The streets of Chinatown in Singapore get ready for the Lunar New Year 2019. (Photo: tnp.sg)

Singapore (VNA) – The streets of Chinese people in Singapore (Chinatown) become splendid and all get ready for the Lunar New Year 2019.

Art performances and street festivals are scheduled from mid-January to the beginning of March to lure domestic and foreign visitors.

According to Director of the Singapore Tourism Board’s Arts and Cultural Precincts Serene Tan, the Lunar New Year celebrations will bring Singapore’s multicultural heritages closer to the visitors.

There will be a display of more than 2,600 beautifully handcrafted lanterns, with 180 expertly sculptured pig lanterns dotting the main streets of Chinatown.

The celebrations also boast a spectacular pig-themed showcase with a towering 12-metre sculpture of a family of pigs atop a bulging purse overflowing with gold coins.

A countdown party and a dazzling firework will be held on the New Year Eve.

Singapore’s Chinatown is expected to welcome 2 million tourists and locals on the occasion.-VNA