22 Jan '12, 11am

Chinatown ready to usher in Year of the Dragon

SINGAPORE: Celebrations in Singapore's Chinatown to ring in the Lunar New Year will be in full swing in a matter of hours. Revellers will be treated to a countdown party, centred on the theme "A Bountiful Year of the Dragon." Chinatown has been bustling since afternoon. Many had turned up to do their last minute shopping to welcome the Year of the Dragon. Be it decorations, red packets or goodies, many were at the festive bazaar that has been going on for the last few weeks. Thousands of people are expected to turn up at the countdown party at Chinatown. Organisers are going through the last minute touches before the performances begin at about 9.30pm. Revellers can expect a slew of performances from MediaCorp artistes, who will be singing a medley of festive songs and playing interactive games. There will also be fireworks display to look forward to and the 140 strands of...

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