Photo-taking and columbarium visits
Every year, on the first day of Chinese New Year, before visiting any relatives, the Cheongs take part in a family ritual.
The first part involves taking a picture in the living room of their terrace house in Telok Kurau. Using a camera on a tripod, the family of five take a dozen family portraits in formal and wacky poses.
The father, Mr Jeff Cheong, 40, who is the president of advertising agency Tribal Worldwide Asia, says this is to "track how fast our children have grown".
Eating fast food alone tonight
Tonight, Ms Porsche Poh, 45, will have dinner by herself at a McDonald's outlet.
The executive director of Silver Ribbon (Singapore), a mental health advocacy organisation, will have a McSpicy burger extra value meal with fries, and a cup of green tea to wash it all down.
Eating fast food has become a tradition for her during the Chinese New Year period. She is single, an orphan and only child, whose father died of heart disease when she was seven. Her mother died of cancer 11 years later.
Window for family holiday
Instead of visiting relatives, some families choose to spend the Chinese New Year period on holiday abroad because it is the only window in the entire year they get time off to travel.
The Koh family is one such case.
The family business is a car repair and insurance company which is open all year except for the 15 days of Chinese New Year.
A pencai made with love
Food is always serious business in the Cheong family and all the more so when Chinese New Year comes around.
That is when "masterchef" Suzanna Cheong - the nickname her husband and three children have for her - whips up an elaborate gourmet feast for the family's reunion dinner, which has always been held at their five-room HDB executive flat in Pasir Ris.
For the past three years, the family have been creating their own version of pencai by adding their favourite ingredients into the pot. Pencai is an all-in-one-pot dish usually filled with Chinese delicacies.
Movie date with a clan of 70
Most people have a lazy start on the first day of Chinese New Year.
Not Qian Hu Corporation's managing director, Mr Kenny Yap, and his family of more than 70.
The entire clan - including his 86-year-old mother, eight older siblings and 23 nephews and nieces - get up early to go to the movies.