Capitol Singapore Chinese New Year 2021
Aside from receiving angbaos and snacking incessantly on pineapple tarts, getting to lo hei with loved ones is arguably one of the best parts of CNY. Despite the limit of eight pax on gatherings this year, your festive spirit doesn’t have to be dampened.
From now till 26th February 2021, Capitol Singapore offers you a unique CNY celebration, with highlights like lo hei in a private dome, craft workshops, and festive shopping.
Here’s how you can celebrate your niu year:
Welcome the Year of the Ox in charming domes
This year, you can lo hei in your very own private air-conditioned dome, which ensures your posse is socially-distant from everyone else. To score a spot at these domes for your CNY reunion before they’re booked out, simply order your yusheng platter from The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Famous Treasure or HolyCrab through the Online Spring Fair website.
Domes here are available in a dining setting, furnished with round tables and comfy chairs, suitable for intimate reunion dinners. Alternatively, you could also find domes arranged in lounge settings, that will ensure maximum cosiness with sofa seats and coffee tables.
Yusheng from 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
You can get the customisable Salmon Yu Sheng Platter ($88 for 2-5 pax, $168 for 6-8 pax) a la carte or opt for the 6-course Lunar New Year Family Style Menu ($128++/pax till 8th Feb, $168++/pax from 9th Feb) that includes dishes like King Salmon Yusheng and Classic Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, all from 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung in The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
Alternatively, Famous Treasure offers the Prosperity Shun De Yu Sheng ($118++ for 6 pax, $180++ for 8 pax) that is a unique rendition of the conventional yusheng. It features the succulent Hamachi a.k.a. yellowtail sashimi tossed with crunchy fried yam sticks.
At HolyCrab, try the Prosperity Crab Meat Yu Sheng in Chef’s signature green sauce blend with either crab ($58 for 3-4 pax, $78 for 5-6 pax) or abalone for a top up of $10.
Savour unique dishes like a bakkwa chocolate cake
Festive dishes by restaurants at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski.
Image credit: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Even if you don’t intend to dine in the festive domes, you can also book a hassle-free reunion dinner at the restaurants at Capitol Singapore. Switch up the usual Chinese fare with Frieda Restaurant’s German-Chinese fusion set menu ($58++/pax), Italian-Chinese fare ($58++/pax) from La Scala Ristorante or an unconventional Chicken Char Siew Burger ($16.80) courtesy of Broadway American Diner.
Dessert lovers can also opt for the unique Bak Kwa Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake ($88++) from Berthold Delikatessen.
As an added bonus for SPH subscribers, they also score a 10% discount at any of these four restaurants on their CNY offerings from now till 26th February 2021 to cash in on some savings for your reunion gatherings.
Stock up for your CNY prep with snacks, home decor & new clothes
Besides reunion gatherings, there’s also the Spring Fair to grab some exclusive CNY treats and Chinese-inspired goodies to stock up your home for upcoming bai nians. You can also shop colourful home decor to spruce up your house after spring cleaning.
Check out traditional Chinese lanterns with exquisite designs that will wow your guests, or buy back unique snacks like salted egg fish skin and crispy chocolate rice crackers that are sure to be a hit among your younger cousins.
If you’re thinking of whipping up a home-cooked feast for guests, get your groceries at Eccellente by HAO Mart. They’ve even got an in-store bakery to load up on snacks and desserts, as well as a selection of fresh seafood and meats.
CNY is also about getting new threads for that winning OOTD shot, which you can do so at CYC Made To Measure. You’ll be taken through a measuring process and given choices for your fit from the base colour down to the cuffs. A brand new custom shirt (from $129) will be sure to impress your relatives and friends alike.
If you want to pack more punch in your CNY outfit, consider pairing it with modern jade jewellery from Gen.K Jewelry. Bring more luck to your mahjong games with the Mother and Child Bee Ring, crafted elegantly with citrine – the stone of prosperity and wealth, or achieve a glamorous look with the Wishing Tree Necklace ($468), which symbolises reaping the fruits of love and happiness.
To complete your stunning look for visiting, consider booking a facial at Sulwhasoo, where the Hydro-aid Moisturising Soothing Treatment ($200 for 80 mins) will rejuvenate your skin and give it a glow. You can also treat the leading man in your life to the Men’s Treatment ($140 for 80 mins) to help them attain a more youthful complexion.
Register for CNY workshops including floral jamming
Image credit: Capitol Singapore
Spring cleaning and decorating your home are also part of the CNY celebrations. On top of shopping for new household additions at the Spring Fair, you can also DIY your own with the help of multiple workshops held at Frieda Mezzanine, Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski – from floral jamming to Chinese calligraphy and making wood handicrafts.
Chinese New Year Floral Jamming by Petals Artistry
Date: 30th Jan 2021
Basic Chinese New Year Couplets Writing Workshop by Calligraphy SG
Date: 31st Jan & 7th Feb 2021
Chinese New Year Wood Art Workshop by Art D’Vent
Date: 20th & 21st Feb 2021
Win prizes like a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer & dining vouchers
While shopping at Capitol Singapore, you will also get to participate in a Sure-win Wheel of Fortune if you spend $88 or more. You can possibly walk away with prizes like a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer (worth $599), Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES dining vouchers, and lucky bags worth more than $100.
DBS/POSB cardmembers, SPH subscribers and radio app listeners, and The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore guests need only spend $78 for a chance at the Sure-win Wheel of Fortune.
Plus, customers who spend a minimum of $68 at Capitol Singapore can redeem an exclusive pack of angbaos just in time for the festivities. Similarly, guests of the hotel, DBS/POSB cardmembers and SPH subscribers and radio app listeners only need to spend $58 to redeem.
Celebrate Lunar New Year at Capitol Singapore
While this year’s CNY may not look or feel like previous years where you gather with extended relatives from distant cousins to in-laws, you don’t have to cut back on a big-scale celebration at Capitol Singapore.
With your lo hei experience enhanced in private domes, unique festive craft workshops available, and freebies up for grabs, this year can be equally, if not more huat than usual.
This post was brought to you by Capitol Singapore.
Photography by Tan Wen Lin.