• Philippines mall ridiculed for using joss papers as Chinese New Year decorations
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    Philippines mall ridiculed for using joss papers as Chinese New Year decorations

    An image showing joss papers being used as Chinese New Year decorations at a mall in the Philippines has been widely circulated on the Internet, with netizens calling the mall out for the inappropriate use of materials. Spotted at the Ayala Malls The 30th, which is located in the city of Pasig, the joss papers had images of gold ingots printed on them and were hung alongside red pineapple-shaped lanterns to decorate a bazaar that was happening at the mall’s common area during the Chinese New Year weekend. On Friday (16 February), the mall announced on its Facebook page that the management had asked for the joss papers to be removed.

  • Here's how to eat less sugar this Chinese New Year
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    Here's how to eat less sugar this Chinese New Year

    If you want to eat healthier this Chinese New Year, start by cutting back on sugary foods and beverages, which are typically low in nutrients and high in calories.

  • PHOTOS: Ang bao designs in Singapore for 2018
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    PHOTOS: Ang bao designs in Singapore for 2018

    Ang bao designs have come a long way from the simple red packets, with newer designs sometimes forgoing even the traditional colour.

  • Ideal travel destinations for each Chinese zodiac in 2018
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    Ideal travel destinations for each Chinese zodiac in 2018

    While annual Chinese zodiac predictions usually give insights to career, wealth, health and love for the year, we’re stepping in to give predictions for one of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes — travel. Hong Kong Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology consultant Master Kelvin Poon has teamed up with travel accommodations site Hotels.com to suggest highly-recommended places you should take a break, in accordance with your respective Chinese zodiacs. In a recent media release, they also included the most auspicious periods for travel. ...

  • Chinese New Year Reunion Dinners 2018
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    Chinese New Year Reunion Dinners 2018

    Where to feast on Prosperity Yu Sheng and other Chinese New Year Fortune goodies

  • Eight Treasure Celestial Duck 八宝鸭
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    Eight Treasure Celestial Duck 八宝鸭

     It’s irresistible! Every bite of duck meat is flavorful and juicy. Cooked for 5 hours, the Eight Treasure Celestial Duck dish taste heavenly, and the meat is so tender it falls off the bones! “My children and niece simply love this dish and they always look forward to our reunion dinner with great anticipation […] The post Eight Treasure Celestial Duck 八宝鸭 appeared first on Share Food Singapore.

  • River Hongbao returns to The Float@Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February
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    River Hongbao returns to The Float@Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February

    Visitors can catch more than 60 extravagant lantern displays at the upcoming River Hongbao festival, which will return to The Float@Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February. The largest lantern display – named “Prosperous Nation Flourishing People” – measures 50 metres and 15 metres in length and height respectively, and is inspired by the Singapore skyline. Meanwhile, the tallest display stands at 18 metres in height and depicts the God of Fortune.

  • Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sweet Sauce 甜橘酥炸鱼
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    Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sweet Sauce 甜橘酥炸鱼

     Be belly-happy with this auspicious Chinese dish for your reunion meal! This Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sauce Recipe signifies a prosperous new year with abundance – 年年有余. “My new creation to celebration this festive season!” – Poh Lay Tin Find it too challenging to fillet the fish? You can get the fishmonger to […] The post Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sweet Sauce 甜橘酥炸鱼 appeared first on Share Food Singapore.

  • Bite Sized Beef: Conquer Chinese New Year Dining With Golden Deals
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    Bite Sized Beef: Conquer Chinese New Year Dining With Golden Deals

