Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour

by Big Bus Tours

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Celebrate Chinese New Year the best way this 2018! Cruise down Chinatown and take in the festivities on a Big Bus open-top double-decker bus!

  • Take in an auspicious street light-up in Chinatown
  • Take a ride on the fun Big Bus open-top double-decker bus
  • Enjoy spectacular views on the open-top deck

Suntec Convention Centre
Approx. 45mins (from 01 - 14 Feb: daily 7:30pm)


Put an auspicious spin on your Chinese New Year festivities! Sail down Chinatown, where an elaborate light-up awaits. Bring in the Year of the Dog with stunning handcrafted decorations, including vibrantly-lit lanterns inspired by 2018's zodiac animal - only on board the fun TOPless HiPPO Bus!

From February 1 to 14, there will be one departure nightly (7:30pm) from Suntec City. What's more, you can choose to drop off at South Bridge Road for a spot of festive shopping instead of returning to Suntec City!

What You Can Expect

Celebrate Chinese New Year in style! From February 1 to 14, the HiPPO Chinese New Year Light-Up Tour will depart nightly from the BIG BUS & DUCK Tourist Hub at Suntec City.

Hop on to the fun Big Bus open-top double-decker bus and cruise past iconic landmarks like the Esplanade, Marina Bay, Clifford Pier and Lau Pa Sat, before heading down to Chinatown for the light up. Take a breezy drive down South Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street and capture the beauty of dazzling handmade lanterns and sculptures down South Bridge Road.

What's more, you can choose to end the tour at Chinatown and go for a spot of shopping at the Chinatown street bazaar. Expect to see traditional festive goodies, spring flowers, and ‘deng long’ (traditional paper lanterns). If shopping isn't your thing, you can stay on board and enjoy a breezy drive through past the National Gallery back to Suntec City but not before you take 3 auspicious loops around the Fountain of Wealth for good luck.

Go for a spot of shopping at the Chinatown street bazaar.

Or stay on board and take 3 auspicious loops around the Fountain of Wealth.

Tour Highlights

On this tour you will see:

  • Suntec
  • Esplanade
  • Marina Bay
  • Clifford Pier
  • Lau Pa Sat
  • South Bridge Road
  • Eu Tong Sen Street
  • Optional Dropoff: Chinatown Street Bazaar
  • National Gallery

What's Included

Know Before You Go

Tour departs at the following timings:
  • February 1st - 14th: 7:30pm
  • Duration: Approximately 45 mins, depending on local traffic conditions

Additional information:
  • Adults and children (2-12 years old) pay the same rate. Free entry for infants 0 - 24 months old
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible on lower deck of HiPPObus
  • Tour returns to departure point
  • Strictly no refunds. We reserve the right to reschedule guests on a different tour slot if the HiPPO Christmas Orchard Light-Up Tour is fully booked or rescheduled due to weather conditions.

Check-in Information
  • Guests are to check-in 30 minutes prior to tour timing
  • Simply present your e-Ticket to staff for exchange of tickets.

Check-in Location
  • BIG BUS & DUCK Tourist Hub, Suntec City Convention Centre #01-330
  • Our counter will be open until 30 mins before the tour departure time for the festive light-up tour.
  • How to get there
    • Taxi Drop-off Point: Suntec City Convention Centre Taxi Stand C25, outside H&M
    • Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT (CC) Exit A
    • Public Bus Stop 02151: 36, 70M, 111, 133, 133A, 162M, 97, 106, 700A, 857, 502, 518
    • Complimentary 1-way transfer: Present your e-Ticket to our bus captains when you board our Big Bus open-top double-decker bus to enjoy a transfer from over 40 city bus stops to BIG BUS & DUCK Tourist Hub.

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