It’s the time of the year where bak kwa reigns supreme, spring-cleaning takes precedence over everything and red is the colour of the season.
Yes, we’re talking about Chinese New Year.
Some people swear by this festive period as their favourite holiday of the year and there’s definitely something for everyone whether it’s the delicious snacks, collection of red packets or just hanging out with the family.
If you’ve yet to get started on the festivities, we’ve put together a guide to help you paint the town red. With these handy tips, there’s no doubt that you will be having a fantastic Dragon year ahead.
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STUFF TO EAT & DO
What To Eat This Chinese New Year
From Pen Cai to pineapple tarts, to more adventurous creations (foie gras truffle oil Yusheng, anybody?), here’s the ultimate CNY eat-list.
WHAT TO WEAR
Soaring dragons & dancing phoenixes from Bally
Swiss luxury brand Bally joins the Lunar New Year celebrations with capsule collections for men and women
Wear the phoenix for Chinese New Year
SEE PHOTOS: Shanghai Tang’s Spring Summer 2012 collection, ‘The Rite of the Phoenix’, is a perfect modern take on dressing for Chinese New Year
What to Wear: Chinese New Year
Check out our top picks on how you can dress to impress this Lunar New Year
WHAT TO DO
The best day to start work in 2012
We all need a bit of extra luck, so check out our ‘Auspicious Days to Start Work in 2012″ chart for Chinese New Year.
Love forecast for the Dragon year
Is your love life shining bright or filled with stormy days ahead? Read aboutt your love forecast for the coming Dragon year.
Chinese New Year Beauty Prep
From long-lasting manicures to instant beauty fixes, we’ve got it all in our round-up of Beauty ideas for this Chinese New Year
WHAT TO BUY
What to buy this Chinese New Year
When ang pows lack in sincerity, maybe these ornate gifts will make up for it