Happy Chinese New Year (CNY)!! A new acronym for me, but hey, you learn something every day.
Feb 7th starts Chinese New Year, the year of the rat. The entire country shuts down to celebrate and the mad shopping frenzy starts early in order to make sure you have secured all of the special food and articles you need for the most festive season here.
Even the MRT station wishes you a Happy Chinese New Year...right above the camera. That's typical Singapore for you.
Chinatown is the place to be.