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Chinese New Year 2019: Specials, Promotions & Offers to Welcome the New Year!

🌸 Huat with these CNY offers this Lunar New Year 🌸

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Even though 2019 has already started, I know it never feels like The New Year for me till Chinese New Year is done and dusted. Also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, Singaporeans typically celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore with endless feasting and catching up with the relatives after a year of the daily grind.

In 2019, the first day of Chinese New Year falls on the 5 February, Tuesday, which means a week’s worth of eating and spending time with the family! Chinese New Year 2019 is also known as the Year of the Pig so we can see some really cute decorations and red packets around for prosperity and abundance! 🐷

From now till then, we know… there are lots to be done! Whether you are just starting out on spring-cleaning, inspired by Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix or need to plan for this year’s reunion dinner, check out these CNY specials and offers on storage solutions, your favourite CNY goodies, CNY decorations and more!


Here’s an easy reference of the Chinese New Year Sales going on in Singapore right now. Click on each merchant to see more details! 😁


Merchant Sale PeriodWhat to Buy?
Shopping  
Lazada16 – 18 January 2019888 flash deals, up to 88% off, and up to $88 vouchers up for grabs! Plus, an exclusive for AMEX Cardholders!
ShopeeNow till 29 January 2019

Mega sale happening on 20 January 2019!

S$0.88 Daily Flash Deals, grab vouchers up to S$88 off + stand to win S$35,000 worth of Shopee Coins + get up to S$88,000 worth of vouchers from Shopee Angbaos and more!
Qoo10Limited time onlyEnjoy exclusive offers like the 999.9 Pure Gold Coins Collection from Chow Tai FookNew Moon’s New Zealand Abalone Bundle, Tiger Beer, super cute Innisfree x Toy Story limited edition sets, Kleenex CNY 2019 Bundle and more here.
RedmartLimited time onlyShop Redmart Huat Fest and enjoy up to 50% off + DBS Cardholders exclusive!
FAVE18 January to 19 February 2019Enjoy 20% cashback across all categories (excludes dining)  
Fashion & Beauty  
ZaloraLimited time onlyUp to 70% markdowns, extra 30% off code + lots more on sale! 
Cleaning  
Kaodim29 June 2019Get ready for CNY with S$10 off selected services at Kaodim + S$20 off mattress cleaning services 
Dining  
CHOPELimited time only50% off and 1-for-1 buffets, cafe dining and more!
Travel/Activities  
Hotels.com22 January 2019Save an additional 11% when you stay for a minimum of 3 nights + Save an extra 6% off your bookings
Klook31 January 2019Extra S$6 off minimum spend of S$120 on any Singapore activities

1.

LAZADA

What we love about Lazada is that we can buy just about anything on this shopping platform – From spring-cleaning essentials to new gadgets, baby essentials and even new clothing – and check it out at the same time! So you can check out #kitchengoals, #skingoals, #fashiongoals and more on your list easily with just one click.

Best of all, with many brands’ official stores on LazMall, you can be assured that you will receive an authentic product as well as insider dibs on limited edition sets, such as the Benefit’s CNY Exclusive sets!

Lazada CNY Sale
Credit: Lazada

What to look out for: 

Lazada CNY Sale: 888 flash deals, up to 88% off, and up to $88 vouchers
  • 16 to 18 January 2019
  • T&Cs apply. Read more at link below. 

ACTIVATE LAZADA CNY SALE 

Lazada CNY Sale: Voucher for grabs – 8% off storewide (no minimum spend, capped at S$28)
  • Valid from 14 to 18 January 2019
  • Refreshes daily at 9am, 1pm and 9pm
  • T&Cs apply. Read more at link below. 

