Having just returned from a great trip ... and have another in a few months I'd appreciate some help in thinking about an early 2014 trip.
I've been to Singapore a couple of times over CNY and all I can really recall is some things being closed and a great firework display. Next year I'd like to really grasp the occaision and immerse ourselves a bit more if we can.
I'd like to join in a bit more with the genuine festivities ie visit restuarants and places that the Chinese themselves use over the period. If there are festivities that we're the only non-Chinese there then all the better. If all we have is the atmosphere but can't understand a word ... I don't really mind. It's the experience we're after.
So the guidance I'm seeking is are all festivities home based or are they shareable by an outsider? If so what sort of things should we try to join? Or should we simply pick a different time to go?
Any ideas appreciated.