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Five things to do this weekend (Jan 7-9)

Time to get into the festive mood again!

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 7 January 2022, 2:04 PM

It’s the start of the new year, but yet another festive season is coming soon!

Chinese New Year is less than a month away, so it’s time to start getting into the festive mood! 

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jan 7-9): 

1. Get into the CNY mood at Chinatown

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PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/PEH LIAN SOON

 

While the annual Chinese New Year festive street bazaar and countdown party will be cancelled for the second year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinatown will still be decked for the festive season. 

This year, the main highlight is a lantern display of five tigers designed by students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design. The lanterns are meant to signify reunion, harmony and prosperity. 

They are hung along Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road and lits up daily at 7pm until March 2.

2. Go CNY shopping

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PHOTO CREDIT: TAKASHIMAYA

If the Chinatown lanterns displays aren’t enough to get you in the CNY mood, perhaps going to a CNY fair will! 

Takashimaya’s annual CNY fair is back with over 30 brands of snacks, reunion delicacies and festive decorations that you can get your hands on. This includes popular brands such as Christine’s by The Cookie Museum, Mdm Ling Bakery and King of Melon Seeds.

Address: Takashimaya Shopping Centre – 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872 (Talking Hall, B1 and Food Hall, B2)

Event Period: until Jan 30

3. Eat some bak kwa chicken puffs

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PHOTO CREDIT: OLD CHANG KEE

 

In light of CNY, Old Chang Kee is putting out three new food offerings until Feb 13. 

In particular, we can’t wait to try the Dendeng Bak Kwa Chicken’O (S$2.60), which is a savoury bak kwa puff with “a hint of spicy sweetness”. It is stamped with one of four auspicious Chinese words for extra huat-ness. 

You can also try the new Heng Heng Pineapple Pie (S$1.60) and Ha Ha Tiger Prawn OnStik (S$1.90 per piece), which aptly ushers in the Year of the Tiger.

4. Get some new hand sanitisers

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PHOTO CREDIT: LIFEBUOY SINGAPORE

 

To stay clean this festive season, Lifebuoy has released five new hand sanitisers featuring beloved characters from Winnie the Pooh. The sanitisers are priced at S$3.90 and are available at Giant, Watsons, PRIME and 7-Eleven, as well as online ecommerce sites like Shopee, Lazada, and RedMart. 

Additionally, if you spend more than S$8 on Lifebuoy Disney products at 7-Eleven or Watsons, you can redeem a set of six Winnie the Pooh red packets. 

5. Collect a LEGO of the Singapore skyline

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PHOTO CREDIT: LEGO

 

Calling all LEGO collectors! There is a new LEGO set of the Singapore skyline up for grabs! 

Consisting of 827 LEGO blocks and measuring over 11 inches wide, this is the longest LEGO architecture skyline yet. The set features the iconic Marina Bay Sands and Garden by the Bay’s Supertree Grove, as well as details of the CBD area, including Clarke Quay, One Raffles Place and Singapore River. 

The Singapore skyline set can be purchased at LEGO certified stores. 


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