The Lunar New Year is a time of celebration and renewal in Chinese culture. It marks the transition from one animal sign to another in the Chinese zodiac. Yes, 2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon as it officially begins on February 10, 2024!
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, it’s time to hunt and look for this amazing and auspicious dragon lanterns and installation around the city! They are depicted in various forms of art and decoration.
Dragon Spotting in Singapore
In western cultures, dragons symbolized chaos and destruction. They fly, breathe fire and are a treasure hoarder. Physically, they have large wings to fly and lived on underground caves and is mostly related to darkness and evil. Meanwhile in Chinese culture, a Dragon is a mythical, auspicious, and supreme being/creature. Physically, they are gods. They have no wings but can fly and are in various colors – Red (lucky and good fortune), Black (evil or revenge), White (purity & virtue), Blue/Green (new life & growth), Yellow (Wisdom & good fortune) and Golden (wealth, prosperity & power). In Chinese mythology, dragons have great power to control wind and rain, soar through the skies, and turn over rivers and seas, as well as bringing prosperity to the world.
Because it’s the Year of the Dragon, everything is associated with dragon. It’s the time to grab my old camera to hunt and look for this auspicious dragons in the island. So I’ve decided to first visit Chinatown and see how excited they are preparing for the lanterns on Chinese New year! I managed to find some Here are some photos around Chinatown and some parts of the city.
“According to Chinese Horoscope; the Year of the Dragon in 2024 is expected to be a time of visionary leaders, innovators and problem solvers. 2024 is also predicted to be a great year to start new projects, explore new opportunities and create value for yourself and others.“
As we journey through the Year of the Wood Dragon, let us embrace the transformative energy it brings. Like the mighty dragon soaring through the skies, may we rise above challenges, nurture our dreams, and cultivate a sense of renewal. This year is an opportunity to plant the seeds of our desires and watch them blossom into reality. Embrace the adventure, and may the Wood Dragon guide us to new heights of success and fulfillment.
Which dragon you like best? Message me, for more dragon locations and recommendations?