Welcome the Year of the Monkey in Singapore

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway Singapore : Welcome the Year of the Monkey in Singapore
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway Singapore : Welcome the Year of the Monkey in Singapore

There’s a lot of ‘monkeying around’ in the Lion City during the lead up to Chinese New Year this year – decorations festooned around the docks and the traditional performances are based around the inquisitive creatures, which usher in the Year of the Monkey. Skip along to Chinatown, too, where Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road showcase 2,668 lanterns – a record high!

Singapore this year sets a new blaze when it comes to fireworks. For the first time, the spectacular 3-minute displays will be held at 9 pm on all nine nights of the holiday. Watch them from the River Hongbao at Marina Bay’s floating platform. There will be special countdown display on Chinese New Year’s Day, February 7, 2016.

I love how this city bursts to life on New Year, and I’m sure you will, too. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Jensters! – Happy New Year. Get out and have a happy Spring Festival!

As one festival winds down, another starts. If you are in town on February 14 with your loved one, do not forget Valentine’s Day. My hotel makes it easy to impress with a four-course candlelit dinner served up on the rooftop, complete with pristine views of the skyline. Ask my team to make your reservation.