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Spring Surprise

Leap right into a prosperous year and celebrate spring with exciting festive performances and activities!

Don't miss "Carps Leaping Over The Dragon's Gate", a magnificent LED performance of an auspicious Chinese myth! Catch exciting lion dances - Traditional Lion Dance and Lion Dance on Poles, and two Chinese Orchestra performances by top notch musicians from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Ding Yi Music Company.

Event Details

  • Sat, 2 Feb 2019 - Sun, 10 Feb 2019

  • Refer to programmes for various timings

  • Gardens by the Bay (Refer to programmes for various locations)

  • Programmes are free.
    Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.



Carps Leaping Over The Dragon's Gate

  • The carp is an auspicious symbol in the Chinese culture. According to a well-known legend, once a carp successfully leaps over the celestial Dragon's Gate, it transforms into a powerful dragon. This story tells of courage, perseverance and accomplishment.

    Watch a special performance showcasing the richness of Chinese culture, including a carp dance with the biggest dragon fish in Singapore to date. This performance is one not to be missed.
  • Sat, 9 Feb - Sun, 10 Feb
  • 8.00pm - 8.20pm
  • Supertree Grove

Lion Dance on Poles

  • Usher in the Lunar New Year with thrilling lion dance performances by an award-winning local lion dance troupe! Hold your breath as the lion leaps from pole to pole and performs heart-stopping stunts.
  • Sat, 9 Feb - Sun, 10 Feb
  • 7.00pm
  • Supertree Grove

Traditional Lion Dance

  • A traditional lion dance performance is rich in Chinese cultural expressions, agility and wit. Come find out what fascinating story is told at this performance by an award-winning local lion dance troupe.
  • Sat, 9 Feb - Sun, 10 Feb
  • 7.15pm
  • Supertree Grove

Spring Street

  • Bring home Chinese New Year souvenirs and crafts at this festive marketplace inside the Flower Dome.


  • Sat, 2 Feb - Sun, 10 Feb
  • 12.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Flower Dome
  • Charges apply.
  • Friends of the Gardens can enjoy 10% discount at participating Spring Street stalls. Simply present your Friends of the Gardens membership card to enjoy the discount. Click here for more information.

Gongxi Pandas

  • Pose for a photo with playful panda mascots that entertain visitors with their antics – they're too cute to miss!
  • Sat, 9 Feb - Sun, 10 Feb
  • 1.00pm and 3.00pm
  • Flower Dome

Singapore Chinese Orchestra:
Spring Celebrations at the Gardens

  • Usher in the Year of the Pig with an evening of melodious Chinese New Year favourites with SCO Assistant Conductor Moses Gay and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
  • Sat, 2 Feb
  • 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Supertree Grove

Ding Yi Music Company: Musical Spring at the Gardens

  • Celebrate your Chinese New Year with Ding Yi Music Company! Conducted by Assistant Conductor Dedric Wong, the ensemble will bring to you traditional Chinese music and showcase Singaporean festive tunes, arousing your aural senses in this festivity! 
  • Sun, 3 Feb
  • 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Supertree Grove

School Performances

  • Rev up the festive mood this Lunar New Year with energetic drum beats, graceful dance performances, and melodic orchestral music by talented students from various schools.
  • Fri, 8 Feb
  • Venue Performance
    The Canopy Chinese Dance
    2.00pm - Fuhua Secondary School
    3.00pm - Bukit View Secondary School
    Chinese Drums
    4.00pm - Poi Ching School
    Supertree Grove Chinese Orchestra
    4.30pm - Raffles Girls' School
    5.05pm - River Valley High School
    7.10pm - Victoria School
    8.00pm - Catholic High School

Colours of Spring

Colours of Spring

  • Vibrant colours brighten up the Gardens this spring! Take a photo with the carp lanterns painted by many creative hands from different community groups.

    Fish symbolise abundance and happiness, and carp in particular represent strength and determination as they are known to swim against the current.

  • Sat, 2 Feb - Sun, 24 Feb
  • All day
  • Golden Garden
  • This festive display is put up in collaboration with YMCA.


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