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Newsletter of Chinatown
January 2012
Announcements
  1. Chinatown Business Association would like to wish everyone a HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
  2. In lieu of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2012 Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony on 1 January 2012, Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2012 Countdown Party on 22 January 2012 and Chinatown Yuan Xiao Jie on 5 February 2012, there will be road and lane closures of some roads in Chinatown.

1.

New Bridge Road (Right Most Lane-from under Garden Bridge to Temple St)

On 31/12/2011 from 8.00pm to 2.00am the following day

2.

New Bridge Road (Left Most Lane-between Pagoda St & Temple St)

3.

New Bridge Road (between Upper Cross Street and Kreta Ayer Road)

On 01/01/2012 from 2.00pm to 11.00pm

4.

Eu Tong Sen Street

5.

Pagoda Street

On 01/01/2012 from 2.00pm to 11.00pm

6.

Temple Street

7.

Trengganu Street

8.

Sago Street

9.

Smith Street

10.

New Bridge Road (Right Most Lane)

On 21/01/2012 from 8.00pm to 2.00am the following day

11.

New Bridge Road (Left Most Lane-between Pagoda St & Temple St)

12.

New Bridge Road (between Upper Cross Street and Kreta Ayer Road)

On 22/01/2012 from 5.00pm to 3.00am the following day

13.

Eu Tong Sen Street

14.

New Bridge Road (Right Most Lane)

On 04/02/2012 from 8.00pm to 1.00am the following day

15.

New Bridge Road (Left Most Lane - between Pagoda St & Temple St)

16.

New Bridge Road (between Upper Cross Street and Kreta Ayer Road)

On 05/02/2012 from 3.00pm to 11.00pm

17.

Eu Tong Sen Street

  1. We would like to welcome our new members on board!
Ordinary Members

Poh Heng Jewellery Pte Ltd
N0.28 North Canal Road, #06-01,
Poh Heng Building S(059284)

Join Us!

Join us as a member of CBA! Visit our website for more information.
Did You Know?

Banda Street 

The reason for this name is not documented. However, some possible inferences could be made from what is known of the area. The word 'banda' means 'business' or 'city' in Malay. The other possibility is a reference to the Banda Straits of Indonesia, though this seems unlikely.

Happening In Chinatown
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2012 Street Light-Up
Date:  1 January - 21 February 2012
Time:  7.00pm - 2.00am (Friday & Saturday)
7.00pm - 12.00mn (Sunday - Thursday)
Venue:  Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, Garden Bridge and inner streets of Chinatown

The light-up features a dazzling display of lights and decorations. Usher in the prosperous year of the Dragon with decorative illuminated dragon motifs and colourful fairy lights.

For the first time, the light-up features the creative design concept by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Combining traditions with modern design, be enthralled by the creativity and interactivity of the light-up design.


Chinatown Shop house & Commercial Building Façade Decoration & Light-Up Competition 
Display & Light-up period: 25 December 2011 - 6 February 2011
Time:  7pm - 12mn
Venue:  Chinatown

Chinatown Wishing Tree by Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee 
Date:  1 Jan - 22 Jan 2012
Time:  3pm to 10pm
Venue:  In front of the entrance of Chinatown MRT Station at Pagoda Street
Make your New Year wishes come true at the Chinatown Wishing Tree this Spring Festival!

Inspired by the Hong Kong Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree tradition, you can try your hand at tossing a mandarin orange wishing charm onto a lucky banyan tree at Chinatown.

Join in the festive fun by making wishes for yourself, your loved ones and your country. For a donation of S to the Kreta Ayer Seniors Activity Centre, you will get a wishing charm and 3 tosses to hang it on the tree from 1 to 22 January 2012.

Online Campaign 
Get a headstart for the Year of the Dragon by participating in the Chinatown Wishing Tree Online Campaign, blending the best of tradition with technology!

Submit your wishes online and stand to win yourself an iPad! Participants will be entered into our lucky draw that will be held over 5 weeks with a total of 10 iPad 2 to be won!

Please visit http://www.chinatownfestivals.sg/CNY2012/home for more information now!
News from LTA
MRT Downtown Line Stage 1 Project: Chinatown Station. 
Good news! The Downtown Line 1 (DTL1) Chinatown Station has reached another significant milestone. Its station civil structure is completed. The project is on schedule and the team has moved on to the reinstatement works.

When the DTL1 Chinatown Station opens in 2013, it will definitely provide more conveniences and travel choices to the residents and businesses in the Chinatown vicinity.

MRT Downtown Line 3 Project: Fort Canning Station and Associated Tunnel. 
Another upcoming exciting project is the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3). The fully underground 21 km-long DTL3 is the final stretch of the entire 42km DTL. It comprises 16 stations and stretches from the new Fort Canning Station near River Valley Road to the Singapore Expo in the east.

To link the DTL1 Chinatown Station to DTL3 Fort Canning Station, a 105m length cut-and-cover tunnel will be constructed along Upper Cross Street, near Subordinate Court and Block 34, Upper Cross Street. To facilitate the construction, temporary traffic diversion along Upper Cross Street between Park Crescent Road and Chin Swee has started from 21 December 2011. We seek your understanding as every effort will be taken to minimise any inconveniences arising from the construction.

Together with your support, we look forward to the completing of the DTL3 in 2017 where it will enhance the rail connectivity network and offer direct travel from the north-western and eastern part of Singapore to Chinatown, the Central Business District as well as the new Downtown area.
Past Activities
Anaki Rocks @ Kreta Ayer Square
3th - 4th December 2011 

With 14 bands come together over 2 days to entertain the crowd with their skills and sound ranging from rock, punk and metal to alternative, funk, soul and R&B. Despite the drizzling rains, the turnout was massive.

All Styles Wushu Display @ Kreta Ayer Square 
25th December 2011

An exciting live display of Wushu this Christmas at Chinatown!
5th International Lion Dance Competition 2012 @ open carpark beside Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
3th - 4th December 2011 

With 14 bands come together over 2 days to entertain the crowd with their skills and sound ranging from rock, punk and metal to alternative, funk, soul and R&B. Despite the drizzling rains, the turnout was massive.