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.
Dragon dances are much harder to catch sight of, so it’s such a treat that both Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa are presenting the performances from Jan 11 to Feb 9.
Follow the dragon
You wouldn’t want to miss the Auspicious Dragon Trail that takes place daily at Universal Studios Singapore. The mystical dragon will make its way around the entire theme park and guests are invited to join in.
We ran after the troupe and had lots of fun on the 20-minute trail, where popular characters donning festive outfits made special appearances at eight stops.
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The Auspicious Dragon Trail starts at the Hollywood zone with Woody Woodpecker leading the troupe, before they head over to Madagascar, Far Far Away and the rest of the park.
The dragon eventually returns to Hollywood where the adorable Minions come out to party.
Do check the daily schedule for the timing, and wear comfortable shoes so you can run after the troupe.
Dancing in the water
Over at S.E.A. Aquarium, time your visit to catch the underwater dragon dance. This visually-stunning show takes place at the Open Ocean Habitat at 3.15pm daily.
Here, you can catch divers in festive costumes perform dragon dance underwater, with thousands of marine creatures swimming around them.
The S.E.A. Aquarium’s manta mascots are also ready to take Chinese New Year photos with you and your family.
Watch our video to check out what you can expect at these Resorts World Sentosa attractions and pick up some fun facts about traditional dragon dance at the same time.
To find out more about the festivities at Universal Studios Singapore, click here.
For S.E.A. Aquarium, check out here.