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The Ultimate CNY Guide to Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore this 2021

Intend to drop by your relative’s house in your auspicious colours or stay at home this Lunar New Year due to the advisories in place? This might be a really unique Chinese New Year 2020 as we adjust to the new normal without multiple house hopping. But… Fret not! The SG Lifestyle Editorial Team has you covered from head to toe in this post. Enjoy your mini celebrations in a safe manner with our suggestions of dressing styles, house decorations and tasty light bites to satisfy your cravings!


First things first: Get dressed in style

1) You’re the piña to my colada 🍍 by EM.MEzing NAILS

Decorate your nails with pineapples to stay huat all throughout Lunar New Year!

 

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2) Ornate reds by Emery & Co | Nail stickers

Alternatively, consider a more oriental style in bold colours. Since you can’t shout auspicious words during Lou Hei, let your nails do the talking.

3) Looted Luck from the Oriental lining collection by SuitYourself Singapore

Start by bringing your luck everywhere you go and keep winning at the tables with this piece of suit with tumbling mahjong tiles.

4) 16-Piece Limited Edition Capsule by Moschino

Choose from the 16-piece limited edition capsule collection that includes dresses, t-shirts, sweaters, trousers, bags, scarves and iPhone cases to usher in the Year of Ox.

The 2021 Chinese New Year limited edition collection will be available at Moschino paragon and MBS boutiques. Visit moschino.com for more.

5) Huat Bucket by Colorfüll store

Bring along this Huat Bucket and fill it with your ang pows or winnings.

 

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6) Madbury leather sneaker in red nubuck by Timberland

The Women’s Madbury Leather Sneaker ($229) boasts a super comfortable OrthoLite footbed and is made from responsibly-sourced materials. Feel that it’s pricey? Fear not. Timberland also offers an AR experience that users can access on the brand’s Instagram page. Look for the AR markers and scan them to unlock the virtual wishing tree; this tree will sprout a coupon that can be used on Timberland’s website or stores.

7) GMW-B5000RD by G-SHOCK

Flash your new GMW-B5000RD watch that features a full-metal watch case and strap with a bold red ion-plated (IP) finish. Cut short your conversations and questions from longwinded relatives and let them know that you need to go to the next visiting location or home.

8) Get your nails done by @yournailsloft

It’s time to get your nails done this Chinese New Year – have a design in mind? Mynt from Yournailsloft will be able to do so!

9) Get your Hair Ready with Enso Hair Studio

Get those tresses ready for a brand new year with Enso Hair Studio located at Change Alley, Raffles Place!

 

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Secondly, impress your guests with these

10) Ox mugs and tumblers by Starbucks Singapore

Offer your guest drinks in these zodiac-inspired cups and watch their eyes sparkle and praise you for your good taste.

Available in stores, and on LazMall and Shopee Mall.

11) The Royal Flush – 福春财吉旺 by Hook on Hoops

Get these 5 inch embroidery hoops in Fortune, Spring, Wealth, Luck and Prosperity wordings to decorate your home and add to the festive mood.

 

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12) Disney’s Tsum Tsum 24K Gold-Plated medallions by Singapore Mint

Up your game by giving these Disney’s Tsum Tsum 24K Gold-Plated medallions to your guests instead of ang pow. They will definitely remember this special gift they received during CNY.

13) The Story of Nian from LEGO

With this 1,067 pieces LEGO set, you can explain the story of Nian to the kids and keep them entertained. Relate the tale to them and watch their imagination flow.

Get it at $109.90 from bricksworld.com.

14) JEKCA Festive building blocks by Hyggerium

If it isn’t enough, order and build your own Maneki-neko to bring more wealth to your home or customers for your business.

15) Fu tablet, Gold ingot and Mahjong soaps by slipperybusiness.sg

Get a Fu tablet, Gold ingot or even Mahjong tiles (in real size) in the form of handmade soaps. Enjoy good wealth for the rest of the year by washing away your bad luck. Good health will follow if you stay hygienic and clean your hands before feasting on our suggestions in the next segment.

Thirdly, satisfy your hunger pangs or cravings

16) Bak Kwa Cake by CANVAS COOKIES

Fans of bak kwa can rejoice and get this bak kwa cake that symbolises a lucky golden coin. Bring in more wealth and luck after filling your belly.

 

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17) Pineapple 肉干 Basque Cheese cake by Kelwhips

If a small bak kwa cake doesn’t satisfy your cravings, consider this unique Pineapple 肉干 Basque Cheese cake that will definitely be more than enough to give you the kick!

 

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18) CNY Nian Gao Tart from by Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Get your special nian gao sweet treats in three flavours. Select from your choice of Purple Sweet Potato S$32.00, Japanese Red Bean S$28.00 or their signature Yam and Cempedak Golden Nian Gao Tart.

 

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19) Keropok by mykeropok.sg

How can we celebrate CNY without Keropok as well? Comes in a set of 3 flavours. Crunch through all obstacles this year.

 

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20) White Rabbit Cornflake Cookies by Gin Thye

Continue crunching on this newly launched White Rabbit Cornflake Cookies. Each cornflake cookie has that signature milky, vanilla taste of White Rabbit candy.

A 300g jar of White Rabbit Cornflake Cookies costs $12.80 and is available at NTUC FairPrice.

21) Limited-edition Hae Bee Hiam Chicken’O puff by Old Chang Kee

If you wish to spice up your CNY, get these hae bee hiam snacks that is only available for a limited period only.

22) Huat Huat Cake by PrimaDeli

Just by its’ name, how can you not get lucky in 2021 if you get a bite?

Huat Huat Cake is available at $23.80 at all PrimaDeli outlets.

23) Mini mandarin orange craquelin choux puffs by BAKKRZI

These cute little puffs infused with orange curd will surely delight both young and old as well.

 

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Wash it down with good ol’ drinks

24) Tiger Beer

Tiger Beer x Chinese New Year snacks? It’s a great combination during your family gatherings this festive season! As an additional bonus, collect these limited edition Tiger Prosperity Bowl and Prosperity Plate sets with a purchase of Tiger Beer or Tiger Beer Crystal bulk packs!

 

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25) Pokka Drinks

Alcoholic drinks not your thing? Then here’s the next BEST thing – a whole selection of Pokka drinks! Best of all, spend a minimum of $5 on POKKA products in a single receipt at participating supermarkets to redeem a range of awesome collectibles and win grand prizes!

Additionally, get your hands on a special limited edition miniature polymer clay POKKA Oolong Tea & Green Tea plus pineapple tarts magnet exclusively from NTUC FairPrice @ Enabling Village with every $5 spent on POKKA products.

 

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Lastly, in case you wish to dine out

26) Prosperity Bak Kwa Pasta by PAZZION Café

Try this unique East-Meets-West creation this Lunar New Year! This sweet-savoury dish is garnished with Bee Cheng Hiang’s Signature Gourmet Bak Kwa and is available till 28 February 2021.

 

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27) Hae Bee Hiam Chicken by Texas Chicken

Not enough of hae bee hiam snacks? Have it as a main with this Hae Bee Hiam Chicken from Texas Chicken that is slightly spicy but super umami. Available till 3 March 2021.

 

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28) Chili Crab Burger and Fries from Burger King Singapore

If Singapore local delights are up your alley this CNY period, don’t miss out on the chili crab burger and chili crab fries from Burger King Singapore!

 

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We hope you enjoy this special Lunar New Year edition! As you prepare for the occasion, keep these suggestions in your pockets as you will still be able to celebrate the festive season despite the measures in placed this year. If you enjoyed any of it, do share with us your experience.

More importantly – stay safe and don’t say we NEVER share!

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