Riding into the Year of the Horse

Welcome the Year of the Horse with fun fare and food fare at Resorts World Sentosa. Here are five ways you can get a leg up into the Chinese New Year. Huat ah! (loosely translated to ‘here’s to prosperity’)

1.       Auspicious signs all around

Giddy up! Because nothing says run like the wind, like 8 horses charging right at you.
Giddy up! Because nothing says ride like the wind, like 8 horses galloping right at you.

If you like auspicious signs and can’t do without the numbers ‘3’ and ‘8’, then you’ll love the decorations. With items such as 3,888 custom-made lanterns, 8 lantern horses along FestiveWalk and 8 lantern seahorses outside The Maritime Experiential Museum, you’ll be riding on a wave of prosperity.

2.       Soak in the festivities

Catch your favourite characters at Universal Studios Singapore in festive cheer and gear. S.E.A. Aquarium also extends its opening hours to 9am – 9pm from 31 Jan – 9 Feb. There’ll be public performances such as festive drums, street acrobatics and stilt walkers at the Waterfront promenade, and chamber music in the aquarium. Children can try writing Chinese calligraphy and art & craft activities.

3.       Sure-Win Hong Bao Surprise

If it’s sure win, how can it be a surprise? Perhaps the surprise is in what you can win.

From 15 Jan – 14 Feb, guests visiting our three major attractions, or spend $50 at seven F&B outlets* will get one of 18,888 Hong Baos. Meet any of these criterias and you’ll get a Hong Bao. That’s the sure-win part.

Now for the surprise. Open the Hong Baos and you may win a one-night stay at the Ocean Suites or Tree Top Lofts, tickets to LightSeeker musical, attraction passes and dining vouchers. Total prizes worth? More than $6mil.

* Feng Shui Inn, Forest森, Ocean Restaurant, Osia, Palio, Starz Restaurant, Tangerine

4.       Lo Hei at Universal Studios Singapore™ 

Lo Hei at Universal Studios Singapore, 30 Jan and 6 Feb
Lo Hei at Universal Studios Singapore, 30 Jan and 6 Feb

Since food plays such an important role in any Chinese festivities, we’ll split the feasting reasons to two parts. Here’s the first: Reunion dinner lo hei at Universal Studios Singapore. Seat yourselves along New York Street or at Hollywood China Bistro (depending on group size) and get served a 9-course menu, including a horse-shaped yu sheng, prepared by top chefs from Feng Shui Inn and Forest 森.

UPDATE (9 Jan 2014): During this event, guests will get to meet Woody and Winnie Woodpecker, and go on three rides and shows. This Lo Hei is available on 30 Jan and 6 Feb; more nights may be available upon request – please call 6577 6688 to inquire. Event starts from 6:30pm.

Seats are priced at $98++ (adult) and $78++ (child), inclusive of Universal Studios Singapore access. RWS Invites members save $10.

5.       (More than) 15 days of feasting

Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated over 15 days. But who’s to say you cannot feast for longer?

Salmon and Mackerel Lo Hei with Italy Balsamic Vinegar or Mint Dressing
Feng Shui Inn’s Salmon and Mackerel Lo Hei with Italy Balsamic Vinegar or Mint Dressing

From 20 Jan – 14 Feb, Feng Shui Inn is serving CNY festive dishes. The most unique item on the menu is Chef Li Kwok Kwong’s horse-shaped yu sheng. Symbolising ‘galloping towards a bright future’, the dish offers a medley of sharp flavours and colours, with its mix of salmon, mackerel, silver fish and bak kwa livened up with balsamic vinegar or mint dressing.

Feng Shui Inn’s CNY offerings are available a la carte or as an 8-course spread from 6 persons ($1,118++) to 10 persons ($1,688++). Takeaway goodies such as its festive hamper, golden ingot pineapple pastry and walnut cookies are also available.

Forest's Salmon Fruity Vegetable Yu Sheng
Forest’s Salmon Fruity Vegetable Yu Sheng

From 18 Jan – 14 Feb, at Forest, in another twist of the traditional yu sheng, Chef Sam Leong has prepared his version of salmon fruity vegetable yu sheng. Instead of fried and preserved ingredients, it is filled with fresh fruits such as melon, pomelo and apple, crowned with crispy silverfish and thinly sliced salmon, and dressed with yuzu honey lime.

Diners can also pick from two 5-course set lunches (from $68++ to $88++) and three 6-course set dinners (from $178++ to $388++) showcasing Forest 森’s contemporary Chinese cuisine with a premium touch.

All set to giddy up to the Year of the Horse?

For dining enquiries or reservations, call 6577 6688 or email dining@rwsentosa.com.

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