Chinese New Year 2020 at Chinatown Point

chinatown point cny 2020Image adapted from (clockwise from top-left): Gin Thye, Chinatown Point, @goldbarchallenge, and Heartmove

After a month of Christmas songs being played at every corner, shopping malls are now switching it up with dong dong chiang tunes. But before you rush into the annual CNY celebrations of house visits and reunion dinners, get into the festive spirit with a slew of exciting activities at Chinatown Point from 3rd – 24th January 2020.

The main attraction? Their Gold Bar Challenge with a whopping $1,888 up for grabs. Besides this grand prize, expect a bevy of CNY snacks to shop for and free performances too. Here’s how to kick off your Lunar New Year:

Win up to $1,888 cash by proving your strength

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If you’ve ever dreamt of winning Toto or 4D, here’s something that’ll give you a better chance to strike it big. All you need to do to qualify for the Gold Bar Challenge is spend a minimum of $268* in 3 same-day receipts. Put your mental and physical strength to the test as you lift a 10KG gold bar out of a tiny hole on an acrylic box within a minute, or at least try to. Successful challengers will be rewarded with $188* cash.

While you’re given a minute to retrieve the gold bar, only the 8 fastest contestants will get to partake in the Grand Final. P.S. Only 1 ultimate champion will get to walk home with $1,888* cash in their pocket.

There are only 200 game entry tickets given each day, so it’s fastest shoppers first!

Gold Bar Challenge
Date: 10th – 18th January 2020
Time: 12PM-3PM | 5PM-8PM
Venue: Indoor Atrium, Level 1

Grand Final
Date: 19th January 2020
Time: 2PM-4PM
Venue: Indoor Atrium, Level 1

*Terms and conditions apply

Get goodies from the Spring Fair – Taiwanese treats & festive decor 

Stocking up on CNY staples like pineapple tarts and love letters is a must – but you’ll get to also impress guests with unique festive goodies like sesame salted egg cookies from Gin Thye and an assortment of snacks from King Of Peanuts this year from the Spring Fair.

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Take home snacks from King Of Peanuts
Image credit: Chinatown Point

This marketplace also has Taiwanese treats like Soursop Tea and gourmet Eureka Popcorn in special flavours like wasabi and curry to share with your loved ones this CNY. 

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Unconventional Eureka popcorn flavours to try out
Image credit: @princessjanediary

There are also festive decor and crafts from Kidforte in bright shades of colours on sale – perfect to add a pop of colour to your home as you usher in the new year.

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Spring Fair
Date: 3rd – 24th January 2020
Venue: Indoor Atrium & Outdoor Plaza, Level 1

Redeem limited edition prizes – festive red packet & holder

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3 Festive Hong Bao designs
Image credit: Chinatown Point

Eh your angbao very nice leh, where you get from?” is a question that’s bound to come up among Singaporean aunties during CNY. While it’s the inside that matters when it comes to red packets, there’s no denying that those with pretty designs are the cherry on top of receiving them. To redeem a Festive Hong Bao design this year that’s only offered in Chinatown Point, simply spend a minimum of $88*.

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Redeem the red angbao holder from 6th to 15th Jan 2020, and the purple angbao holder from 16th Jan to 9th Feb 2020

Image credit: Chinatown Point

Alternatively, redeem an angbao holder in purple or red for yourself when you spend a minimum of $268*.  This pouch will not only come in handy for your multiple house pitstops to store all your CNY earnings, but also double up as a stylish addition to your customary OOTD.

P.S. The Festive Hong Paos and holders are limited edition and available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so you best get your CNY shopping settled ASAP.

*Within 3 same-day receipts

Date: 6th January – 9th February 2020
Location:  Concierge counter on Level 2

Catch roving festive performances – God of Fortune & Chinese Orchestra

It isn’t Chinese New Year without a few performances, but you’ll be receiving more huat this year besides your typical neighbourhood lion dances. 

In addition to the festive CNY songs played through mall speakers, bask in familiar tunes from a 3-piece roving Chinese Orchestra that’s performing live. As you shop, you might even get lucky and bump into the God of Fortune mascot for a photo.

Roving God of Fortune
Date: 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th January 2020
Time: 2PM & 6PM

3-piece Roving Chinese Orchestra
Date: 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th January 2020
Time: 3PM

Create adorable fortune cat cookies and DIY couplets in craft workshops

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CNY Fortune Cat and Lion Dance cookies
Image credit: Heartmove

Kids can look forward to getting hands-on with one of Chinatown Point’s 4 enticing workshops. They’ll get to create their own Fortune Cat and Lion Dance Cookies or DIY some couplets to take home. They can even customise their own ang bao holder this year.

For your little one to join the fun, all you have to do is spend $30 in a single same day receipt. There are only 25 spots available for each workshop, so register at the Concierge Counter on Level 2 from 6th January 2020 onwards.

Ang Bao Holder Making Workshop
Date: 11th January 2020
Time: 2PM-5PM
Venue: Open space opposite Universal Traveller, Level 2

Couplets (Chunlian) Making Workshop
Date: 12th January 2020
Time: 2PM-5PM
Venue: Open space opposite Universal Traveller, Level 2

Lion Dance Cookies Making Workshop
Date: 18th January 2020
Time: 2PM-5PM
Venue: Open space opposite Universal Traveller, Level 2

Fortune Cat Cookies Making Workshop
Date: 19th January 2020
Time: 2PM-5PM
Venue: Open space opposite Universal Traveller, Level 2

Make a wish and help the elderly

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Image credit: Chinatown Point

Beyond feasting on goodies and collecting angbaos, make this CNY extra special by sharing your blessings with others at the Wishing Tree. Pen down your wishes for 2020 on a wishing card that costs $2 each – the proceeds will be given to help the elders at Kreta Ayer Seniors Activity Centre.

Wishing Tree
Date: 3rd – 24th January 2020
Venue: Indoor Atrium, Level 1

Celebrate CNY at Chinatown Point

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Image credit: Chinatown Point

If going about your annual CNY bai nians aren’t enough to get you into the festive spirit, welcome the lunar new year with activities at Chinatown Point. Beyond stopping by for some Taiwanese snacks, you’ll get to join DIY workshops, take home limited edition prizes like festive angbaos and win over $1,888 cash – just by shopping!

After all, CNY isn’t just about the food and angbaos – preparing for the big event and shopping with the fam will also be a great way for some quality family time.

Find more details about CNY at Chinatown Point here

This post was brought to you by Chinatown Point.

133 New Bridge Road,
Chinatown Point,
Singapore 059413
03 - 24 Jan 2020
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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