Chinese New Year is one of the most anticipated festivals in Singapore and is a joyous occasion for catching up and celebrating with family members and friends near and far.
However, there are many traditions related to CNY and the Chinese people believe that to enjoy a fulfilling and successful year ahead, some of these traditions must be upheld. That means that if you haven’t already, you must now go full steam ahead with the CNY preparations before you kick back and enjoy the coming festivities.
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CNY calls for a season of Spring Cleaning to invite more luck by ridding your home of spots and dust, and get organized while staying protected.
If you think cleaning is a drudgery, then 3M’s latest disposable mop, the Scotch-Brite™ Easy Sweeper Plus will be your best friend in cleaning. The Scotch-Brite™ Easy Sweeper Plus (retails at $23.95 inclusive of five sheets of dry refills at most major super and hypermarkets) mop traps more dirt and dust in one single sweep with a new mop plate design – a raised cushion to create a ‘suction’ effect while sweeping, and a honeycombed patterned design which grips and traps dirt.
CNY tradition calls for the exchange of mandarin oranges, red packets and Lion Dance to ward off misfortune and bring good luck. The exchange of mandarin oranges is a long-standing CNY tradition, a form of well wishes for a prosperous and successful new year. For this year’s Rooster year, wish your family and friends with Cold Storage’s special Golden Fortune Rooster Basket ($13.88, with 2 mandarin oranges included) and Golden Prosperity Hen Basket ($22.88, with 8 mandarin oranges included).
From 30 December 2016 to 11 February 2017, shoppers will receive free gifts such as limited edition red packets (redeemable with a minimum spending of $28), premium chopsticks and WMF Philadelphia 18/10 stainless steel 4-piece cutlery set with their purchases (while stocks last). With a minimum $35 spent in a single receipt, 3 lucky winners will stand to win $888 worth of Diary Farm vouchers and an exclusive Lion Dance performance at their homes.
Opt for the 6 flavoured Good Luck Cookies collection from Bakerzin. Touted as the ‘King of Pineapple Tarts’, Bakerzin’s CNY collection of pineapple tarts are not to be missed, especially packaged in those adorable and auspicious ingot, pineapple, and fish shapes! Each festive tin (Original Pineapple Tarts/Assorted Pineapple Tarts) is going at $22.80 per box of 18 heavenly pineapple delights at a net weight of 390g.
Bakerzin’s CNY treats are on sale till 25 January 2017. Available for online orders at www.bakerzin.com, and #Bakerzin outlets in Singapore.
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- Rooster Dash at Millenia Walk – 2,000 customised Rooster walking balloons will be released into Millenia Walk’s Great Hall, surrounding the giant lantern on 21 January Saturday at 11am sharp. Shoppers may ‘adopt’ these walking balloons at $8 each. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.