HUSTLE AND BUSTLE: Crowds throng the streets where night markets are held. During the Chinese New Year festive period, roads are closed so that visitors can navigate around with ease.
ALL LINED UP: Coins decorate the roads at Chinatown. More than 2,000 giant ancient coins are used to represent this year’s festival theme- Galloping to Prosperity.
LOOK AHEAD: A horse juts out from the overhead bridge between People’s Park Centre and Chinatown Point as visitors are treated to a picturesque view of Chinatown. A total of 88 of such horses were put up in the vicinity to celebrate the Year of the Horse.
INTRICATE: Nothing is left behind. As these pillars are decorated with the horse motif to usher in the New Year, traditional Chinese characters of the word ‘Horse’ are also inscribed on them.
A FRESH TWIST: A stall in the night market takes a different approach. They sell interesting sculptures such as the iconic Big Ben Tower and the Statue of Liberty. These are some fascinating things that you can display on your table for the whole year, even after the Chinese New Year.
A FRESH TWIST
A CLOSE-KNIT AFFAIR: As the Chinese believe that it is important to clear away the old before the New Year, various types of textile are sold at the night market for people to make new clothes. As the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new.
A CLOSE-KNIT AFFAIR
A SWEET DREAM COME TRUE: A little girl is intrigued by the huge variety of sweets sold at the night market. These tasty morsels are often purchased by the Chinese during this festive season to serve as snacks for guests visiting their homes.
A SWEET DREAM COME TRUE
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD: Night markets are not complete without these decorations. The Chinese believe that bright colours bring about good luck and to ward off evil.