7 Chinese New Year Traditions And Their Significance

CNY Market 2016

One of the most highly anticipated festivals for the Chinese has to be the annual Chinese New Year. Based on the lunar calendar, the festival falls on the first day of the first month which is unlike the international New Year, and it differs every year.

Chinese New Year is the time when families get together, and for foreigners who make use of this holiday to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion. An important aspect of this festivity is also its traditions which have been kept for many generations.

If you have always been curious about the significance of spring cleaning and why are we told by our parents to stay up past midnight on the Eve of Chinese New Year, let us share with you 7 Chinese New Year Traditions And Their Significance. READ ON

Grand Hyatt Singapore – Chinese New Year Takeaway Promotion 2017

Grand Hyatt Singapore CNY Takeaways

Is it your turn to host lunar dinner this Chinese New year or are you thinking of bringing an auspicious gift along when you go for your house visits? While we prep for all the upcoming parties, the common “problem” is—what should we cook/ buy?

Well, not everyone is made for the kitchen and we know how much hassle it is to whip up an entire dinner or even just a dish for pot-luck. This is when takeaways save us.

Enjoy a fuss-free lunar celebration with Chinese New Year takeaways from Grand Hyatt Singapore’s shop at mezza9 from now until 11 Feb 2017. Toss to a greater year with yu sheng takeaways (S$51.35 nett) and munch on a wide array of homemade cookies, tarts and other festive delights. These lunar goodies are so beautifully packaged, they would surely be befitting for all your house parties. READ ON

Resorts World Sentosa CNY 2017 – Win More Than S$3,000,000 Worth Of Prizes

RWS CNY 2017

Two more weeks to Chinese New Year and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is all prepped and ready to ring in the new year with good fortune. As part of the Lunar celebrations, you can expect a whole line up of festivities, more than S$3,000,000 worth of prizes to be won and 8,888 lobsters will be served throughout Resorts World Sentosa’s huge variety of restaurants.

Now, we’re talking.

Be thrilled about sure-win prizes and a chance to win S$88,000 in cash, a brand new Citroën C4 Hatch, Poh Heng’s diamond jewellery sets and even a stay in the luxurious Ocean Suite with the Grand Lucky Draws* that will take place on 05 and 12 February 2017. Everyone will win a prize simply by spending S$100* (Mastercard® cardholders only need to spend S$80*) in a single receipt. Stand a chance to win RISIS golden eggs, Canon products, SilkAir air tickets and so much more!

Resorts World Sentosa is also treating you to amazing eats at their celebrity chef restaurants where reunion dinners are most befitting to be held at. There may be plenty of Lunar promotions out there, but this one at Resorts World Sentosa is pretty damn epic.

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7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting

Sustainable Yusheng

With Christmas barely over, many of us are still feeling guilty about the Christmas feasts we had indulged in. It certainly doesn’t help that the Chinese New Year festivities are starting slightly earlier this year, with it being held at the end of January.

The first few days are usually celebrated with an endless amount of sinful, yet delicious food and snacks. However, it is still possible to maintain your waistline without going on an extreme diet.

Here are 7 Simple Ways To Survive Chinese New Year Feasting.

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Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Trove of Chinese New Year Gastronomic Treasures 2017

Wan Hao Chinese New Year

With the Lunar New Year happening this month end, we bet you are just as excited about the festive season as much as we are! Some of the most important Lunar New Year traditions include the annual reunion dinners, gatherings with friends and definitely the festive feastings. And, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has ingeniously come up with a multitude of ways to elevate your celebrations to new heights.

From 09 January to 11 February 2017, you and your loved ones can embrace the full splendour of the year of the Fire Rooster with resplendent Lunar New Year reunion specials, lavish takeaway goodies, buffets and symbolic treats!

Our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ and book the Chinese New Year Eve Set Menu before 15 January 2017 to enjoy 20% off (minimum of 6 pax).

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Mitzo’s CNY Reunion Dinner 2017 – This Is One Dinner That Will Impress Everyone

Mitzo CNY 17

Every year, there are festivities and occasions that we look forward to, because those are times when we would gather with our loved ones over good food. Chinese New Year is one of them, and family dinners are so precious.

Because it is a yearly tradition, we always pick the best restaurants for our dinners. Well, there is no need to scrimp when it comes to treating your family, yes?

