River Hongbao 2015

I purposely choose to come down during a weekday to avoid the crowd. If not, my wife and I will have to carry our kids through the crowd.

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My kids are happy to see their favorite playground being exhibited.

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And last but not least, the iconic figure that must be around every year.

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Taken with Sony Nex5R with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens

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Huayi performance 2015 at Esplanade, 传统舞乐瑞狮腾飞

During this Chinese New Year, I brought my family down to the Esplanade for some performances. This is a slew of performances put together by Sheng Hong Arts Institute Chinese Dance Department, Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra Percussion Ensemble & Tian Eng Dragon and Lion Dance Centre. (新加坡城隍艺术学院华族舞蹈系、
南洋理工华乐团打击乐小组与天鹰龙狮学院). Unfortunately, by the time my family and I finished our dinner, we can only find sitting places on the steps in one corner, as evident from all the shooting angles below.

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And finally my favorite segment, the drum performance. They made it more interesting and spectacular by dusting the drums with what smelt like Talcom powder before hitting them.

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Equipment: Olympus E-5 with Zuiko 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD lens.

Performance by Hangzhou Performing Art Group At Alexandra Retail Centre

There are two groups performing at Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) as part of the Chinese New Year celebration to usher the year of Goat. I chance upon this when I went there for lunch one day and saw the performance by Xuzhou Performing Art Troupe. I came back another day and watched the performance by Hangzhou Performing Art Group.

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Equipment:

1. Sony Nex5R with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens