City News captures some of the action in the week leading up to the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Contributed By Yong Yung Shin
One of the most quintessential symbols of the New Year is the pineapple—pineapple tarts are a festive staple, as are pineapple-shaped ornaments. This is because in the Hokkien dialect, pineapple is called ong lai, which sounds like “arrival of good fortune.”
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In multi-ethnic Singapore, Chinese New Year is a time for family members to reunite, have a fresh start, and usher in another year of blessings and happiness.
So head on down to Chinatown and soak in the ambience of it all this Chinese New Year.