Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore
Dec 05, 2010
Feb 11, 2011
This is our last stop in this trip. We will be flying back to Sydney and then Los Angeles, and back home to Canada. It was a fast trip, hopefully we get another chance in the future to visit both South East Asian and Australia.
We would have love to celebrate the Chinese New Year in mainland China, but the difficulties with Tourist Visa and expensive flights was not worth the effort. So we settled for Singapore instead. Singapore does have a large Chinese population, therefore the New Years celebration was as colorful and exciting as in China. We also visited Sentosa Island, a theme park island right in the middle of Singapore. Sentosa is very crowded during Public Holidays, but on any other days it is very peaceful. My old friend from high school, Steinar currently lives in Singapore, and I was delighted to have meet him and his wife. It has been a long time. On our other free days, we took the elevator to the top of Marina Sands Hotel to have a 360 degrees view of Singapore skyline; did some shopping in Orchard Road; and took some relaxing walks in Chinatown, Little India, and Bugis Junction. All in all Singapore was not too expensive, and we were both very comfortable in this cosmopolitan city.