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Celebrate Lunar New Year at Orchard Road Carpark Gluttons Square

Source: www.stb.gov.sg

The authentic Singapore street food stalls to remain open during the Lunar New Year Period with a host of festive activities and promotions

A host of exciting activities and promotions have been planned for diners at Orchard Road Carpark Gluttons Square in celebration of the Lunar New Year and to enhance the dining experience during the last month of operations at the carpark.
Stalls will also remain open throughout the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, in order to enable more locals and visitors to enjoy the uniquely tantalizing Singapore street food in a nostalgic setting during the festive season.
Visitors to Singapore can enjoy a whole range of promotions from 8 to 23 February 2005, including trying Fa Cai Yu Sheng1 for just $8, to free Ice Kachang for visitors born in the year of the Rooster.
They can redeem these treats with coupons from the Gluttons Square Lunar New Year promotional flyer that will be available at Singapore Visitors Centres. Visitors who join the HiPPO tours will also receive free Ice Kachang upon presentation of their HiPPO tour tickets at the dessert stall.
Visitors and local diners will also be able to enjoy Lion Dance performances on 8 to 13 February, and 15 to 23 February at 6.30pm, with an auspicious Cai Qing2 session on the first day of the Lunar New Year.
In the Ang Pow Giveaways promotion on 8, 9 and 10 February, there will be an hourly draw from 11pm to 3am where two lucky diners will stand a chance to win a S$88 Ang Pow each.
The revival of Orchard Road Carpark Gluttons Square was organised by the Singapore Tourism Board as a month-long event in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival in July 2004. Due to overwhelming demand from the public, Gluttons Square was extended to allow more locals and visitors to enjoy this nostalgic dining experience.
Gluttons Square has become a popular dining spot, with hawkers dishing up authentic Singapore street food for more than 500,000 diners from August to December 2004, 10 per cent of whom were foreign visitors. Operations at the Orchard Road Carpark Gluttons Square will come to an end on 28 February 2005.
1 Yu Sheng is a traditional Lunar New Year raw fish salad that is tossed and eaten to welcome good luck, prosperity and happiness.
2 Cai Qing (literally translated as plucking or getting the green) is a special lion dance performance that has lion dancers going through obstacles to retrieve an Ang Pow that is suspended from a certain height. This traditional performance is supposed to bring luck and wealth. Cai Qing performers must be experienced in kungfu, good reflexes, and have great knowledge of lion dancing.

Source: www.stb.gov.sg Media Release 3 Feb 2005

Pictures: Gluttons Square at Orchard Road Carpark: Circa 2005

 

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