    The festive celebrations of Chinese New Year are nearly on us, so it is no surprise that Chinese cuisine takes the spotlight this month. For Chinese families, the approaching weeks will be packed with grand reunion dinners, guilty snacking, in addition to delectable treats following house visits, and perhaps leftover chocolates from Valentine’s Day. From traditional pen cai to experimental lo hei, this month’s selection is here to spice up CNY dining and usher in 2018 with flair. Din Tai Fung Tosses to Prosperity Din Tai Fung ’s renowned xiao long baos and egg fried rice hold a special place in our hearts. In conjunction with their newest outlet at Northpoint City, the Taiwanese restaurant chain will be ushering in the new year with two special dishes: Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng , as well as the Steamed Layered Red Date Cake . Fried salmon skin and smoked unagi slices will also be available for those who are looking to accentuate the yu (fish) component of their lo hei. Their Steamed Custard Buns also make the perfect door gift for families who are entertaining. Available only at Paragon and Northpoint city, each pillow bun is generously filled with steaming golden lava custard and finished with a gleaming 福 (prosperity) stamp. Best eaten while piping hot, so perhaps it can be the Chinese substitute for breaking bread? When? Now till 4 Mar for Chinese New Year dishes Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng from $32.80 onwards Available at Din Tai Fung restaurants islandwide An Abundance of Innovation at Mitzo When deciding on a location to dine out during CNY, it can be tough when deciding on a restaurant to satisfy the palates of all three or four generations — until now. At Mitzo Restaurant and Bar , familiar Cantonese dishes get a modern makeover with something extra. Their Lunar New Year menu features a marriage between incredible food and innovative artisanal cocktails specially designed to complement the dishes. Look out for their Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng , a fresh take on the standard fish slices by upgrading it to the luxurious Kanpachi sashimi, paired with lychee caviar, crispy salmon skin, and Chef Nicky Ng ’s Chu Hou sauce, prepared and served in a shiny cocktail shaker. We recommend sipping on Twist of Tradition as you enjoy the food, and not just because the clay pot and foamy presentation is especially Instagrammable. The tropical, citrus combination cuts through the chrysanthemum-infused gin to whet your appetite, saving you more stomach space for the rest of the meal. When? Now till  28 Feb Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857 Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng from $78 onwards Chinese New Set A from $108 onwards per person (for 2 persons or more) Chinese New Year 8-Course Yu Sheng Set from $498 for table of 4 Chinese New Year 6-Course Peng Cai Set from $698 for table of 4 Dragon Bowl Serves Up Good Value A post shared by Popspoken (@popspoken_sg) on Feb 1, 2018 at 8:32am PST It is no easy task trying to prepare enough food for house gatherings. Fortunately, Dragon Bowl ’s Fortune Package offers one of the most value for money sets with four premium dishes already cooked and available for takeaway. Available in servings for five pax onwards, the package features the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng with Fish Roe , Herbal Kampong Chicken with Cordyceps , Yuan Yang Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf with Waxed Meat and Sakura Shrimp , and the Dragon Bowl Prosperity Fortune Treasure Pot . Customers will also get a $30 or $50 cash voucher that can be used in their restaurants island wide. Instead of using raw fish slices, their yu sheng features mini abalones instead, along with fish roe and the usual medley of vegetables, crackers and condiments. It transforms the lo hei experience into something like a folk tale of discovering gold taels as the abalones will eventually be hidden after all the vigorous tossing. When? Now till 2 Mar Available at Marina Square, Greenwich V, and Aperia Mall Yu Sheng from $38.80 onwards Dragon Bowl Prosperity Fortune Treasure Pot from $238 onwards  Eat Like Royalty with Imperial Feast Those who are looking for something beyond pen cai, how about an option fit for an emperor? Imperial Feast ’s Guo Yan (国宴) offers an exquisite banquet option once only enjoyed by esteemed members of Imperial China, politicians, foreign ambassadors, and even Bill Clinton himself. A six-course meal helmed by award-winning Chef Wu Hai Feng , his distinctive knife skills are recognised to be delicate, refined, and precise. With two Chinese World Chef Championships under his belt, his preparation of the Chrysanthemum Tofu Soup shows just how finely honed his technique is: silky tofu finely sliced into 3,600 strands to form the shape of a chrysanthemum floating on clear chicken broth. The standout dish for us is the  Fried Cod Fish with Green Puree . The fish is pan-fried until the outer layer achieves a light caramelisation, yet the inner flesh still retains its natural, melty sweetness. Paired with a puree blend of soy sauce, spring onions, and ginger, the overall result is reminiscent of French techniques, but with strong Cantonese flavours. For CNY, the restaurant also offers a pen cai option with their Golden Abalone Treasure Pot. When? Now till 9 Feb for 1-for-1 Guo Yan promotion Imperial Feast Restaurant, The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way #03-06, Jurong East, Singapore 609961 Guo Yan from $88 onwards per person for a six-course menu Chinese New Year menu from $228 onwards for table of 6 Give the Golden Gifts of OLLELLA The salted egg yolk trend has followed us into the new year as OLLELLA introduces the first Salted Egg Yolk Kue Lapis . Just in time for CNY, it signifies as a pretty auspicious gift as it is layered with chunks of salted egg yolk bits between buttery layers of kue. The rest of OLLELLA’s pastries, such as almond cookies and pineapple pillows, will also be an instant hit among younger fans with their alluring minimalistic take on traditional packaging. The snacks can be purchased at their physical stores, including the newest outlet at Ngee Ann City, or online through their website. When? Now till otherwise specified Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Basement 2 Food Hall, #B208-4 == Keep culture journalism alive, at just the price of a kopi. For a little bit more, get access to exclusives and a monthly gift box. Support us at patreon.com/popspoken Stay updated and social with Popspoken:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram This article Bite Sized Beef: Conquer Chinese New Year Dining With Golden Deals appeared first on Popspoken.

