Friday, February 27, 2015

Skywatch Friday - Tightrope walkers at River Hong Bao 2015

The highlight at the Singapore River Hong Bao 2015 must be the Tightrope Walkers from China.

For the first six days of the carnival, two members of the Acrobatic Troupe of Xinjiang China, Adili Wuxor and Abulaiti-Maijun, will perform stunts on a 60m-long tightrope, at least 20m off the ground. They hold several world records for tightrope-related stunts. - See more from Straitstimes.

Sorry if the video is shaky cause too crowded and people have been bumping into me.

Video 1 - The tightrope walker trying to balance upside down on the rope.

Video 2 - Second performer walking blindfolded.

Video 3 - Performer cycling on the unicycle high up in the sky.

Video 4 - Two performers performing at the same time, crossing over one another and dancing on the rope.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 - Singapore River Hong Bao 2015 -Twelve Chinese Zodiac

One of the favourite lanterns at the River Hong Bao Carnival must be the twelve Chinese Zodiac.

This is my favourite too.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 - River Hong Bao at Marina

Without fail, every year, we sure to visit the River Hong Bao at Marina Bay FLoating Platform.

My favourite, of course must be the huge God of Fortune.

This year being Singapore 50th Anniversary, the theme is relive the past. There's a giant mural wall that illustrates Singapore skyline.

There's two huge peacocks decorating the seating areana. Really beautiful.

A familar person at one corner of the mural, that was Sir Stamford Raffles, Singapore's founder.

And of course the very popular and familar Merlion and the banner for SG 50 (Singapore jubilee year).

Difficult to take nice photos without so many heads blocking the lanterns, hahaha. It sure was crowded.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Skywatch Friday - Fire Crackers and Fireworks during Countdown on Chinese New Year's Eve 2015

Firecrackers and Fireworks during the countdown of Chinese New Year 2015 in Chinatown Singapore. Video taken by my hubby on eve of Chinese New Year, I did not want to go down to Chinatown as it was supercrowded.

It is illegal to light up firecrackers in Singapore but only on certain occasions,like Chinese New Year and the mid autumn festival, firecrackers were lighted up in Chinatown, etc by professional.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Chinese New Year - Year of the Goat/Sheep

In a few hours time, we will welcome the Year of the Goat/Sheep.

Just finished reunion dinner with family and awaiting for the Chinese New Year programme on television. Hubby will head to chinatown to soak in the atmosphere of shopping at the last minute. It will be super crowded and I am one who disliked being caught in human traffic jam hahahaha. Best place to be in now is home watching the telly and resting, tomorrow I will be cooking a feast to welcome my guests.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 Getai in Chinatown Singapore

During this Chinese New Year, almost every weekend, there were be a getai(Stage performance) in Kreta Ayer Square in Chinatown, Singapore.

Videos of the Getai/Performance, very entertaining. The above performance in mandarin. The above performance in Hokkien. The above performance in cantonese by a well known former TV actress. The below two videos taken by my hubby, hahaha his first time using his iphone to video, he should take a front view of the singer. What a waste, the singer was wearing very glamourous costume.

The above performance was a very famous cantonese opera song.

Another famous song by the singer. For photos on other parts of the world, please visit Our World Tuesday Meme. Thanks to the team of Our World for giving us the opportunity to share my world with the rest of the world.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chinese Zodiac at People's Park Complex, Chinatown Singapore

People showing interest in the chinese zodiac on display in the mall.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Chinatown Singapore - Bicycles with very colourful lights

Spotted these bicycles with very colourful lights accompanied by loud music. They belonged to a group of uncles in Chinatown and they loved all the attraction the bicycles were giving.  

Nice to share their passion with the others , a good conversation piece.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chinese New Year's Decoration at Harbour Front Singapore

Year of the Goat/Sheep/, we see lots of Chinese New Year's decorations with the animal as the main star.

Saw these sheeps at Harbour Front,floating around like clouds, so cute.