Singapore (VNA) – A warm welcome and
lively atmosphere has overwhelmed corners of Singapore and everyone is gearing up for Lunar New Year 2022 with hopes of a “stronger” year after two years of Covid-19 pandemic.
Central streets and community centers in residential areas of Singapore were brilliantly decorated, while many cultural activities have been and will be organized to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.
The highlight of the festive activities is the festival of lights with the theme “Inaugurating a Roaring New Year”, which will last until March 2.
This year’s organizers have also collaborated with exhibitors to display tiger sculptures in Kreta Ayer Square to raise awareness about the conservation of this animal.
A wishing tree has been installed at Chinatown Point Atrium until February 17. Visitors can donate a minimum of 2 SGD (1.49 USD) for a greeting card. All proceeds will be donated to a welfare fund to support struggling seniors and low-income families.
Due to complicated developments of COVID-19, a Lunar New Year Market in Chinatown will not be held to reduce crowds. However, stalls selling products serving the festival in Smith, Pagoda, Trengganu and Sago streets will remain open until New Year‘s Eve to meet the shopping demand of the people.
Another iconic part of Singapore’s New Year celebration is the Hongbao River Festival, which will take place at Gardens by the Bay from January 30 to February 6. Residents and visitors can enjoy entertainment games and artistic performances here./.