Tampines Welcomes The Year Of The Boar
Over the weekend of 9 and 10 February 2019, more than 2,000 participants comprising residents, stakeholders, community partners and volunteers joined us in Lunar New Year Celebration sheld across Tampines. From the Festive and Central Plazas at OTH, to theTampines West Neighbourhood (N8) open compound, everyone soaked up the festive mood as they cheered to well wishes amid boisterous celebrations.
A traditional local favourite of many, the Lo Hei is a prosperity dish featuring a variety of ingredients tossed with gusto as auspicious phrases are belted out to toast to better prospects and good fortune in the year ahead. This year’s mass Lo Hei was a first organised with Tampines GrassrootsAdviser Ms Cheng Li Hui joining the crowd that included three-generation families and even foreign guests of Tampines residents.
Celebrating with a sumptuous full course dinner, Minister Masagos Zulkifli spent the evening with residents as they enjoyed spectacular lion dance and getai performances. He also shared the festive joy by giving out red packets and tangerines. With a special appearance made by the God of Fortune mascot, the night was indeed a memorable and ‘huat’ one for everyone who attended.