Must-take 2016 Lunar New Year photos at RWS

This year’s Lunar New Year falls on 8 February. In the Chinese zodiac, this marks the start of the Year of the Monkey. And at Resorts World Sentosa, we don’t monkey around when it comes to celebrating the new year.

At Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, The Forum, and Festive Walk, you’ll find troops of monkeys, characters in festive gear and special programming. If you’re visiting from now until late February, here are some photo spots you don’t want to miss.

The Forum

Our biggest Lunar New Year decoration is the gigantic Sun Wu Kong statue at the forum. Also known as the Monkey King, Sun Wu Kong is a popular character in the classic tale Journey to the West.

The total height of our pièce de résistance is about 8m. The Sun Wu Kong statue is about 4.2m high, and is perched on two high platforms, making it an imposing feature at The Forum.

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For the best angle, ask the photographer to stand further away from the installation so they can capture the whole decoration.

Around the Resort, you will find smaller monkeys. These are Sun Wu Kong’s minions. We heard that there are a total of 24 small monkeys around the Resort.

If you want to spot all of them, they can be found in these locaitons:

  • The Forum
  • S.E.A. Aquarium entrance
  • Adventure Cove Waterpark entrance
  • Universal Studios Singapore Lagoon deco

We particularly like this cheeky fellow.

Find this overjoyed monkey and its peach outside Tino's Pizza.
Find this overjoyed monkey and its peach outside Tino’s Pizza.
Adventure Cove Waterpark Chinese New Year deco
Guess where you can find this?

Universal Studios Singapore

Arches, lanterns and characters in festive gears await guest to the theme park. Be sure to pick up the daily park schedule as you enter, so that you don’t miss the appearance of your favourite characters.

USS Chinese New Year 2016
Photo tip: It’s better for the photographer to stand outside the USS gantry to get a full photo of the gates. Remember to get the hand stamp to go back in.

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Our characters are ready for the new year with festive outfits.

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S.E.A. Aquarium

Sun Wukong demonstrates the poses you can take when you’re visiting S.E.A. Aquarium for Gong SEA Fa Cai.

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Other spots

You’ll find this the peach blossom arch at one end of Festive Walk (nearest the hotels).

Photo tip: Wait until there's no one and snap a photo under the arch.
Photo tip: Wait until there’s no one and snap a photo under the arch.
RWS Chinese New Year 2016
For the best angle, pose next to the Peranakan kebaya-clad mannequin.

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