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A sparkling Chinese New Year

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 03:00

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Overhead, the lighted Chinese lanterns retained a hint of Christmas as they lined up in the shape of a Christmas tree.

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The Year of the Monkey giving way to the Rooster.

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A bird’s eye view of the centrepiece of the 2017 Chinatown light-up a 13m-tall rooster with outspread wings.

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SCDF’s annual ritual of conducting an emergency drill during business hours.

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Rain doesn’t dampen the festive mood of shoppers who are armed with umbrellas and catching up on some last-minute shopping.

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Sim Ming En, a 2-year-old, has the best view on his first visit to the Chinatown bazaar.

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Nicholas Hoon, an 11-year-old, trying out the cookies soaked with liquid nitrogen, with his dad looking on.

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A colourful character busking at Smith Street amid the hustle and bustle.

JUST weeks after we bade Christmas goodbye, Chinatown was in full swing earlier this month, gearing up for the impending Chinese New Year. The Chinatown bazaar along Temple Street attracted loads of shoppers – local and foreigner – who were intent on soaking up the festive season.

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