GET VOUCHERS  

Lazada CNY Sale: 18% off minimum spend of S$88 (App only) | With AMEX Cards
  • Valid from 16 to 18 January 2019, limited redemptions per day from 9am onwards
  • Other T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE 

Lazada CNY Sale: S$88 off minimum spend of S$888 (App only) | With AMEX Cards
  • Valid from 16 to 18 January 2019, limited redemptions per day from 9am onwards
  • Other T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE 

Lazada CNY Sale: S$18 off minimum spend of S$158 (App only) | With AMEX Cards
  • Valid from 16 to 18 January 2019, limited redemptions per day from 9am onwards
  • Other T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE 

Lazada CNY Sale: Extra 15% off storewide (App only) | With HSBC Cards
  • Valid till 31 March 2019, limited to the first 100 redemptions per day from 9am onwards
  • Discount is capped at S$10
  • Other T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE 

Lazada CNY Sale: Extra 20% off storewide for new Lazada shoppers (App only) | With HSBC Cards
  • Valid till 31 March 2019, limited to first 500 redemptions per month
  • Discount is capped at S$10
  • Other T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE 

2.

SHOPEE

Shopee saves us the pain of hustling with the crowds this Chinese New Year with the much anticipated Shopee CNY Sale 2019! Look forward to exciting S$0.88 Daily Flash Deals, grab vouchers up to S$88 off and you might even get S$35,000 worth of Shopee Coins in the well-loved Shopee Shake! Yes, SHOPEE SHAKE IS BACK AGAIN! 🤪

Psst: If you already have a Shopee account, simply log in and open your Shopee angpaos daily because you can get up to S$88,000 worth of vouchers from popular brands like Etude House, Levi’s, Tao Kae Noi, New Moon, Toyogo and more! 

Shopee CNY Mega Sale 2019
Credit: Shopee

What to look out for: 

  • Mark your calendar! Daily thematic sale happening at Shopee from now till 20 January 2019: 
17 January 2019, Beauty Sale Grab health and beauty deals from Brands, Etude House, L’Oréal and more
18 – 19 January 2019, Mall Markdown FairExpect super slashed prices from favourite brands like Wishtrend, Citylife, Yves Rocher, Levi’s and more. Shopee will also be releasing limited edition Shopee Mall brands Fortune Bags, special gift with purchase promotions and a Lowest Price Guaranteed Flash Sale!
20 January 2019, Shopee CNY Mega Sale D-DAY! Stay home this Sunday with upsized 12 Flash Deal slots throughout the day, exclusive one-day only lucky Fortune Bags that will be released only for today, shop 888 deals all under $8 and more
Shopee CNY Sale: Huat Deals up to 80% off!
  • 8 to 20 January 2019
  • T&Cs apply

ACTIVATE SHOPEE CNY SALE 

Shopee CNY Sale: S$8 off minimum spend of S$18 for new Shopee user 
  • Promo Code: SHOPEECNY
  • Valid from 5 to 20 January 2019
  • T&Cs apply

ACTIVATE SHOPEE PROMO 

Shopee CNY Sale: S$5 off minimum spend of S$40 | With Citibank Cards
  • Valid from 8 to 19 January 2019, limited redemptions daily
  • No promo code required, only valid when payment is made with a Citibank credit card
  • Not valid with other Citibank x Shopee promotions
  • An eligible member can only make 1 redemption daily
  • Not applicable for products under the Misc, Tickets & Vouchers category and Shopee paid ads store
  • Other T&Cs apply

ACTIVATE SHOPEE x CITIBANK PROMO 

3.

QOO10 

And yes… what’s a sale without Qoo10? While there is Lazada and Shopee that is a similar shopping platform, we know that Qoo10 has its own followers. Hands up if you love the many Qoo10 credit cart discounts, shop coupons, cart coupons and Qexpress Quick delivery 🙋‍♀️ 

This year, you can save big with Qoo10’s Chinese New Year Sale. Early bird offers have already started so be sure to check it out! Cart coupons are also up for grabs, even during mid-week, as Qoo10 gears up for CNY with us. Typically Qoo10 are more generous during the weekends so be sure to check for these coupons on Fridays! 

Qoo10 CNY Cart Coupon Sale
Credit: Qoo10

What to look out for: 

Qoo10 CNY Sale: Big savings and exclusive buys on Qoo10 + Cart coupons up for grabs! 
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

ACTIVATE QOO10 CNY SALE

4.

REDMART

If you can’t wait and would like to get your stuff as soon as possible, Redmart’s the place to shop at for your spring-cleaning and CNY essentials. Redmart’s also great as a last minute option when you realised you forgot to get mandarin oranges, abalone or even a nice gift like bird’s nest in the days leading up to Chinese New Year! 

