Meeting “Yuki” and his parade of cheerful rats at Chinatown Chinese New Year Light-Up 2020.
Soma Yuki, of Fruits Basket fame, have invaded Singapore’s Chinatown. Together with his many nakama.
No, LOL. I’ve have not lost it. Just having a bit of fun here because, you guessed it, I just binge-watched Fruits Basket 2019 Season 1 on Netflix.
I’m not entirely nonsensical though, since Yuki in the Anime is possessed by the Chinese Zodiac rat, and that’s all over the Chinatown light-up this year. On that, isn’t it interesting that the Rat is the first of the Chinese Zodiac system? Also represented by the Chinese character 子, a character that alternatively means “son?” I’m familiar with the legend of how the Chinese Zodiac came to be, but I often feel there is more to this strange tale.
Anyway, here are this year’s pictures.
Chinatown Chinese New Year Light-Up 2020
A parade of the other Chinese Zodiac animals stands behind the fortune-bringing rats. Unfortunately, because of traffic, I could only photograph 2 of them up-close.
Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar 2020
Within Chinatown Complex
I’ve never included pictures from within Chinatown Complex in any of my Chinese New Year Light-Up posts. Reason being … I generally avoid going into the complex; I didn’t even dine there when I was living right beside the complex years ago. Thus, it’s seriously high time that I put up some.
Back to the Wealth-Bringing Rat(s)
Chinatown Chinese New Year Light-Up 2020 is ongoing till February 22, 2020.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.