Mitzo is a perennial favourite among each and everyone in our family, and its Lunar feast is nothing short of luxurious and resplendent.

We had first dips of the set menus and boy, you need to bring your family there. The modern Cantonese cuisine will wow both the young and old.

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Auspicious Meanings Behind 8 Chinese New Year Goodies

Bak Kwa

The annual celebration of Chinese New Year sees endless baked treats and other savoury delights being sold, served and consumed by Chinese communities in Singapore throughout the 15-day festive period.

Ever wondered why the exchange of Mandarin Oranges is so important, and why there would always be pineapple tarts in each home?

The repetition of Chinese New Year Goodies is no random occurrence, as each snack is essentially symbolic of a meaningful purpose. The next time someone in the family asks, “Why do we always have to eat xxx during Chinese New Year?”, you will find the answer(s) to him/her here in our beginner’s guide to the Auspicious Meaning Behind 8 Chinese New Year Goodies.

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20 Restaurants That Will Be Open During Chinese New Year 2016

CNY Restaurants 2016

Chinese New Year is a two-day public holiday in Singapore. Everyone will be busy with the customary house visiting, and it seems that every year, most dining establishments will be not be open during that period.

But there will always be some of us who want dine out with our families, or are simply not into house visiting.

If you are one of those, fret not. From having your regular cafe fare to buffet spreads, here are 20 Restaurants That Will Be Open During Chinese New Year 2016.

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10 Types of People You Meet At A Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner

Chinese New Year Dinner

It is that time of the year again – Chinese New Year. The time of amazing food, quality time with family and overnight mahjong.

If you celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore, you would know that house visiting is mostly a must, and you spend pretty much the whole day going from one house to another – to reconnect with relatives, have some food, and to collect or give out red packets.

With that, you will notice that everywhere you go, there are certain types of people and they are generally the same at every house. Here are 10 Types of People at A Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner.

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Chinese New Year 2016 – Culture Performances & Countdown Parties

Lanterns CNY 2016

The 15-day long Chinese New Year festival is an annual spectacular fiesta in Singapore and 2016 is no exception. It is not just about the customary house visiting and red packet gifting – there is so much ongoing outside too! For starters, visit the Chinatown precinct and join in the good cheer; savour Lunar New Year goodies and photograph the flamboyant light show etc.

Venture beyond the neighbourhood of Chinatown to catch Asia’s largest street performance Chingay Parade and the various Huayi Festival performances at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

If Chinatown’s festive street bazaar is not for you, these are 3 Activities That You Can Enjoy For Chinese New Year 2016.
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5 Fun Things To Do In Singapore This Chinese New Year 2016

CNY Lights Display 2016

Chinese New Year in Singapore is an annual affair like no other. Every year, we are treated to stunning light displays, and Chinatown truly lights up beautifully for the lunar festival. We can’t deny that we grew up looking forward to the different decorations and lights every year.

Besides going from house to house to call on our relatives and friends, there is actually so much you can do before or after the actual day, as the Lunar New Year spans across a total of 15 days.

Here, we have 5 Fun Things To Do This Chinese New Year 2016 in Singapore – time to jazz up the lunar new year!

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7 Chinese New Year Food Hacks You Need To Know Now

Pen Cai

Chinese New Year is no doubt one of the most hectic months of the year, especially if you are the appointed one to take charge of all the preparations. The lunar festivity is meant for fun and lots of time with the family, so would it not be nice to lessen any burden you have with some tips and hacks?

When it comes to prepping the menu, there is so much you can do to make your lives easier. And we can assure you that with these steps, you will have a mistake-proof Chinese New Year; food hacks really save our lives.

Here are some Chinese New Year 2016 Food Hacks You Need To Know Now.

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Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Market 2016 – Here’s What To Expect

Chinatown 2016

This year’s Chinese New Year Market is just like any other – full of yummy festive treats to bag home, and many other Chinese New Year-related decor and products. But we are seeing a lot more unique snacks and flavours this year that we have never encountered before.

CNY Lights Display 2016

As Singapore progresses along with food trends and the digital age, one-of-a-kind snacks and ideas are introduced to the annual market so as to constantly impress and excite.

We took a stroll down the different lanes and found some really interesting gems that are worth making a trip down for. If you are new to Singapore, you should also soak up the festive mood and experience the bustling annual market that Singaporeans love! Here is What To Expect At Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Market 2016.

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