Why Resorts World Sentosa Is the Perfect Lunar New Year Destination

Why Resorts World Sentosa Is the Perfect Lunar New Year Destination 

Get ready to pounce on these attractions to ring in the Year of the Tiger!

Huat ah! Have a roaring Lunar New Year celebration with the fam at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS)  the perfect destination to leap to greater heights in the Year of the Tiger.

Universal Studios Singapore: Leap into fun this festive season!

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Strike a pose with Master Tigress and Po from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda

At Universal Studios Singapore, fans of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda will be able to welcome Master Tigress as she makes her first-ever appearance at the theme park. Don’t forget to take a snap with Tigress — we’re sure she’ll be extra cheerful since she’s ready to leap into her Lunar New Year! Keep your eyes peeled for our favourite ‘Dragon Warrior’, Po too.

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Other characters who’ll be joining in the festivities are: Gru and the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me; DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Princess Fiona; popular characters from the Sesame Street series like Cookie Monster and Oscar; and even Transformers’ Optimus Prime and Megatron, who have been practising their Mandarin just to give you an authentic and auspicious Lunar New Year greeting!

Wish for good fortune by the cherry blossom trees of Hollywood Boulevard

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In between rides, take leisurely strolls along Hollywood Boulevard. The entire stretch has been spruced up with Insta-worthy cherry blossom wishing trees, lucky ingots, and more celebratory motifs! 

While you’re passing by the cherry blossom wishing trees, why not manifest good fortune by joining the Good Fortune Draw by Mastercard®? For a chance to win awesome Resorts World Sentosa prizes, here’s what you have to do:

1. Write your wish on the card that will be given to you at the park entrance and hang it on one of the cherry blossom wishing trees.
2. Fill up the Good Fortune Draw slip that will be handed to you along with your wish card. Don’t forget to drop it in the draw box at Hollywood China Arcade.
3. Spend at least S$38 using your Mastercard at any of the park’s retail and F&B outlets for more chances of winning. 

Make your own traditional tang yuan

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This year, Universal Studios Singapore’s nod to Chinese heritage also extends to the culinary scene, but don’t you think a more hands-on approach makes for the ultimate family bonding? Bring your nearest and dearest to the StarBot Café, where dedicated instructor Samantha Mantou will teach you how to make traditional tang yuan or sweet glutinous rice balls that feature auspicious and adorable designs.

Harness your inner tiger and excel in Samantha Mantou’s tang yuan workshop with finesse! Don’t forget to post your delectable creations on social media. After all, the Year of the Tiger is all about owning your wins, big or small!

Be treated to dazzling Lunar New Year performances!

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For an even more complete experience of the Lunar New Year festivities at Universal Studios Singapore, be sure not to miss the auspicious all-in-one programme: IT’S SHOWTIME!

Taking place on 6 Feb and 13 Feb, this vibrant event lets you usher in the Year of The Tiger in style! Pose with your favourite stars, including Master Tigress and Po from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, as they show off their festive costumes. Don’t forget to dig into some delicious delicacies too!

Finally, to round off the evening, head to New York where you’ll be treated to an exciting dragon dance performance. Keep your eyes peeled as the God of Fortune himself will make an appearance during the grand finale! Whatever you do, make sure you have your camera ready to capture these auspicious moments! 

Also read: Reignite Your Wanderlust at Resorts World Sentosa With These Unique Experiences Fit for Every Traveller!

S.E.A. Aquarium: Marine life encounters that will get good luck flowing!

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Of course, you can never go wrong with S.E.A. Aquarium marine encounters each time you visit! Where else can you sign up for up-close interactions with majestic manta rays, sharks, and more that also dedicates itself to sustainability efforts in Singapore?

Fun fact: RWS recently partnered with the National University of Singapore to establish a Living Laboratory, where biodiversity conservation and decarbonisation research will be championed.

But on top of this, S.E.A. Aquarium’s friendly marine life will also help you feel prosperity flow freely — a great way to usher in abundance for the rest of 2022.

Find 5 auspicious marine animals at S.E.A. Aquarium

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How about surrounding yourself with S.E.A. Aquarium’s auspicious animals from the sea? These living symbols of luck and good fortune take centre stage in S.E.A. Aquarium’s Trail of Fortune, where you’ll be tasked to find the sand tiger shark, red lionfish, weedy seadragon, tiger cowrie, and alligator gar. 

