I just recently returned to Singapore from the USA and was immediately thrust into the fervor that accompanies Chinese New Year here in Singapore.
The first thing I saw on arrival, was the massive and quite beautiful "Year of The Horse" display at Changi Airport. Changi, really is the most wonderful airport and there is always something interesting to look at there.
The celebrations are this coming weekend, the first day of the Lunar New Year being Friday 31st January and the Year of the Horse will last until 18th February 2015.
The preparations have been going on for weeks, China Town has been buzzing. The market is groaning with vendors selling red and gold decorations, fruits, candies, lanterns and the red packets for the giving of money - an all important factor of CNY. The first weekend I am back in Singapore, my husband and I headed to China Town on a Saturday night to take a look at the lights, the decorations and check out the market. It was crazy! There were so many people it was hard to move at some points. In fact at one point we were stuck in a throng of people so tight that nobody was moving anywhere!
I did manage to snap some quick photos as we were passing through the market stalls. Needless to say we were not there very long. As soon as we were able, we made our escape and headed to a quieter part of town for a much needed beer!