Credit: Redmart

What to look out for: 

  • Start this lunar new year with a sweet beginning! F&N’s festive variety pack comes in a nice retro pack that sure brings back nostalgia and memories for the family.  
  • Up to 50% off spring-cleaning and household essentials here
  • Looking for gifts of prosperity and wellness? Here are some perfect picks at up to 30% off. 
  • Forget about lugging home heavy boxes of mandarin oranges! Redmart yours here!
Redmart Huat Fest: Up to 50% off 
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

ACTIVATE REDMART HUAT FEST!

Redmart Huat Fest: S$10 off minimum S$120 spend | With Citibank Cards
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

Redmart Carlsberg promo
Credit: Redmart
Redmart Huat Fest: S$6 off S$60 minimum spend on above participating brands
  • Valid from 1 to 31 January 2019
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

5.

FAVE

For a little bit of everything you need this CNY, from reunion meals to CNY goodies, and even some epic family bonding activities (like bowling!) during the festive holiday, FAVE is the perfect one-stop platform. 

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What to look out for: 

  • DINING: Fancy a buffet for your reunion dinner, or a scrumptious 8-course meal? Up to 40% off prosperity dining vouchers here!
  • BONDING: Perfect family bonding activities such as bowling, badminton, 1-hour Escape Room Game for 8 and even Timezone credits available at up to 55% off here.
  • GOODIES: Indulge in classic CNY goodies like kueh lapis, yu sheng, pineapple tarts and lots more yummies at up to 40% off here.
  • CLEANING: Get ready for CNY with up to 82% off aircon cleaning, mattress deep-cleaning, car servicing and more here
FAVE CNY Sale: Up to 30% cashback 
  • Limited time only
  • Capped at S$10
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

6.

ZALORA

If you are looking for that perfect CNY outfit, look no further than Zalora. With so many fashion and beauty brands available at just one click at Zalora, simplify your shopping with free delivery to your doorstep, plus easy returns should you decide not to keep it. The offers at Zalora get refreshed pretty often so be sure to check back often to see if the item that you’ve been eyeing is finally on sale! 

Credit: Zalora

What to look out for: 

  • 💃 For Ladies:
    • Double Prosperity Deals: Buy 2 get 30% off here
    • Extra 40% off selected brands like Furla, Fila, Her Jewellery & more here
    • Expectant mummies, we know it’s tough to find suitable pretty dresses, so check out the Bove by Spring Maternity dresses that are going at 40% off here
  • 🕺 For the Gentlemen: 
    • Extra 40% off selected brands like Fila, Dockers, Coach & more here!
    • Up to 50% off streetwear here
Zalora CNY Sale: 20% off new arrivals! 
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

Zalora CNY Sale: Up to 80% off + Extra 35% off Menswear
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

Zalora CNY Sale: Up to 80% off + Extra 35% off Ladies fashion
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

Zalora New Year Treats Sale: Extra 40% off selected brands (Men)
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

Zalora New Year Treats Sale: Extra 40% off selected brands (Ladies)
  • Limited time only
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

7.

KAODIM

Spring-cleaning can be a chore, so if you’ll like to outsource it, you can count on the professionals at Kaodim to get it done for you. From house-cleaning to renovation, Kaodim is a platform that connects you up to reliable service providers that they have pre-screened. Best of all, you get to review business profiles and check out reviews from previous customers before you settle on the best service provider suitable for your needs. 

How to use Kaodim
Credit: Kaodim

What to look out for: 

  • Get S$20 off mattress cleaning services! Perfect for CNY… Get promo code here
Kaodim: Get ready for CNY with S$10 off selected services at Kaodim 
  • Promo Code: THANKYOU10
  • Valid till 29 June 2019

ACTIVATE S$10 OFF KAODIM

8.

CHOPE

Here’s another platform that you need to be in the know of, that your tummy will be happy with – CHOPE! Not only do you get to save big at some of your favourite restaurants, try new ones as well as Chope your way to prosperity with their 1-for-1s & 50% off dining deals! 

