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Spring Festival greetings from Singaporean ambassador: Both China and Singapore have strong sense of family

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-01-30 09:54

With the 2019 Spring Festival around the corner, China Daily sat down with ambassadors and diplomats to talk about their understanding of Spring Festival, outlook on bilateral relations, and their New Year greetings to the Chinese people.

Singaporean Ambassador to China Stanley Loh deems the Lunar New Year celebration scene in Singapore very vibrant.

As 75 percent of the population in Singapore is Chinese, Spring Festival is widely celebrated in the country. Lunar New Year customs like the reunion dinner with family and hongbao, or red envelopes containing auspicious money to children, arealso essential to the Spring Festival celebration in Singapore. Besides this, a wide range of cultural events will be staged by the riverside to welcome the arrival of spring. "Not different from China's temple fairs", the ambassadorsaid.

When talking about the cultural similarities between China and Singapore, the ambassador emphasized that the concept of family is greatly valued in Chinese culture, so is the case in Singapore.

Producer: Han Lei

Production: Feng Minghui

Reporter: Hu Zhe

Camera: Yu Xiaou & Fu Rui

Lighting: Zhou Bing

Editing: Yu Xiaoou & Fu Rui

Coordinator: Hu Zhe & Zhang Xingjian

Subtitles: Hu Zhe & Liu Fang & Li Wenrui

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