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Preparing for Chinese New Year

Ready for the Rooster

On the night before Chinese New Year's Eve and the start of the Year of the Rooster, Singaporeans were out in force doing last-minute shopping to prepare for the annual Spring Festival.

The Straits Times checked out Chinatown and various spots around Singapore on Thursday, where people queued for yong tau foo and bak kwa (barbecued pork), while others shopped for festive dresses and flowers.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2017, with the headline 'Ready for the Rooster'. Print Edition | Subscribe