Entering the new year, we look forward to new beginnings and new experiences. This year, the Lunar New Year festivities are arriving earlier than usual, but there’s a lot more coming up around our island beyond the festive cheers. If you’re looking out for more to explore, here are 15 things to do this January.
COLLECT ODE TO ART’S NEW RED PACKETS
As a renowned gallery filled with vibrant and contemporary art pieces, Ode to Art conveys their well-wishes every Lunar New Year with creative and fun designs of their own. This year, they welcome the Year of the Rabbit with 3 bright and colourful red packet designs that are equally auspicious and visually stunning. There’s the blue 旺旺 HONG BAO with a Koi imprint, floral motifs, and sparrows, classic red 888 HONG BAO with auspicious lucky coins, and the 兴旺 HONG BAO with peonies inside. Make any purchase from Ode to Art during this festive season to receive the exclusive red packets for free!
CREATE FUN MEMORIES WITH THE FAMILY
Zooming into Chinese New Year this turn of year, create more beloved moments with your loved ones this season of reunion with The LEGO Group as they join in the CNY fun with new and exclusive Lunar New Year sets and a series of exciting activities and promotions at Suntec City. Happening from Jan 12 to Feb 05, head on over to Suntec City’s Atrium for the LEGO Prosperity Burrows event, where you’ll get to team up and participate in adventures such as the Prosperity Carrot Hunt, add your own unique touch to a life-size LEGO Lunar New Year greeting, catch special appearances by LEGO mascots with limited-edition red packets, and plenty of photo opportunities around the space!
ELEVATE YOUR CNY LOOK WITH ECCO
Leap into the Year of the Rabbit with ECCO’s renowned range of comfortable and stylish footwear. With their array of choices – from heels to flats and sneakers – you’ll easily be able to go about your visiting and still look good at it. Highlights to consider for this CNY include their Street Lite Women’s Sneaker In Multi Colour White, 2nd Cozmo Men’s Slide Sandal, Biom C-Trail Women’s Shoe, and Anine Women’s Sling-Back Flats In Hibiscus. In line with the season’s festivities, they’re also giving away instant rebates of up to $68 for ECCO purchases via the free Spin The Bunny online game available on their website, as well as a complimentary ECCO Angpao set with two $50 ECCO gift vouchers with every minimum spend of $388.
ENGAGE IN ENRICHING ARTS AND CRAFT ACTIVITIES
In conjunction with the Singapore Art Week, the Singapore Art Museum has launched a series of eye-opening programmes and activities designed for all ages from now till Jan 15. Unleash your child’s creativity as they come up with their own creatures inspired by Haegue Yang’s unique sculptures and design their own pin badges, or join SAM on a late-night party where they visit highlights like a crafters’ Night Market, take us on curated tours of the staff’s favourite artworks, vibe to the beats of Disco, House, and Techno music, and so much more to welcome a brand new year.
FIND THE PERFECT GIFT WITH GLENFIDDICH’S LIMITED-EDITION CNY PACKS
Continuing the tradition of their annual Chinese New Year gift packs, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky collaborates with award-winning Chinese illustrator Yixin Zeng this year to unveil four exquisite Journey to Extraordinary gift packs filled with vibrant patterns and expressive texture that’ll definitely wow everyone. Featuring the iconic Glenfiddich Stag amidst a series of fantastical scenes, each gift pack comes with a bottle of the brand’s exceptional whisky – available with their 12, 15, and 18 Year Old variants, as well as the coveted Reserva Rum Cask 21 Year Old – and a branded highball glass or nosing dram housed within a beautiful box. From Jan 11 to 15, watch Yixin Zeng’s illustrations comes to life at the Glenfiddich Lunar New Year Pop-up, held in collaboration with 1855 The Bottle Shop and located at Suntec City Atrium Tower 3 & 4.
GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO VISIT OUR BIGGEST WINTER WONDERLAND ATTRACTION
Following the overwhelming response from their run last December, Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice is making a comeback from Jan 07 to 29 to answer to the huge demand here for their snow and ice experience. Head on over for unforgettable moments with your loved ones at the biggest winter-themed pop-up playground to hit our shores, bonding over time in an igloo, going down ice slides, trying out winter games, taking pictures in soft, fresh snow, and many other magical experiences without having to leave our tropical island.
GO VEGAN WITH FLASH COFFEE
Specially for the month of January – from now till Jan 31 – add one more to your new year resolutions by taking on a plant-based alternative whenever you grab your favourite Flash Coffee fix. In collaboration with OATSIDE, all oat milk upgrades during this period will be complimentary. For fans of oat milk beverages, every purchase of an oat milk drink at Flash Coffee’s flagship in orchardgateway will entitle you to a free spin on their sure-win gachapon machine, where you stand a chance to win exclusive OATSIDE merchandise, a week’s worth of free coffee, and more!