CHOPE 1-for-1 Dining
Credit: CHOPE

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What to look out for: 

  • Take your pick from the selection of buffets and more – Perfect for a different kind of reunion dinner or lunch! 
CHOPE Dining Deals: 1-for-1s and 50% off dining vouchers
  • Limited time only

ACTIVATE CHOPE DINING DEALS

9.

HOTELS.COM

If you are one of the lucky ones who have decided to travel during this festive season, there’s an oink-derful sale going on at Hotels.com! Whether you are travelling with your family or just with your other half, don’t miss out on the up to 70% off + additional savings hotel bookings. Even if you are just planning a staycation right here in Singapore, you can use the additional promo codes for some nice savings. 

Hotels.com promo code
Credit: Hotels.com

What to look out for: 

  • The longer you stay, the more you save! Save an additional 11% when you stay for a minimum of 3 nights. 
  • Save an extra 6% off your bookings with the hotels.com New Year code! 
Hotels.com New Year Sale: Up to 70% off + an extra up to 11% off 
  • Valid till 22 January 2019, for travel until 31 March 2019 
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE

10.

KLOOK

For the rest of us who are staying put in Singapore this CNY, if you plan to take a break from the visiting (which can get really exhausting) and pigging out, check out Klook for some fun activities you can do with your family! An afternoon at Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A Aquarium or even Gardens by the Bay would perk up the holiday. 

OCBC Skyway
Credit: Klook

What to look out for: 

  • With a Klook ticket, you get to skip the line at certain attractions, giving you more time to have fun!
Klook Deal of the Month: Extra S$6 off minimum spend of S$120 on any Singapore activities
  • Valid till 31 January 2019 
  • T&Cs apply

GET PROMO CODE


🎉 CHINESE NEW YEAR FUN FACTS
Seeing some relatives, cousins and even friends, once a year can either make for a lot of catching up to do, or a plenty of small talk. I’ve done my research for all you socially awkward people out there – here are four fun facts about Chinese New Year that you’ve probably never heard of before. Hopefully it’ll help you break the ice with your distant relatives this coming Chinese New Year!

(1) Singapore isn’t the only country to celebrate Chinese New Year (duh). But how many people actually celebrate it? The total number might shock you. Chinese New Year is actually celebrated by almost a quarter of the world’s population! To put it into context, we recently reached a population of a whopping 7 billion.

(2) For students in China, Chinese New Year is as important as Christmas in the Western countries. Schools in China get about a month off homework and classes, and university students get an even longer break! It might surprise you, but even citizens of Brunei get a one day public holiday in lieu of the Chinese New Year festival.

(3) Apparently, going visiting on the 5th day of Chinese New Year is considered bad luck.The fifth day of the Chinese New Year is called ‘Po Wu’, according to China.org. We, the Chinese, are expected to remain at home to welcome the God of Wealth instead of going to visit our family and friends. Visiting and the usual festivities can then resume on the sixth and seventh day.

(4) Staying up the whole night after your reunion dinner might just help your parents live a little longer. This 守岁 tradition is quickly being abandoned by the younger generations. Legend has it that a fierce monster named ‘Nian’ will come to attack people and their livestock on the eve of Chinese New Year. In order to prevent this and avoid an attack by ‘Nian’, the villagers would stay up the whole night. It is believed that if the younger generation stays up the whole night, their parents will have longevity. True or not? Better safe than sorry, I say.

(5) Wearing new shoes help you pave the path of a smoother year ahead. It is said that wearing new shoes help you stomp out the “little people” around who might cause harm or make things difficult for you. So with these people out of your way, you will have a more successful and smoother year ahead!

 💪🏻 DECLUTTERING FOR THE NEW YEAR

(Almost) Everyone is talking about Marie Kondo, or the KonMari Method™. So what’s it all about? It’s a movement that encourages people to keep only those things that speak to your heart and spark joy for you. According to Marie’s teaching, if you properly simplify and organise your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Sounds good huh?!! So if you are onto spring cleaning and would need some storage solutions, do check out Lazada, Qoo10 and even RedMart for some efficient cabinets and drawers! (Get the book here!)

