Ring in the Lunar New Year and immerse in the spirit of romance on Valentine’s Day at Downtown East. From now till Feb 11, discover the sumptuous eats and treats, sing your heart out for cash, and smash your way to win tickets to a world-class event.
Families visiting the lifestyle destination during this time can look forward to these highlights: the return of the highly popular karaoke competition; World Table Tennis (WTT) Singapore Smash 2023 showcase matches; and special Chinese New Year celebratory meals – all while taking advantage of the attractive festive promos at this east side mall.
In collab with HaveFun Karaoke (yes, the one that mimics a true concert stage environment for an immersive singing experience), Downtown East and nEbO (NTUC’s youth community arm) are bringing the Valentine’s Day-themed singing competition, with the final round held live at HaveFun Karaoke (Downtown East) on Feb 11, 7pm.
Flaunt your vocal prowess if you’ve got it. The winner and top three finalists will be rewarded with more than $10,000 in prizes ($5,000 in cash) and more!
The Valentine’s Day Sing-Off is open to everyone. You can sing in nearly any language as HaveFun Karaoke has a database of over 450,000 songs in more than 12 languages. The contest is open to
all Singaporeans and PRs residing locally, aged between 18 and 35 years old. Registration is $15+ for the public and $10+ for nEbO members (excludes ticketing platform charges).
Round One [now – Jan 15]: Register via Eventbrite and submit an audition video singing a song of their choice for no longer than four minutes. Entries are to be submitted to [email protected]
Round Two [Jan 23 – 30]: 15 finalists will be shortlisted with their videos uploaded to Valentine’s Sing-Off Facebook Event Page for public voting.
Finals [Feb 11, 7pm]: The top 10 contenders will belt it out for victory in the finals.
WTT Singapore Smash 2023 Showcase
There is something on the table for ping pong fans happening at Downtown East (Event Square). Grab the paddle, show off those nifty moves from Feb 4 – 12 with ‘free-play’ sessions – and take the opportunity to see some great table tennis action in showcase matches and challenges (Feb 4 & 11, 2pm).
On Feb 4 and 11, audiences catching the showcase matches will stand a chance to win coveted tickets (worth from $28 each) to the finals of the second edition of the Singapore Smash 2023 table tennis finals (Mar 7 -19) at Singapore Sports Hub by taking part in novelty games hosted by a WTT emcee at Event Square. Tickets to the finals are also up for grabs via Downtown East and U Sports Facebook giveaways happening later this month.
The Smash Showcase is organised by World Table Tennis (WTT), with U Sports community bringing the games to the heartland with showcase matches by professional qualifiers.
CNY Reunion Meals
Don’t slave away in the kitchen when you can feast with ease at eight different restaurants offering Chinese reunion dinners in E!Hub and E!Avenue. From the good old traditional Chinese restaurants to trusty hot pot offerings, and seafood feasts.
Dian Xiao Er
Venue: E!Avenue #02-319
Tel: 6970 2550
Lunar New Year Set Menu
Offers a variety of specially curated set menus for dine-in or takeaway that comes with a Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng and Dian Xiao Er’s Signature Herbal Roast Duck.
Venue: E!Avenue #02-317
Tel: 6281 0197
Chinese New Year Set Menu
This restaurant offers Halal CNY set menu options for five or 10 pax that comes with the Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng.
Buey Tahan See-food
Venue: E!Hub #04-101
Tel: 6555 5300
Chong Qing Xiao Mu Deng
Traditional Hot Pot
Venue: E!Hub #02-125
Tel: 8625 5388
Gaku Sushi Bar
Venue: E!Avenue #02-304
Tel: 6284 0678
Haidilao Hot Pot
Venue: E!Avenue #02-344
Tel: 6518 3308 / 6518 9108
Siam Square Mookata
Venue: E!Hub #02-126
Tel: 8119 6664
The Basil Inn
Venue: E!Avenue #02-335
Tel: 9751 2023
If you’re looking for some sweet treats, grab CNY goodies from TheJellyHearts, A Spoonful of Sugar, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Swensen’s.
Double your Linkpoints, Huat Ah!
Jan 1 – Feb 28
Double your enjoyment with Link! Redeem a range of vouchers for your next visit at Downtown East with no minimum spend.
500 Linkpoints: $10 Starbucks voucher | $10 Downtown East voucher
1000 Linkpoints: One Wild Wild Wet Adult Day Pass | $20 Haidilao Hot Pot voucher
Splashtastic Student Special
Jan 3 – Mar 31
Calling all students! Don’t say bojio. Get Wild Wild Wet’s Splashtastic Student Special at an irresistible $22 and receive a weekday pass to Singapore’s best water park, one-year nEbO membership and a complimentary set meal.