GRAB A CNY-THEMED TUMBLER FEATURING LINE FRIENDS
Looking out to surprise your colleagues, friends, and loved ones with special gifts this season? Shop at Cheers and FairPrice Xpress to choose from their wide array of exquisite gift sets, hampers, and delicious goodies. For your party needs, you’ll even get to conveniently stock up on snacks, food items, and party beverages. With every $5 spent at Cheers and FairPrice Xpress, you’ll get to snag yourself the limited-edition tumbler – available in 4 different variants of your favourite LINE FRIENDS characters – at just $9.90.
JOIN A SWING DANCE PARTY IN THE SKIES
Come Jan 17, for one night only, bask in the charming tunes of jazz and captivating dance performance by SwingStation SG as you take in the beautiful night scene at the rooftop of Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena. Led by renowned swing dance instructors, get transported to a 1940s hall party as you engage in an evening of mesmerising fun and introductory swing dance lessons.
MAKE NEW DISCOVERIES AT THE SCIENCE CENTRE
Start the year with a bang and immerse in a series of meaningful activities and learning journeys with Science Centre Singapore’s latest events. Engage the young ones with fun and interactive science experiments, celebrate the Lunar New Year at Butterflies Up-Close with a complimentary colouring session, or be enthralled with a live demonstration of their all-new musical Tesla Coils this season!
PARTICIPATE IN JURONG POINT’S CNY SPRING CELEBRATIONS
Usher in the Year of the Rabbit with the whole family at Jurong Point as they roll out a series of exciting deals and giveaways this season. What’s more: fans get a chance to redeem exclusive M Malls Pokémon merchandise – including red packets and tote bags – to add to their collection. Shoppers stand to win an OSIM uDream Pro Well-being Chair and other amazing prizes with this season’s Prosperity Lucky Draw, as well as specially curated Fortune Bags worth up to 2x and 3x their retail value from brands such as Harvey Norman, Fragrance Bak Kwa, Bee Cheng Hiang, Laneige, and more. On Jan 27, head on down to witness an awe-inspiring Lion and Dragon Dance performance by Wenyang Lion Dance Troupe and pose for picture with the God of Fortune.
SNAG A PIECE OF THE LIMITED EDITION KIPLING X HELLO KITTY CNY COLLECTION
Teaming up once again for another irresistible collection, Sanrio and Kipling launches their latest capsule collection in special celebration of the upcoming Year of the Rabbit. Paying homage to the zodiac year, catch the iconic Hello Kitty in an adorable rabbit costume as you re-live your childhood and welcome the new year with refreshed vibrance. The versatile collection features a whole range of functional options, from mini backpacks to stylish crossbody pouches and distinct accessories in two colourways: a sleek black design with gold accents, and the fan-favourite light pink.
TASTE THE BRAND NEW MAGNUM ICE CREAM
Ring in the Year of the Rabbit with Magnum as they celebrate the auspicious occasion with an all-new, limited-edition Osmanthus Oolong flavour! Their second Asian-inspired offering, the Magnum Osmanthus Oolong is a charming treat bearing the floral fragrance of Osmanthus and rich taste of roasted Oolong tea, all encased within the brand’s signature cracking white Belgian chocolate shell. It’s available for a limited time only, so be sure to grab it now at all major supermarkets and delivery platforms.
WELCOME NEW BEGINNINGS AT CITY SQUARE MALL
Look forward to a brand new chapter this year with City Square Mall as they usher in the new year with celebratory rewards, promotions, and activities in tandem with Chinese New Year. From now till Feb 05, shoppers get to redeem a set of exclusive red packets and a Reusable Lucky Carrot Bag with every $88 spent. With every $168 spent, you’ll also get a $10 CDL Gift Voucher and a Merchant Voucher Prosperity Pack! Happening till Jan 20, snap a photo or video of your best bunny impression, post with the mall’s CNY decorations, then post it onto City Square Mall’s Facebook page and you may even win yourself up to 4 pairs of Golden Village tickets. Want to learn more about your Zodiac’s forecast for the upcoming year? Check out the mall’s Zodiac Forecast by Way Fengshui display located at level 1, or go on the hunt for 8 carrot stickers hidden around the mall – collect them all to win $100 worth of Haidilao Hot Pot vouchers. To bask in the atmosphere brought on by a majestic Lion and Dragon Dance performance, be sure to drop by on Jan 30 before 1.30pm.
WIN YOURSELF A NEW, SINGAPORE-EXCLUSIVE MAHJONG SET
Go big this auspicious season with TamJai SamGor and their limited-edition Mahjong set! From now till Jan 18, earn yourself a chance to snag one of just 16 exclusive sets by simply enjoying any of the brand’s Zha Jiang Mixian. Every order qualifies for one chance to win, so be sure to drop by any of their 10 outlets island-wide whenever you can to really amp up your chances. Go on social media and tag as many of your friends on TamJai Samgor’s Facebook and Instagram posts to earn even greater chances. And while you’re at it, don’t miss out on their latest Zha Jiang Mixian with Cod Fish Maw as well.