💃🏻 CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 CALLS FOR… NEW CLOTHES

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Being dressed in new clothes will make your visitations much more pleasant, trust me. Get something that hides your flaws and highlights your strengths! No more pesky distant relatives telling you that you’ve gained weight over the past year (oops!).

Some websites that you can check out for great Chinese New Year appropriate clothes include Zalora and Lazada. I’ve personally used Zalora for many a Chinese New Year outfit. What I love about Zalora is that they have specific picks for Chinese New Year appropriate outfits! Yup, they MOSTLY come in different shades of red. You might think that it’ll leave you looking like a walking ang pao, but their stylish designs are subtle enough to leave you looking elegant and classy instead of tacky and extra.

If you’re looking to get your Chinese New Year 2019 clothes online, do remember to start looking early. Many will be trawling through the site for the best deals and discounts as early as the start of January, so its best to get clicking fast!

P.S. Check out some of the amazing promos and sales for Zalora and Lazada on Cardable. You might be able to score an extra sweet deal or discount for less with one of the coupon codes this Chinese New Year 2019.

🥘 BEST CHINESE NEW YEAR GOODIES, AND WHERE TO GET THEM

Okay, the festivities and feasting might seriously derail that healthy diet that you’ve been meaning to get started on. But the Chinese New Year goodies are SO worth it! Please do yourself a favour and eat a little of everything – in moderation, of course.

Here are some of the best Chinese New Year goodies that you just HAVE to get a taste of this 2019 Chinese New Year. I’ve also included places where you can get the best of these goodies. No wasting of calories here!

Pineapple tarts

Ah, my favourite. Buttery pastry with sweet, sticky filling makes for an addictive snack that you can continually pop into your mouth while watching television.

While I personally feel that my aunt makes the best homemade pineapple tarts (no preservatives!), it can be really time consuming and labour intensive to start from scratch. No matter, the ones that you get outside are pretty bomb as well.

My favourite are the ones at Joyous Pastries that taste rather ‘homemade’. After all, they use only the finest ingredients to make their pineapple fillings. By the way, their pineapple fillings are homemade and not those that you’d find mass-made industrially! They also do not use preservatives or colouring, which makes for a slightly healthier treat.

Bak Kwa

Bak kwa, also known as rou gan, is classic Chinese New Year food. The stalls selling this Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product are mostly empty the rest of the year. But come the period before Chinese New Year, the queues are insane!

Here’s a stall that continually gets queues that can last for HOURS: Lim Chee Guan. Make your long wait worthwhile with some bak kwa from this all-time-favourite stall. Year after year, the queue at their Chinatown outlet stretch for streets. The ridiculously long queue was even reported in The Straits’ Times some years back.

Love Letters

The kids’ choice, this light and crispy snack is super fragrant and perfect for a lighter snack compared to the heavier treats that adorn the table of goodies. A perfect love letter is hard to find. The worst is when you excitedly open the tin of love letters and… they’ve gone stale.

Here’s a place where you can get fresh love letters that retain their crunch long after the guests have gone home: Lavender Confectionery and Bakery. With a few branches throughout Singapore, its even easier to get access to these treats! This family-owned company also has a few dining concepts around JB and KL. Their traditional love letters are made over a charcoal stove, that give it an extra crispy bite. So what makes their love letters stand out from the crowd? They don’t go stale, because they’ve already been prepacked into small packages that contain six love letters per packet. This means you can feel less guilty about accidentally leaving that tin open –  the quality of the other love letters will be kept intact.

🈵 THE SPIRIT OF CHINESE NEW YEAR

Although we’ve highlighted two exciting parts of Chinese New Year – the new clothes and the goodies, do remember to have a good catch-up with your family and friends as well. That’s what Chinese New Year is all about after all. Enjoy the festivities and gong xi fa cai!

We know that there is much to prepare for for Chinese New Year, so do stay tuned as we update this article with the best Chinese New Year promotions we can find to help you get the best deals on new clothes, new shoes, Chinese New Year goodies, spring-cleaning help and more!

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Written by Adele Chiang

Can be found on the yoga mat, taking long walks, or stuffing her face silly with chocolate. Can't sing, roll in the deep or set fire to the rain.

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