The lanterns are out and the mandarins and pineapples tarts are flowing in: it’s Chinese New Year in Singapore! From a rookies’ guide to CNY, to the best festive events and dressing up the kids in one helluva fun Chinese New Year outfit, here’s everything you need to know about celebrating CNY with children!
First of all, if you’re a CNY rookie, take a little crash course with our beginners’ guide to Chinese New Year:
Or let these kiddos show you how it’s done: farewell the Year of the Monkey with a look back at our Chinese New Year video (and don’t miss the bloopers!)
Now really get into the CNY spirit by diving into colourful Chinatown – one of our fave neighbourhoods in Singapore to explore with kids!
Or, while you’re waiting for all this rain to stop, go on a little virtual trip to Chinatown with our photo essay of this vibrant pocket of the city…
Now you’re in the swing of things, get your CNY prep sorted at home:
Chinese New Year is the time to spruce up your home – and your wardrobe. Woohoo! So you’ll want to check out these CNY buys we love:
Now, get down to the serious business of filling your diary: we’ve found all the fun Chinese New Year events for families!
You’ll need to pick up some fun Chinese New Year outfits for the kids to wear to all those parties and family reunions, of course:
And get some CNY style tips from some cool Singaporean mums Bella Koh, Charmaine Seah and Aarika Lee…
Almost there folks! Now all you need is to add some final festive touches: these Chinese New Year craft projects for kids should do the trick!
Illustration: Aliff Tee for HoneyKids Asia