CNY Decoration in Singapore


Chinese new year decorations SingaporeImage adapted from:  TSL, Juz My Party by Yeo GM TradingHotel Boss@daiso_singapore

It happens routinely every year – once Christmas is over, the shiny baubles and tinsel strands in malls start making way for flashy red and gold couplets and “福” (luck) signs to signify the start of the Chinese New Year period. *cue “dong dong dong qiang” music*

Instead of just admiring the festive displays at Chinatown, go one step further to invite extra huat to your home this Lunar New Year by decking it out with ready-made CNY decor – no time-consuming DIY-ing with red packets needed. These stores are some to check out for reasonably-priced ones in Singapore:


1. Chin Giap Soon / CGS Party – one-stop shop for plushies, couplets, and banners


Chin Giap Soon CGS Party
Image credit: CGS Party

Chin Giap Soon, also known as CGS Party, is a lesser-known party shop quietly tucked away in KINEX. During regular periods, you’ll find their shelves stacked high with colourful kids’ knick knacks like beads, pinwheels, and bubbles. But come Chinese New Year, and their entire storefront will be shrouded in bright red from lanterns and hanging scrolls adorned with gold foil.

Chin Giap Soon CGS Party

Get couplet sets from $5, artificial firecrackers from $4.80, and lucky cat figurines from $11.

Chin Giap Soon CGS PartyImage credit: CGS Party

Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #03-18 KINEX Shopping Mall, Singapore 437157
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-8.30PM | Sun 11AM-6.30PM
Telephone: 6297 0075
Website


2. Chinatown – giant bazaar with decor and CNY snacks


Chinatown
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If not Chinatown, where else would one make a beeline for CNY-related items?

Of course, traditional Chinese trinkets are available all year round here. But every year without fail, there’s usually a huge CNY bazaar in Chinatown in the People’s Park area (outside OG) with even more of such goodies.

Chinatown
Image credit: Hotel Boss

Needless to say, the festivities are always in full swing here and you’ll be able to find all your ong lai lanterns, wall decor, dangling charms, and faux firecrackers at one go without any fuss.

Chinatown
Image credit: Singapore Night Bazaar

Besides decorations, you can look forward to pasar malam stalls selling Chinese New Year snacks, traditional and modern garb, house plants, and furniture.

P.S. We heard that this year’s bazaar will have claw machines, so save up your coins and win yourself some plushies!


3. SKP – over 40 stores throughout Singapore


SKP Image credit: SKP

You’re probably familiar with SKP if your mum used to put together goodie bags packs for your kindergarten classmates during your birthday. Other than their affordable range of balloons, confetti poppers, and small stationery items, they also have a sizeable selection of couplet banners, good luck signs, and Chinese New year streamers to hang across your hallways.

SKPImage credit: SKP

With over 40 stores scattered throughout all regions of Singapore, it’ll be easy for you to find one near your office or home.

You expect to pay a reasonable amount of around $2.30 for couplet banners$1.30 for a packet of red packets, and $2.80 for 3D hanging decorations.

Find an outlet near you here.


4. CUBE-i – located in neighbourhood malls


CUBE-i
Image credit: Tampines 1

CUBE-i is located in neighbourhood malls, namely Tampines 1, Hougang Mall, and Rivervale Mall. This party shop may be small, but has everything you need for any occasion packed in its little units. They seem to be most loved for their large helium balloons for birthdays and proposals, and also sell goodie bag supplies like stickers, party poppers, and small plushies.

CUBE-i
Last year’s red packet selection for the year of the pig
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@cubeisg

They do have seasonal items when festive periods approach, so visit them to stock up on lanterns, wall decals, and cute red packets.

Find the addresses for their outlets here.


5. Ming Sing – realistic-looking artificial floral arrangements


Ming Sing
This one even comes with iridescent peacock figurines
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Ming Sing

Ming Sing specialises in artificial floral arrangements that look just like the real thing. These are especially great if you have a large house with plenty of space to fill, or are holding a big home gathering and want to impress. They’ve got unique wreath pieces, as well as super elaborate cage displays with blooms in various colour palettes twined all over the metal bars.

