On 27th January 2015, there was a media preview for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown. It was hosted by Dr Lily Neo, MP (member of parliament) of the Tanjong Pagar area, and has been an MP for 18 years. During her time as an MP the Chinese New Year celebrations have grown tremendously and quote “are soaring to greater heights”. This year, as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, there are 1,500 gold coin lanterns, each with a diameter of 1 metre and weighing 5 kilograms each. Not only are there gold coin lanterns, but there are also 338 goat lanterns, designed by students from SUTD ranging from 18 to 22 years old.This amazing display of creativity and innovation took 6 months (July to December 2014) and took an additional 40 days to install. To produce this feat, they needed 45 master craftsmen, each with their own skill. In addition to that, the 8th International Lion Dance Competition will take place during this festive season – with 14 teams from 10 different countries.There will also be a Festive Street Bazaar with a colossal, 440 stalls, each adding to the festive cheer.With all these events and more, who wouldn’t want to be at Chinatown this Chinese New Year?