Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate! Most families in Singapore have a lot of eating, drinking, partying and visiting. Some choose to travel for a holiday over the long weekend. How did you spend yours?
Allow me to share mine, what I saw and ate in Singapore in the year of the Goat!
Chinatown decor for the year of the Goat
credits – Junel Che
Red packets which come in all colors and sizes.
Festive plants gourds, bamboo, pussy willows, chrysanthemums and kumquat plants in full bloom
Festive fruits pineapples to signify good fortune, Buddha palm, mandarins, pomelos
Chunlian (春联) are calligraphies to signify the happy and hopeful thoughts for the coming year
Festive goodies like pineapple tarts, butter cookies, bakwa, and very cute goat/ lamb/ sheep cookies
Festive delicacies Yusheng (raw fish with Veges tossed and mixed for good fortune), stewed dried seafoods, preserved waxed meat and nian gao