Ming SingImage credit: Ming Sing

But if you don’t have too much space to spare, simply get one of their more understated jar arrangements and have it as a table centrepiece. It’s sure to turn heads the moment guests step into your abode!

Ming Sing
Image credit: Ming Sing

Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, #03-20 to 24 KINEX, Singapore 436950
Opening hours: 10AM-8.30PM
Telephone: 6294 6389
Website


6. Daiso – all items at just $2


Daiso
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Everything for $2, ‘nuff said.

Daiso is a go-to for cheap craft supplies and simple but tasteful decorations for occasions like Halloween and Christmas. Being a Japanese chain, their Lunar New Year decorations come with a slight Japanese twist.

Daiso
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Choose from varied stalks of artificial flowers like peonies, sakura, and chrysanthemums, or top your tables with manekineko (fortune cat) figurines and daruma dolls – a symbol of luck in Japanese culture.

Daiso
Image credit: @daiso_singapore

They usually have yearly themed angbaos too – last year’s selection included a series of pig-themed red packets since it was the lunar year of the pig.

Find an outlet near you here.


7. Hsen Global / Adam Eve Style – decor wholesaler for events and parties


Hsen Global Adam Eve Style
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Adamevestyle

Hsen Global, which also goes by the name Adam Eve Style, is a decor wholesaler whose pieces have been used for large-scale mall displays – so you know that what you’re getting will confirm plus chop look great in your home.

Prices are extremely affordable, with dangling knot charms going at just $0.30paper lanterns from $1.50, and helium-filled golden ingot foil balloons at $5.

Hsen Global Adam Eve StyleImage adapted from: Adamevestyle 

They seem to have a forte in artificial flowers, with cherry and peach blossom stalks in white, yellow, and a whole spectrum of pink. There’s even a glowing cherry blossom tree powered by LED! You can also dress up a plain wall with fabric flowers, starting from $3 for a 20cm piece and going up to $15 for a massive 80cm one.

Check out more items and their prices in their CNY e-catalogue here.

Address: 103 Kallang Avenue, #01-01 AIS Industrial Building, Singapore 339504
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9AM-6PM | Sat 9AM-4PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6299 5510
Website


8. Supermarkets like Fairprice & Cold Storage – cheap and convenient


Giant Spotted at Giant: Dangling trinkets from $1, wall decor for $1, and mouse-themed “福” signs for $1.80

Trust a supermarket to have everything. If you’re short on time, simply pop by your nearest neighbourhood Fairprice, Cold Storage, or Giant to pick up a few affordable CNY essentials while you’re grabbing your groceries and last-minute pineapple tarts.

Pretty much every outlet will have the bits and bobs you’re looking for, though the larger ones in malls will probably have a wider selection that includes plants like potted bamboo and pussy willow.


9. Juz My Party by Yeo GM Trading – with seasonal festive items


Juz My Party by Yeo GM Trading
Image credit: Juz My Party by Yeo GM Trading

Juz My Party, as its name suggests, is a party supply store located about 10 minutes from Eunos MRT station. They’re especially big on Halloween and Christmas, but do have a yearly CNY selection too.

Juz My Party by Yeo GM TradingPipe cleaners to twine around plants
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Juz My Party by Yeo GM Trading

Don’t be put off by the seemingly cluttered space, because they’re filled to the brim with what might just be the best selection you’ll find. From giant hanging lanterns and lion dance heads, down to the tiniest of trinkets for that finishing touch on your plants, nothing is left out.

Juz My Party by Yeo GM TradingImage credit: Juz My Party by Yeo GM Trading

According to reviews, prices are very reasonable – which is probably why they’ve been in high demand for over 2 decades now.

Juz My Party by Yeo GM TradingArtificial peonies and cherry blossoms in sweet hues
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Juz My Party by Yeo GM Trading

Address: Eunos Avenue 3, #06-02 Gordon Industrial Building, Singapore 409838
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-8PM | Sun & PHs 10AM-5PM
Telephone: 6743 1500
Website


Where to buy Chinese New Year decor in Singapore


Surprise your house guests this year by sprucing up your home with some vibrant Chinese New Year decor. It won’t take much time or effort to place a few fortune cat figurines around, or stick good luck signages on your walls. Best of all, these come at affordable prices and won’t eat too much into your ang bao fund.