  • Chinese New Year in Singapore: Click and collect new notes
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    Chinese New Year in Singapore: Click and collect new notes

    Obtaining those crisp new notes for Chinese New Year has become much more convenient since banks in Singapore began offering customers the option of reserving them online.

  • Abundance Money Bag with Sweet Sauce 如意满满金钱袋
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    Abundance Money Bag with Sweet Sauce 如意满满金钱袋

    Delicious and flavourful with every bite! The Abundance Money Bag with Sweet Sauce is an auspicious Chinese dish that signifies a prosperous new with happiness and good fortune. “An irresistible huat huat dish, a must-have dish for every Chinese New Year!” – Cheng Geck Chau Not only is the money bag beautiful to the eyes, […] The post Abundance Money Bag with Sweet Sauce 如意满满金钱袋 appeared first on Share Food Singapore.

  • Chinese New Year in Singapore: From Li Chun to e-Chun?
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    Chinese New Year in Singapore: From Li Chun to e-Chun?

    Despite being a firm believer that “you have to deposit physical cash for it to count”, Madam Cindy Tay is nevertheless likely to go online, rather than to a bank, for her traditional Li Chun deposit on February 4.

  • Prune Kueh Lapis 黑枣千层蛋糕
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    Prune Kueh Lapis 黑枣千层蛋糕

    Made with love. This luxurious Prune Kueh Lapis pastry is decadently moist, gloriously buttery and baked to perfection. Indonesian layered cakes are loved for their richly sweet and spice-infused flavours, often, spiked with dashes of liquor too! “It tastes nicer on the next day. Less sweet and the flavours are richer!” – Celia Its richness […] The post Prune Kueh Lapis 黑枣千层蛋糕 appeared first on Share Food Singapore.

  • Chinatown lights up ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations
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    Chinatown lights up ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations

    A total of 2,188 lanterns are being hung in Chinatown in anticipation of the Year of the Dog come 16 February. These lanterns, which come in shapes of dogs and pineapples, among others, can be found along Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road, North Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street. It took about eight months for the organising committee to prepare for the light-up, collaborating with 37 craftsmen and some students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design. A dog costume competition and traditional Chinese performances are also included in this year's festivities. Those interested in participating in the competition may register via the chinatownfestivals.sg website. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .

  • What to wear this Chinese New Year: 25 items women will want
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    What to wear this Chinese New Year: 25 items women will want

    We’re just a month away from ushering in the year of the dog, and if you haven’t gotten your Chinese New Year look ready, here are some ideas – from accessories to cheongsams – that are available for women in Singapore. Related stories: What to wear this Chinese New Year: 25 items men will want Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .

  • What to wear this Chinese New Year: 25 items men will want
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    What to wear this Chinese New Year: 25 items men will want

    Now that we’ve all recovered from the year-end festivities, it’s time to usher in another prosperous Chinese New Year. With six weeks to go till the year of the dog, it’s never too early to think about what you’ll be wearing to gatherings. But don’t fret, as we’ve compiled a list of 25 items – from shirts to accessories – that you might want to wear in Singapore this year. They’re all in the colour red, of course. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .

