Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore: Universal Studios + S.E.A Aquarium

By Elisa Chia   — February 13, 2018
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    Come Chinese New Year, the traditional lion dance performances are pretty commonplace. You can hear the relentless beat of the drums at community events and the malls. Your relatives or friends might even hire a troupe to usher in good luck at their homes.

    But what if your children want to watch the dragon dance? Well, take them to Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa.

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    You wouldn’t want to miss the all-new Majestic Dragon Trail that takes place daily till Feb 25 at Universal Studios Singapore. The auspicious dragon will make its way around the entire theme park and guests are invited to join in.

    Our kids ran after the troupe and had lots of fun on the 20-minute trail, where popular characters donning festive outfits made special appearances.

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    The Majestic Dragon Trail starts and ends at the New York Zone, with Woody Woodpecker leading the troupe before it passes on the iconic pearl to the Transformers. Yes, it’s quite a hoot to watch when tradition meets sci-fi!

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    At the last stop, you’ll meet the adorable Elmo and his Sesame Street friends.

    Do check the daily schedule for the timing, and wear comfortable shoes so you can run after the troupe.

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    Over at S.E.A. Aquarium, its annual Gong Sea Fa Cai celebration returns. Here, you can catch divers in festive costumes perform dragon dance underwater, with thousands of marine creatures swimming around them.

    And in case you’re wondering who is the lady in white costume, she plays the Sea Goddess!

    This visually-stunning show takes place at either the Shipwreck or Open Ocean habitat. Once again, you should check the daily schedule for the timing.


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    Keep a lookout for the real sea dragons. This is Leafy, a marine fish in the seahorse family.

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    And meet Weedy sea dragon, as well!

    Get your camera ready to snap lovely shots of these sea dragons, upload them on Instagram with the hashtag #gongseafacai and you can stand to win prizes.

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    To find out more about the festivities at Universal Studios Singapore, click here.

    For S.E.A. Aquarium, check out www.rwsentosa.com/gongseafacai.

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