The "2018 Singapore Chinatown Spring Festival Lantern Festival" officially kicked off on the evening of January 27. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife visited the lighting ceremony to celebrate with the public.
The theme of the lantern festival was “Four Seasons Flowering the New Year”, and hundreds of various styles of dog lanterns erected on the side of the street. In the custom of the Nanyang culture, there was a beautiful meaning of "Wang Lai"!
In addition to expressing the traditional "Happy New Year" and "everything is good", the New Year greetings of hundred-meters long had more New Year wishes for "safe in peace" and "harmonious coexistence"!
At the beginning of the evening, more than 2,000 lanterns illuminated the main street of Chinatown, creating a festive atmosphere for the coming Lunar New Year.