Note the fun scientific facts about these auspicious critters, as well as what encountering them means for your luck levels. If you’re able to take a photo with these five animals, a prize might just be waiting for you at the S.E.A. Aquarium Guest Services. Find out more about Trail of Fortune here.

Also, don’t forget to make a pitstop at the Sand Tiger Shark Wall mural, where S.E.A. Aquarium pays homage to the ocean’s tiger and star animal of the year.

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Capture memorable moments with the Manta mascots!

We suggest taking your time while at the S.E.A. Aquarium, as you’ll come across 100,000 marine animals. You might just bump into the marine park’s Manta mascots in their festive attire, too! Their colourful costumes were made from pre-loved fabrics, which reminds us about posterity. Every time you visit S.E.A. Aquarium, you’re taking a trip in the name of sustainability — and that’s definitely something worth celebrating on any occasion!

Join a chunlian workshop

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Wind down by bringing home luck with every stroke of your brush in S.E.A. Aquarium’s very own chunlian workshop. Chunlian, or the practice of making couplets especially during spring festivals, dates back to age-old Chinese traditions. The art of chunlian marries poetry and painting, with each couplet inviting abundance and shunning bad energy. Sounds like a handy thing to hang at home, right?

Perfect feasts that bring out the flavours of prosperity

Dig into a reunion dinner fit for gourmands

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What about your reunion dinner? Fret not, Resorts World Sentosa hasn’t forgotten this integral part of your Lunar New Year celebrations! In fact, it goes over and beyond by offering thoughtfully curated fare by Feng Shui Inn’s award-winning chef, Chef Li Kwok Kwong, at Equarius Hotel.

Chef Li specialises in gourmet Cantonese cuisine and he will surely bring you on an authentic and inventive culinary journey! All you have to do is sign up for an exclusive pop-up dinner event at Equarius Hotel until 15 Feb to spoil yourself with the most sumptuous reunion meal you can sink your teeth into this season, including stunning dishes like Smoked Salmon with Amber Walnut and Crystal Iceplant Yu Sheng with Yuzu Dressing, rich Braised Fish Maw and Conpoy Soup, and more! 

Take a bite out of delicacies that the Japanese consider lucky

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In the mood for other regions’ flavours for your 2022 reunion dinner? How does Japanese sound? Much like its other East Asian neighbours, the Land of the Rising Sun is the home of cuisine that boasts of ingredients considered auspicious in Japanese culture. 

Join superstar chef Hal Yamashita at restaurant Syun, where the sea’s bounty promises to satiate your every craving — from seasonal fish and whole abalone to lobster with a buttery uni sauce. Itadakimasu!

Dine under the sea with this Lunar New Year-inspired high tea

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It’s Ocean Restaurant’s crowd favourite, High Tea in the Deep Sea, only this time, guests can take delight in a 12-item menu specially crafted for the auspicious festivities. 

This Lunar New Year, let good fortune flow around you in an afternoon tea session unlike any other. Bask in abundance as you take in the auspicious underwater view of majestic marine animals swimming before at Ocean Restaurant – all while indulging in fine beverages and pastries that are specially made to convey symbolic meanings of good fortune.

If you’re up for a little tour that teaches you about how aquarists care for the marine animals, sign up for the Behind The Panel Tour bundle. It comes with High Tea in the Deep Sea (Auspicious Edition) plus a guided tour.

Spend an auspicious all-in-one staycation at Resorts World Sentosa!

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, RWS totally blows you away with Spring Staycation packages that bring together all the auspicious elements mentioned above. RWS’s 2022 Spring Staycation offerings take together the best parts of a Lunar New Year getaway and carefully plan it for you, so you won’t have to lift a finger.

So, are you ready to leap into lavishly auspicious Lunar New Year fun? Have a roaring good time and take cat naps in between in the comforts of your plush room, only at Resorts World Sentosa. We’d love to see your Lunar New Year staycation photos on Instagram at @tripzillamag — tag us! And oh, xin nian kuai le!

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Alyosha Robillos

In Russia, Alyosha is a boy's name popularised by literary greats Dostoevsky and Tolstoy—but this particular Alyosha is neither Russian nor a boy. She is a writer from the Philippines who loves exploring the world as much as she likes staying at home. Her life's mission is to pet every friendly critter there is. When she isn't busy doing that, she sniffs out stories and scribbles away on the backs of old receipts. She is an advocate of many things: culture and heritage, the environment, skincare and snacking, to name a few. She will work for lifetime supplies of french fries and coffee. Or yogurt. Or cheese, preferably Brie.