We started our walk from Maxwell Market where we had dinner. We knew it would be crowded so we did not want to bring a stroller initially, but MF injured his leg yesterday and had difficulty walking so we ended up bringing the stroller so that we did not have to carry him all the way.
Initially it was still not very crowded, so we took our time to slowly look at the new year goods on sale. There were the usual new year decorations, and some more trendy cute stuff like the mini luggage case below.
As we walked along, MY was distracted by the sound of a bird chirping. He followed the sound and entered a shop. Turned out it was not a real bird, but a porcelain whistle!
We checked out a stall selling red packets. I must say, the designs were moving with the times!
There was also fake money sold at another red packet stall.. LOL!!
We reached the main intersection of the street stalls and it got super crowded!
At the main intersection stood the recycled chibi Fortune God that I recalled seeing two years ago.
At the main intersection, there was some fierce competition going on between the fruit jelly stalls. Free samples were being thrown around!
We continued walking around the street stalls and spotted an interesting family portrait paper-cutting stall. Looked like a neat souvenir! I would probably buy it if I was a tourist.
And I discovered the biggest shopaholic in the family was MY. He was stopping at almost every stall and touching everything, we had to literally drag him along otherwise we would be there till midnight!
And we finally reached Eu Tong Sen Street, where we took a mandatory photo of the sheep decoration in the middle of the road.
Everyone was pretty tired by then, it was hard work squeezing through the crowd and getting the over-enthusiastic MY to move along. No doubt it was difficult moving around Singapore Chinatown with the kids during Chinese New Year season, but that’s how you really soak in the festive spirit, isn’t it?