.

Best of all, you can begin celebrating early by heading to the beautifully-lit Chinatown for its annual Street Light-Up event. Seeing all those artfully-crafted lanterns will put you in a festive mood even before the actual celebration.

The River Hongbao Festival

This riverside festival has become a yearly staple in Singapore’s top must-attend events. Many locals consider it as a propitious way to welcome the New Year. Taking place at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, you can expect dazzling displays of fireworks, delicious food selections, majestic lanterns, and of course, performances from various artists. Don’t worry if you miss the first day of the festival; you have nine more days to enjoy the festival.

Prepare your Visit to Singapore

There’s no better time than now to start planning your trip to this beautiful Asian country. Include activities that will help you see the various celebrations to start the New Year right. This way, you can better prepare your itinerary, enjoy your Singapore holiday, and receive good luck for the coming year.