30 Jun '15, 6am

14 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Singapore

Composed of citizens from various walks of life, the city of Singapore comes alive when celebrating the Chinese New Year . Starting on January 1 and lasting through the 15 of January, families reunite and come together to celebrate the start of the new year. Relatives will bring younger children tiny red bags filled with money, referred to as "hong bao" and will garb themselves in new clothes for the sole purpose of rejoicing the new year. Families head to Chinatown to experience this area all lit up and decked out with markets and decorations. This lively atmosphere thrives the most during the Chinatown Street Light Up, where lion dancers, fire eaters and dance troupes parade throughout the area, putting on a show you will never forget. Make sure to catch the focus of all activities: the Chingay Parade. This parade dazzles everyone with out-of-this-world performances; col...

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