CNY feasts and festivities at Resorts World Sentosa

Festive treats and prizes await diners this Chinese New Year at RWS. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA
Festive treats and prizes await diners this Chinese New Year at RWS. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

RWS rings in Chinese New Year with auspicious activities, lucky draws and gourmet delights

Usher in the Year of the Dog at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) this Chinese New Year with the family.

Join in the fortune-telling festivities at Fortune Street, stand a chance to win big in the Great Fortune Draws and dine on succulent lobsters at acclaimed restaurants.

Divine the future

The future is not cast in stone but you can have yours told at Fortune Street.

From February 16 to 25, RWS’ Festive Walk transforms into a cultural fanfare with masters from 9 different schools of divination doing live fortune-telling demonstrations.

Discover your destiny from the eastern and western arts of fortune telling at Fortune Street. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

Learn from the feng shui master how to have more harmony in your home, the ba zi master helps you uncover your strengths and abilities from your birth date, find out your destiny from your palm lines or gain insights into your mental, emotional and physical state with a chakra reading.

Should you fancy the western arts, there are also other branches of divination such as numerology, astrology, aura reading, tarot card reading and oracle card reading.

Admission to Fortune Street is priced at $28 for RWS Invites members and $38 for non-members.

Admission includes one complimentary fortune reading and one lucky draw chance.  Visitors can also get their hands on multi-coloured crystals and lucky stones associated with healing and divination.

Win big in the Great Fortune Draws

The god of fortune will smile on some lucky shoppers this year.

From now till February 25, every $38 spent in a single receipt each day earns you a chance in two lucky draws with prizes worth more than $100,000.

Simply spend at any participating outlet, which includes restaurants, attractions, entertainment shows and retail outlets, and stand to win prizes such as Canon Imaging sets, exquisite pieces from Goldheart Jewelry or SilkAir tickets to destinations such as Hiroshima, Chiang Mai or Boracay.

Two grand winners will win the top prizes of $18,888 and $28,888 worth of RWS Invites Dollars from the Great Fortune Draws taking place on February 18 and 25 respectively.

These RWS Invite Dollars can be used at more than 100 participating outlets across RWS such as celebrity chef and Michelin-starred restaurants, attractions, retail, spas and entertainment.

A maximum of 10 lucky draw chances can be accumulated per day from each participating outlet.

RWS Invites members have three times the number of chances in the lucky draws. 

Lobsters galore

Jazz up your reunion dinner and Chinese New Year meals with some gourmet choices this year.

Considered a delicacy in the culinary world and representing strength and good luck in Chinese culture, 8,888 delicious lobsters will be cooked in a variety of innovative styles by the master chefs of RWS’ celebrity chef restaurants. 

Try the French-Japanese inspired live lobster with hollandaise sauce at Teppan by Chef Yonemura. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

From February 15 to March 4, the newly opened Teppan by Chef Yonemura is serving a French-Japanese inspired live lobster with hollandaise sauce, or  try the lobster bee hoon from Sessions or baked 8 treasures lobster Nagaimo gratin at Syun.

Curate’s elegantly plated butter poached Boston lobster with mandarin orange and chicory. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

The Western restaurants are offering their own creative lobster dishes too such as Michelin-starred Osia Steak and Seafood Grill’s lobster thermidor with gruyère and mustard cream, Tangerine’s smoked lobster with shingo pear and roasted barley, butter poached Boston lobster with mandarin orange and chicory at Curate or Fratelli Prosperity Boston lobster salad with mandarin gel, endive salad and olive oil pearls at Fratelli Pizzeria and Trattoria.

Lobsters aside, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to eat with the variety of delicious set meals and buffets at the various restaurants.

Feng Shui Inn is offering set menus for lunch and dinner from February 1 to March 4.

Pick from the six-course Everlasting Happiness set menu ($98++); eight-course Golden Prosperity set menu ($168++) and a luxurious eight-course Eternal Fortune set menu  ($238++) that offers Lobster Lo Hei with black truffle and yellowtail Amberjack and double-boiled imperial bird’s nest with cordyceps flower soup.

The restaurant’s Shunde Yellowtail Amberjack Lo Hei said to have generated the yusheng craze gripping Singapore is also available from $98, along with a Longevity Lo Hei and Tuna Lo Hei, from $68.

Treasure pots or pen cai are also available for dine-in and takeaways — the Classic Auspicious Treasure Pot ($398++) includes delicious ingredients such as 10-head fresh abalone slices, sea cucumber, premium Lau Fau Shan dried oysters and whole conpoy, while the Premium Wealth Treasure Pot ($988++) features delicacies such as 6-head dried Japanese abalone, fish maw, foie gras, premium Lau Fau Shan dried oysters and live prawns.

Take home treats from Feng Shui Inn include some nian gao and carrot cakes to enjoy at home with your family. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

Other tasty takeaway goodies include Traditional Palm Sugar Nian Gao or glutinous rice cake with gula melaka at $58++ per portion, Conpoy Carrot Cake ($48++ per portion) handmade with Hokkaido dried scallops, Chinese sausage from Hong Kong and superior stock, or Double Happiness Yuan Yang dates cake ($38++ per portion).

Chef Sam Leong’s signature yusheng is a colourful display of traditional ingredients dressed with crispy whitebait and homemade citrus yuzu honey lime dressing. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

From February 1 to March 4, chef Sam Leong of Forest森 serves up his Signature Salmon Yusheng (from $78++) with crispy whitebait and homemade citrus yuzu honey lime dressing.

Two five-course menus are available for lunch — the Fortune Celebrations Lunch set menu ($68++) and Reunion Celebrations Lunch set menu ($88++).

For dinner, you will want to indulge in the Luxury Celebration set menu ($888++) with luscious dishes such as Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, 10-head supreme Australian dried abalone slow-cooked for eight hours, A3 grade Kagoshima wagyu striploin and Imperial bird’s nest double boiled with cream of almond served in Thai coconut. 

If you want to eat to your heart’s content, go for the dinner buffet instead at Festive Café at Genting Hotel Jurong on February 15.

Priced at $58++ per adult and $29++ per child, the buffet also includes a complimentary portion of mini pen cai and a serving of fresh salmon for the yusheng. 

A hearty spread of fresh seafood on ice awaits diners at Sessions’ buffet dinner. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

Seafood gourmands may want to check out the buffet dinner at Sessions in Hard Rock Hotel Singapore on February 16 and 17 ($108++ per adult, $58++ for children).

The variety of fresh seafood on ice such as scallops, Alaskan king crab and the Chef’s Special Chilli Crab Sauce Lobster will satisfy any seafood-lover.

Opt for a different dining experience at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora at the aquarium instead from February 15 to March 4. 

Its six-course dinner menu ($188++) includes avocado-wrapped obsiblue tartar, kouji miso-infused oysters Rockefeller and mala crumble topped maguro steak and pepper lobster. 

Take dining to a deeper level at the exclusive buffet dinner at the S.E.A. Aquarium. PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

Or surprise the family for reunion dinner on February 15 at the S.E.A. Aquarium. It is holding a one night only Asian buffet spread ($98++ for adults, $38++ for children) that includes specialties such as Szechuan hot and sour soup with lobster and tom yum popiah.

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