The shopping centers are decked out with beautiful decorations.
|Ornate fans and flowers hang from the ceiling of the Paragon Shopping Center|
on Singapore's famous Orchard Road.
Vendors and specialty markets have sprung up everywhere, selling freshly baked pineapple tarts, mandarin oranges and red & gold decor for the home.
|The ground floor of Ngee Ann City shopping center, also on Orchard Road, |
is transformed into a market of Chinese New Year decor and treats.
|Hang these at your home for prosperity, a vendor at the market said.|
And special events, including the carnival River Hongbao, are taking place across Singapore. My daughter's school even got in on the action, teaching the kids about Chinese New Year traditions and hosting a day of fun activities.
|My daughter, wearing a Chinese New Year dress, is ready|
to go to school and ring in the Year of the Snake with her friends.
|My daughter brought to school mandarin oranges - a symbol of good fortune.|
I think we're well placed to start celebrating this holiday from now on!
Is there a holiday your family adopted after living overseas?