Once you are done tossing your lo hei, snapped a gazillion Insta-worthy Chinatown photos and exhausted our Chinese New Year guide, we’ve found the family attractions open during Chinese New Year 2019 so you can carry on the celebrations over the Lunar New Year in Singapore. Hang out with underwater dragons, find Cookie Monster in a mandarin collar, and see lions dancing at the zoo. Gong xi fa cai to you all!
While the real lions may not be dancing, the residents at Singapore Zoo will be getting their festive treats, and kids are invited to join the zoo-diac trail and meet some aus-pig-cious special guests as part of the Lunar New Year season. Fairytale characters will be popping out of books to give you a special trip down the Story Walk.
Sentosa is really laying on the Chinese New Year feels with its family attractions – Madame Tussauds, Skyline Luge, KidZania, and more – celebrating the festive season with lots of special events, Mandopop performances, fortune telling and big prize giveaways (worth over $88,888!). Jump on a monorail for a family weekend of adventure.
Step out of the heat (or rain!) and into the Art Science Museum where kiddos will love the dazzling Future World interactive digital playground. No swings and slides, but plenty of colourful exploration to be had in this hands-on, must-see exhibit.
We all love a dragon dance, but have you ever seen an underwater dragon dance? Dive into a Sea of Abundance over at S.E.A. Aquarium for a huge dose of auspicious celebrations: don’t forget to check out the shark exhibition!
Make a big splash over CNY by packing your swimmers and heading over to the east side of town to Wild Wild Wet, where you’ll be guaranteed a whole day of wild and wet escapades! With up to 15 rides, this is one of the few places in Singapore where kids of ALL ages will be kept amused for hours. In fact, it’s so cool, why not make a staycation of it at the integrated D’Resort to extend the adventure?
Gardens by the Bay is awash with colour, performances and all things Chinese New Year for a real Spring Surprise, and is open throughout the festive season. Expect beautiful floral displays, lion dances on poles and and music performances as part of the lineup. There’s also plenty of room for scootering, and some great Asian eats at Satay by the Bay, so you’re good for a whole day of adventure.
Craving some thrills and spills? The Marina Bay Carnival will be open during Chinese New Year for you to zip around on swings, get soaked on a jungle raft and bounce around on over 50 rides and games. Head over on the 5th and 6th February, 5-6pm for LED lion dance performances and a roving God of Fortune mascot. The carnival will also be ending the celebrations with another round of performances on 19 February, 9-10pm.
Minions and the Sesame Street gang in cheongsams, Monster Lo Hei interactive shows and dazzling dancing dragons are just some of the e-pig happenings at Universal Studios Singapore during Chinese New Year. Don’t forget to check out our guide to acing the perfect day out at this action-packed adventure park before heading over.
Top image: Resorts World Sentosa
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