6 Ways to Spend Your Chinese New Year Long Weekend

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Aside from scarlet ornaments, skilfully crafted lanterns, jaw-dropping dragon and lion dances, and elegant traditional performances, this year, Chinese New Year brings us a long weekend as well.

If you’re planning on sitting your little tyke in front of the television and curling up on the bed yourself, we understand the sentiment, but why coop yourself up at home when there is so much you could do? Let’s paint the town red this holiday!

Here are 6 out of the many ways you could spend your long weekend.

1. Hang Out at the Malls

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What do we not lack in? Shopping malls, that’s what.

Shopping malls around our little red dot have plenty in store for you and your little ones in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Take your pick and swing by a different mall every day.

To list some of your options, there’s a Springfest Carnival happening at City Square Mall, Prosperity Games Carnival at Bedok Mall, Chinese New Year Craft Workshops at the various Frasers Malls, and power-packed festive performances at AMK Hub.  

2. Usher in the Year of the Boar at the Museum

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Sit back and enjoy traditional Chinese puppetry at National Museum of Singapore, immerse yourselves in the enchanting tunes of Guzheng at Singapore Philatelic Museum, and be prepared to get messy making floral collages at National Gallery Singapore.

Of course that’s not all that is happening at the museums, to find out what else is line-up, be sure to check out the respective sites.  

3. Dine Out with Your Little Ones

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Leave the cooking at home and ordering take-outs for another day, instead dress up in your prettiest outfits, gather your little ones, ah gongs and ah mas and enjoy a leisurely dinner at a nice restaurant.

If you’re worried about having to gobble up your food before your toddler tires of waiting, we’ve got your backs covered with this list of 10 Best Kids-Friendly Restaurants.


4. Getaway from the Bustling City

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Wish you could spend this Chinese New Year differently? Then leave all your to-dos at our shores and take a short trip away from the home waters. You can kick off your shoes and lay back on the sand and soak in some Vitamin D, or put on a life vest for some heart-pounding water-action. Catch some ideas with our list of 6 Short Family-Friendly Getaways from Singapore. Don’t fret if you’re a land-person, we’ve got you covered as well.

5. Volunteer for a Cause

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If you’ve got a little bit of free time, why not spend it on a good cause by volunteering with your little ones? This way, your tots will be able to experience the impacts of being charitable first-hand.

You could pick up litter at your neighbourhood park, visit an elderly at a home, or you could volunteer with an organization. If you’re still feeling at lost, these 5 Places to Volunteer at in Singapore will start you off.

6. Chill Out at an Indoor Playground

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And when you’re all tapped out of energy keeping up with your munchkins, pop into an indoor playground and let them loose on the slides, rides, ball pits, climbing walls, and plenty more play equipment that’s sure to keep them busy for a long long time. Check out this 5 Themed Indoor Playgrounds or our List of Indoor Playgrounds in Singapore for more options.


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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