Once in a while Takashimaya organises food fairs in the Takashimaya Square space in basement 2 of Ngee Ann City on Orchard Road. For Chinese New Year 2016, which is just around the corner, the Takashimaya CNY Fair 2016 is a huge event. The exhibition space is crammed with stalls selling all kinds of CNY goodies and more. The fair is now on till 6 February 2016. Is Takashimaya Square the new 牛车水 (Kreta Ayer, Chinatown) ?
There are so many stalls selling Chinese New Year food and peripherals, some traditional foods, some more modern. There was even a jewellery store. A few stalls sell food that is not directly related to CNY, but are interesting nevertheless as it adds variety to the festivity. The stalls are run by mostly friendly people who were on hand to dish out free samples. We tried so many that we lost track of what is what. There are too many stalls to take note of. Here are some pictures of the stalls that we thought looked interesting. What we show here is only a small part of the things being sold at the Takashimaya CNY Fair 2016, so you can imagine the range of CNY stuff on sale there.
Shopping at the Taka CNY Fair 2016 may not have the same atmosphere as jostling with the crowds at 牛车水, which has a more festive atmosphere and a wider variety of non-food items e.g. flowers and CNY decorations. But in terms of food alone, we thought that the air-conditioned comfort and convenience of Takashimaya Square made it a useful one-stop shop to get Chinese New Year food items.
Happy Shopping at Takashimaya CNY Fair 2016!
Takashimaya Chinese New Year
Festive Celebrations 2016
14 Jan – 6 Feb
(Thu – Sat)10.00am – 9.00pm
Ngee Ann City
391A Orchard Road Basement 2