  • Dog circus show at Resorts World Sentosa cancelled after taking online flak
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    Dog circus show at Resorts World Sentosa cancelled after taking online flak

    Following negative feedback from netizens, the Chinese New Year Dog Circus 2018 show scheduled for February 2018 has been cancelled.

  • Chinese astrology: 2018 spells positive times for those born in year of goat, horse, ox
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    Chinese astrology: 2018 spells positive times for those born in year of goat, horse, ox

    As we usher in the year-end holidays, many of us might have already started on our 2018 plans. Here, we have next year’s Chinese astrology predictions by fengshui consultant Joey Yap. The 40-year-old has given pointers that might help guide you with your love life, career, health and wealth throughout the year of the dog. Chinese New Year celebrations in 2018 start on 16 February. Dog  Those born in the year of the dog will experience their fair share of personal and professional problems in 2018, with matters from one aspect of your life having the tendency to spill into another. ...

  • Weekend guide (10-12 February): Chingay Parade, FTISLAND Live in Singapore
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    Weekend guide (10-12 February): Chingay Parade, FTISLAND Live in Singapore

    Although the next public holiday may not be till April (which also brings along another extended weekend), this upcoming weekend has enough activities laid out to make you feel like you’re on a lengthy holiday. The annual Chingay Parade, FTISLAND (The Truth) Live in Singapore and Swapaholic Day are just some of the highlights this weekend.

  • Weekend guide (3-5 February): Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts, Spring Surprise
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    Weekend guide (3-5 February): Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts, Spring Surprise

    Still recovering from the long weekend? Well, the Chinese New Year (CNY) festivities have only just got started with Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts and Gardens by the Bay’s Spring Surprise the highlights of this coming weekend, along with a shophouse hip-hop party and a flea market.

  • Last minute preparations for CNY 2017
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    Last minute preparations for CNY 2017

    Whether you are opting for a traditional attire or something modern like a floral maxi dress, it’s preferable to wear at least one red piece of clothing in red as the Chinese believe red symbolises luck and wards away evil. Be sure to have extra at hand because these yummy goodies are sure to run out quick.

  • CNY weekend guide (27-30 January): River Hongbao, Istana tour and more
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    CNY weekend guide (27-30 January): River Hongbao, Istana tour and more

    The Chinese New Year (CNY) celebrations also bring along with them the first extended weekend of 2017, packed with festivities and celebrations all across the island. The annual River Hongbao, Sentosa’s Love in Springtime and a tour of the Istana are just some of the highlights this weekend. Since 1987, the River Hongbao has been the annual welcoming party for the Lunar New Year.

  • Weekend guide (20-22 January): Metallica Live in Singapore, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
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    Weekend guide (20-22 January): Metallica Live in Singapore, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival

    Singapore Art Week (SAW) has more activities in store this week. If you’re not an art aficionado, fret not as there’s definitely something to entertain you this weekend. Metallica comes to Singapore, along with the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and if you’re into fitness, there’s a bootcamp by the beach that’s bound to get your heart pumping.

  • Best hair colours for your Chinese Zodiac sign in 2017
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    Best hair colours for your Chinese Zodiac sign in 2017

    If you’re not yet sure about what colour you should go for, we’ve prepared a list of hair colours based on the 2017 Chinese Zodiac Fengshui predictions to give you some inspiration. Rooster Born in the year 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005 Lucky Hair Colours: Black and Grey Black and Silver Pixelated Hair Colours by Avant Garde by Plan B 2017 is the year of the Rooster and those born during this zodiac sign will need to work very hard in their career to accumulate wealth. While this also means that you probably don’t want to go too crazy with your hair colour this year, you can still spice it up with a pixelated hair colour or even a sheer grey hair to avoid looking too serious.

  • 33 hair and beauty salons with no CNY surcharges during Chinese New Year 2017
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    33 hair and beauty salons with no CNY surcharges during Chinese New Year 2017

    We may have just celebrated Christmas and the arrival of 2017… but Chinese New Year will be coming soon in a month’s time!