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CNY Edition: What to Do in Singapore: 9 WEEKEND EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION (25 – 26 January 2020)

Wondering what to do in Singapore this CNY weekend? Well, the SG Lifestyle Team has you covered every weekend! This week – we managed to round up 9 EVENTS with FREE ADMISSION to check out THIS weekend of 25 – 26 January 2020 and HERE they are! 

1) River Hongbao 2020

Singapore’s most celebrated Lunar New Year event is back! This time bigger and better! Look forward to more breathtaking fireworks, dazzling hand-crafted lanterns and last but not least, attractive prizes to be won!

River Hongbao 2020

Event: River Hongbao 2020
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 2.00pm – 11.00pm
Location: The Float at Marina Bay Singapore
Admission Fee: FREE!

2) Makan By The Bay

Food Lover & Kakis,come and spend the 3 days public season with us at Makan By The Bay. Its a Singapore Largest Halal Food Fair happening this 24 – 26 Jan CNY season at Bayfront Avenue Event Space. wih great entertainment line up,perfect ambience,spoilt w choices of good food an many many more!!

makan by the bay 2020

Event: Makan By The Bay
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 2.00pm – 11.00pm
Location: Bayfront Event Space @ 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
Admission Fee: FREE!

3) Movies By The Beach

Join us at our FREE outdoor movie series by the beach, on selected weekends, and public holidays! Gather your friends and come on down to Sentosa for an unforgettable evening of entertainment under the stars with delicious food and drinks, and an engaging theatrical line-up combining popular favourites, classics and Hollywood blockbusters.


25 Jan – Kung Fu Hustle
26 Jan – The New King of Comedy

Event: Movies By The Beach
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 7.45pm onwards (Depends on duration of movie)
Location: Palawan Green, Sentosa (Island admission fee charges apply)
Admission Fee: FREE!

4) Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival (Ningxia Night Market)

Spanning from Siloso Point to Siloso Beach, Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival will recreate a mini Ningxia with more than 30 food vendors direct from the popular night market. Nicknamed the “stomach of Taipei” and recognised as one of the most well-liked night markets, Ningxia Night Market features more than 130 different types of Taiwanese food. With more than 40 years of history, these food stalls will bring the authentic flavours of Taiwanese street food to Sentosa!

Apart from delicious treats, there will also be popular Mandopop performances by local artistes – Wang Weiliang, Bunz, Ruth Kueo, Tay Kexin, Cold Cut Duo, Marcus Lee, AnchorBlanc, Jumpstart, Music Heart Band and Garrick & Gavin. Furthermore, there will also be games to keep the young ones entertained! So, bring your entire family to welcome the Year of the Rat at Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival!


Event: Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival (Ningxia Night Market)
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 9 Feb 2020)
Time: 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Location: Spanning from Siloso Point to Siloso Beach @ Sentosa
Admission Fee: FREE!

5) Huat Huat Land

Roll into prosperity with larger-than-life pineapples, sit on a pile of gold and shuffle gigantic mahjong tiles at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre as it transforms its Roof Garden to usher in a prosperous Chinese New Year with Huat Huat Land. One can also step into familiar scenes of Chinese New Year celebrations in the heartlands with a series of murals designed by award-winning local illustrator Lee Xin Li, and learn more about how Chinese New Year is celebrated in Singapore.


Event: Huat Huat Land
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 8 February 2020)
Time: 9.00am – 11.00pm
Location: SCCC Roof Garden, Rooftop (Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre @ 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)
Admission Fee: FREE!


Join us for our annual CNY FAIR on the 25th – 28th of January 2020! With special promotional rates and prizes to be won, rsvp today to secure a slot with our talented interior designers!


Event: ICON CNY FAIR 2020
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Location: Icon Interior Design 441 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368152
Admission Fee: FREE!

7) LINE Friends pop-up store

All geared up for the NEW YEAR? So are we! The LINE FRIENDS pop-up store is happening at Bugis Junction, L1 (outside tuk tuk cha) from 1 January to 1 March 2020, 10am to 10pm daily! See you there!


Event: LINE Friends pop-up store
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 2 February 2020)
Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Location: Bugis Junction x Bugis+ 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Admission Fee: FREE!

8) Madstore Undercover Pop-up

Menswear designer Jun Takahashi launched MADSTORE, a division of his label UNDERCOVER, offering an enchanting, rebellious and delightfully bizarre mix of curiosities. MADSTORE UNDERCOVER Pop-up by Club21 is back for another run, this time with limited edition Medicom Toys x UNDERCOVER BE@RBRICKS that come in pairs of 100% and 400% sizes.


Event: Madstore Undercover Pop-up
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 1 March 2020)
Time: 10.30am – 11.00pm
Location: Canal Level B2K16 – The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands @2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore.
Admission Fee: FREE!

9) Pongal Street Light –Up

Unique to Little–India, Singapore, recognized globally Pongal Street Light Up is a must see attraction for all visitors & locals alike. The traditional & colorful motifs of Pongal Pots, Paddy fields, Kolam in the street décor & lighting theme will be mesmerizing for all who see it.


Event: Pongal Street Light –Up
Date: 25 & 26 January 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) (Recurring till 9 Feb 2020)
Time: 6.30pm – 11.00pm
Location: LiSHA 48 Serangoon Road, Little India Arcade #02-16, Singapore 217959
Admission Fee: FREE!

With so many exciting events happening every weekend, you can’t say that Singapore is boring with nothing to do now, can youIt’s not, you just have to keep your eyes and ears peeled but we’ve done some of the work for you in this post here for events that span over the ENTIRE weekend (both days)! Best of all – they are ALL FREE ADMISSION!

P.s These events are just a tip of an iceberg of what Singapore has to offer every single weekend! 

More importantly – don’t say we NEVER share! 

Also, here’s wishing a Happy Chinese New Year to all our readers!

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