Every dog has its day

What better way to usher in the Year of the Dog than with your pet dog?

That is what this man must have thought when he joined the crowds at the Chinese New Year street bazaar in Chinatown yesterday.

He was spotted riding his bicycle through the packed streets with his pooch all dressed up in festive gear.

The street bazaar, which ended late yesterday, saw shoppers hunting for last-minute bargains as they snapped up traditional goodies, some of which were being sold at $10 for seven bottles.

The Chinatown light-up will continue until March 16. A team of craftsmen were flown in from Sichuan, China, to build the lanterns, many of which feature man's best friend.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 16, 2018, with the headline 'Every dog has its day'. Subscribe