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Spring Surprise

Usher in the Year of Metal Rat with a variety of festive programmes and activities this Lunar New Year. Watch The Story of Nian unfold through music, puppetry, and drama, and don’t miss out the spark-tacular Golden Pyro Dragon Dance making its first appearance in Singapore. Visitors can also look forward to thrilling acrobatic stunts by a lion dance troupe, music performances by local ensembles, shadow puppet shows telling the story of the Chinese zodiac, meet-and-greet sessions with the God of Fortune, and a festive bazaar!

Event Details

  • Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - Sun, 9 Feb 2020

  • Refer to programmes for various timings

  • Refer to programmes for various locations

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

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Golden Pyro Dragon Dance

  • Golden Pyro Dragon Dance

  • Usher in the year of the Metal Rat and be the first in Singapore to catch the sparktacular Golden Pyro Dragon Dance under a shower of firework-like sparkles achieved through the use of special metal granules to create these pyrotechnic displays!
  • Fri, 31 Jan - Sun, 2 Feb
  • 9.10pm
  • Supertree Grove

THE STORY OF NIAN

  • The Story of Nian

  • The Story of Nian comes to life with the use of puppetry, music and drama. A village finds itself under threat from a terrifying monster, the Nian, who descends upon them from the mountain every year. Little do they know that it is actually the discord and squabbling amongst them that draws the monster to the village every year. A wise old man holds the key to repelling the Nian, and reminds them of the importance of the village's history and traditions. But will the villagers be able to learn from his wisdom and experience, and to put aside their differences to unite and fight the beast together?
  • Sat, 1 Feb - Sun, 2 Feb (5.00pm, 6.15pm & 9.30pm)
    Fri, 7 Feb - Sun, 9 Feb (7.00pm, 8.00pm, 9.00pm)
  • Supertree Grove

Colors of Spring

Colours of Spring

  • Did you know that rats are believed to be thrifty and they hold dear to things that they cherish? Some even say they have good financial luck, so stroll along a vibrant display of colourful rat lanterns with their abundance of treasures.


    The display is put up in collaboration with REACH Community Services.
  • Mon, 27 Jan - Sun, 9 Feb
  • 6.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Golden Garden

Lion Dance

  • The Rat zodiac symbolizes strong vitality in the chinese culture and display both agility and alertness. Usher in the Lunar New Year with thrilling lion dance performances by an award-winning local lion dance troupe! Try not to hold your breath as the lion leaps from pole to pole and performs difficult stunts.
  • Mon, 27 Jan
    Fri, 31 Jan - Sun, 2 Feb
  • 6.00pm
  • Supertree Grove

Festive Bazaar

Festive Bazaar

  • Stock up on Chinese New Year goodies such as homemade snacks to DIY crafts from our festive lineup of stalls!
  • Mon, 27 Jan - Sun, 9 Feb
  • 12.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Flower Dome

Zodiac Tangram

Zodiac Tangram

  • Be as witty and resouceful like the intelligent rat and challenge yourself at this fun-filled zodiac-themed tangram boards. Sharpen your problem-solving skills as you put together the different puzzle pieces to form the shape of the animals hidden.

    Additionally, you can join us on our weekend workshops to create your own mini tangram set and bring the fun anywhere you go!

    Workshop sessions:
    Sat, 1 Feb - Sun, 2 Feb, 12.00pm to 6.00pm
    Sat, 8 Feb - Sun, 9 Feb, 12.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Mon, 27 Jan - Sun, 9 Feb
  • 12.00pm - 6.00pm
  • The Canopy

Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert

Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert

  • With a colourful and enthralling performance lined up, Chinese New Year with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is anything but subdued. Join us and revel in festive celebrations as SCO presents a vibrant evening filled with modern and traditional music!

    This is part of SCO's Music Oasis.
  • Fri, 31 Jan
  • 7.00pm & 8.00pm
  • Supertree Grove

God of Fortune Meet & Greet

God of Fortune Meet & Greet

  • Meet the God of Fortune and make the new year a prosperous one! Keep your eyes peeled for him at the Flower Dome for a chance to be blessed with luck and wealth in the coming year. 
  • Sat, 1 Feb - Sun, 2 Feb
    Sat, 8 Feb - Sun, 9 Feb
  • 12.00pm & 4.00pm
  • Flower Dome

Shadow Puppet Performance - The Zodiac Race

Shadow Puppet Performance - The Zodiac Race

  • Why did the rat finish first in the zodiac race? Watch the story unfold through the traditional shadow puppet performance in the Flower Dome.

    Suitable for all ages. 
  • Sat, 1 Feb - Sun, 2 Feb
    Sat, 8 Feb - Sun, 9 Feb
  • 3.00pm & 5.00pm
  • Flower Dome

Ding Yi Music Company Concert

  • Celebrate your Chinese New Year with Ding Yi Music Company! Together with Assistant Conductor Dedric Wong, the ensemble brings you a medley of traditional Chinese music and some of our local favourites.

    This is part of "Go Local" Series by Ding Yi @ Gardens.
  • Sat, 1 Feb
  • 7.00pm & 8.00pm
  • Supertree Grove

Wushu Display

Wushu Display

  • Don't miss out on the exciting martial arts showcase, and marvel at the display of strength, agility and grace. 
  • Sat, 1 Feb - Sun, 2 Feb
  • 9.00pm
  • Supertree Grove

Drum Feng

Drum Feng

  • Be prepared for a strong and expressive night of drum and music performance displayed by Drum Feng as they rev up the celebratory mood!
  • Sun, 2 Feb
  • 7.00pm
  • Supertree Grove

Dicapella

  • Soak in the celebratory mood this Lunar New Year with melodic festive music by talented musicians from Dicapella.
  • Sun, 2 Feb
  • 8.00pm
  • Supertree Grove

Spring Melodies

 Enjoy medleys of beautiful tunes played by various talented performers in celebration of the spring's arrival.

Date: 27 Jan - 9 Feb 2019
Venue: Flower Dome

EM Ensemble

EM Ensemble

  • Comprised of musicians and instructors from Eason Music School, EM Ensemble specialises in traditional Chinese music instruments. Come and enjoy the perfect festive mood with their medley of classic Chinese New Year tunes.
  • Mon, 27 Jan - Fri, 31 Jan
    Mon, 3 Feb - Fri, 7 Feb
  • 1.00pm - 1.30pm
  • Flower Dome

EM Pop Trio

EM Pop Trio

  • Featuring a keyboardist and two Chinese traditional instruments, get ready for a chill-out afternoon, with pop and jazzy tunes presented by EM Pop Trio.
  • Mon, 27 Jan - Fri, 31 Jan
    Mon, 3 Feb - Fri, 7 Feb
  • 2.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Flower Dome

StringWerkz

StringWerkz

  • StringWerkz is one of the few unique Huqin ensembles in Singapore. Featuring Chinese strings like Erhu, Gaohu and Zhonghu, let their string performances transport you to the world of Chinese traditional music.
  • Sat, 1 Feb - Sun, 2 Feb
    Sat, 8 Feb - Sun, 9 Feb
  • 1.00pm - 1.30pm
  • Flower Dome

East Meets West

East Meets West

  • Watch these young and vibrant musicians use a mix of Western and Chinese traditional instruments to play classic Chinese tunes as well as popular English and Chinese pop tunes. Prepare for an upbeat afternoon at the Flower Dome!
  • Sat, 1 Feb - Sun, 2 Feb
    Sat, 8 Feb - Sun, 9 Feb
  • 2.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Flower Dome

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