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What do you do over CNY?

Postby Monika0206 » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:11 am

Hi,

I am curious to find out what people do over CNY if you don't really celebrate it or have Chinese Family. I have been living in Singapore for over 7 years now and tried all kind of things:

- traveling: difficult because everything is booked plus its expensive
- staying at home / going to the park / inviting friends: usually what we do
- going to Batam over long weekend: super crowded...
- going to Malaysia by car: omg

Any other ideas? How do you spend the long weekend?

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:16 am

Its my first CNY here. Thought I might sample the atmosphere in China Town other than that I am also looking for ideas.

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Postby taxico » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 6:31 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Its my first CNY here. Thought I might sample the atmosphere in China Town other than that I am also looking for ideas.


FYI it's th busiest on lunar new year's eve (saturday) and possibly on friday too, mostly quiet on day #1 (sunday), and more or less back to normal by day 3.

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Postby Monika0206 » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 9:05 am

Hi,

Chinatown is a must, that's for sure and its a great yet very busy atmosphere. But make sure to go until Friday or max. Saturday, I believe its then closed for several days. Not sure about Sunday, but Monday and Tuesday certainly very quiet.

Gong Xi Fa Chai :)

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 9:30 am

Yes, and this is a general remark for all the people new around. CNY is probably the only time in SG when majority of local businesses are shut down. This include some retail chains like Fairprice (not sure about Coldstorage) so plan your shopping ahead.

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Postby Saint » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:02 am

x9200 wrote:Yes, and this is a general remark for all the people new around. CNY is probably the only time in SG when majority of local businesses are shut down. This include some retail chains like Fairprice (not sure about Coldstorage) so plan your shopping ahead.


Giant is open all the way through with normal hours

Below are a few links to CNY opening hours


NTUC Fairprice

Giant

Cold Storage

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Postby BedokAmerican » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 11:13 am

National Museum of Singapore has free admission from 10am-6pm Sunday (Feb 10).

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Postby Brah » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:05 pm

I'd be interested to know if there are any timings for events down at Chinatown, might make for a good photo opportunity.

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Postby taxico » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:55 pm

why won't you list the individual events, rate them from best to not, indicate the buses and mrt stations nearest to said events, and show us the fastest way home after?

why??!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 2:17 pm

:tongue: :-({|= :-k :devil: :oops!: :shit:

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Postby Brah » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 3:10 pm

Thanks for those.

I bet it's going to be a nightmare down there this weekend, worse if it rains.

Plus I think there are more tourists in town for this.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 3:14 pm

This will in all probability be our last CNY in SG.

We are planning to go today evening to Chinatown MRT and have look at the festive streets, shops etc. Will it be extremely crowded today? Will tomorrow be better?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 3:49 pm

Tomorrow will be all closed up as it's the 1st day the the lunar new year. You need to go tonight (even then it will probably close up early in the evening).

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 4:55 pm

Thanks SMS. We are heading there right now.


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