Plenty of golden bullish action at Chinatown Chinese New Year Light-Up 2021. Let’s all look forward to a golden new year ahead!
Let me begin this festive light-up post in a different way this time, by providing a mythological recap.
In all versions of the Chinese Zodiac origins myth, the Ox was conned/cheated of his rightful place as the first of the 12 animal representatives.
The celestial race version claims that the Ox foolishly allowed the Rat to stand on its head during the final river crossing; the Rat thereafter leaped and dashed to the finishing point.
In another version that features combat, the mighty Ox defeated even the ferocious Tiger but lost to the Rat. The tiny rodent just crept all over the Ox, nibbling, tickling, etc.
Whichever version, if true, I’m sure the Ox must now be thinking, “Heng ah. If I first, lim bei tio Covid year leh!”
Just a silly joke. What I’m saying is, let’s hope come Feb 12, everyone throughout the world will enjoy the vitality of a typical ox. Let’s hope the world economy will be bullish too. Wait, I know I know, a bull isn’t exactly an ox. But I’m sure you know what I mean …
2021 Chinese New Year at Chinatown
Outside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
This is something new. There wasn’t much decoration at the front entrance in previous years’ light-ups.
The Festive Light-Up ends on March 12, 2021. Check here for the list of online activities to enjoy!
Golden Tigers at the 2022 Light-Up
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.