Made a detour to Chinatown to buy some egg tarts for my elders and noticed that Chinatown is gearing up to usher in the Year of the Rooster. The colourful Chinese New Year lantern decorations are up!

Adore the pretty and cute lanterns of the chicken family ..... I will come back one evening to snap their photos  .... they probably look better in the night.  :D

Needless to say, there are lots of rooster-designed decorations besides the usual festive goodies being sold at the Chinatown shops and street bazaar.

I couldn't resist buying some waxed meats and ingredients for my Lunar New Year Eve Reunion Dinner already. haha....

Ahhhhh..... the must-have for Chinese New Year! Nian Gao (sweet sticky rice cake 年糕 ) to seal the mouth of the Kitchen God so he couldn't badmouth the family when he reports to the Jade Emperor (ruler of Heaven). haha.....

I think I am going to steam my own sticky glutinous rice cake this year. mmm......

Met several artists doing some water colour paintings of the festive street. Despite the number of people milling around them, they kept calm and paint on. hehe....

I will be back to check out the street bazaar after the official light-up on Jan 7 by President Tony Tan Keng Yam. The street bazaar and celebrations will run from Jan 7 to Feb 25.

Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony 开幕典礼与亮灯仪式
Time   : 7 January 2017, 6 pm - 10 pm 
Venue : New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street 新桥路和余东旋街

Chinatown CNY Countdown Party 牛车水春节倒计时晚会
Time   :27 January 2017,9.30 pm-12.30 pm
Venue :New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street 新桥路和余东旋街

10th International Lion Dance Competition 第十届国际醒狮大赛
Time   :14 January and 15 January,6.30 pm -10.30 pm
Venue :Carpark at Banda Street (off Sago Lane) Banda Street 停车场

Chingay 2017 Night Fiesta @ Chinatown 妆艺大游行
Time   :12 February 2017,7.30 pm- 9.30 pm
Venue :New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street 新桥路和余东旋街

牛车水迎接鸡年 (2017年) 的到来 。。。大街小巷都挂满各种公鸡、母鸡,还有可爱小鸡的手工彩灯。

我喜欢逛牛车水的年货市场, 每年都不会错过。除了买一些新年佳肴和喜庆装饰品, 还可以边吃边逛, 感染新年气氛。