It’s the Year of the Rat but our tummies are rumbling like a dragon. Luckily, OneSiam’s three lifestyle destinations have got our back this lunar new year.

As we jump into the Year of the Rat, OneSiam — Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, and Siam Center — has revved up their festive gears to celebrate Chinese New Year like never before. OneSiam has always been the key destination for visitors and tourists, and that’s why One Siam and Kasikorn Bank have collaborated to present “OneSiam Chinese New Year 2020: The Light of Prosperity” from 23 to 26 January 2020. From exciting activities to mouth-watering auspicious dishes, scroll down to know what’s in store for you this year at OneSiam

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Golden Dragon Dance painted with pure gold 

Siam Paragon will be hosting an extraordinary traditional Chinese performance by Dalian Acrobatic Troupe and Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe from China. 

Expect to see a performance of a grand 99 lion dance and the unique 99-meter-long golden dragon dipped in pure old only to receive all the blessings on this auspicious occasion. 

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Spot your favourite A-list celebrities on this four-day celebration and witness the dedicated special performance each day. The timetable is as follows:

  • 23rd January: Pakorn “Boy” Chatborirak and actress Sirin “Chippy” Preediyanon in the lion and dragon show
  • 24th January: Mario Maurer 
  • 25th January: Young actors Jumpol “Off” Adulkittiporn and Atthaphan “Gun” Poonsawas 
  • 26th January: Actor James Ma, a Thai of Hong Kong descent 

Find out your future with fortunetellers 

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We’re always curious to know about our future and hoping for all good luck to come our way. Luckily, well-known fortunetellers from all over Thailand and from Siri Watana Charity Fortunetelling for the Disabled will be present at this event to keep you glued. Also, palm reader Chart Wangsoh, tarot card reader Kanta Payakorn, Burmese-style signature reader Jaithip Sukonthajit, Jane the Incense Stick Reader, Gypsy card reader Chonkanok Ditchulaka, Chinese-chess fortuneteller Kowsungkim, Nat the Gypsy Card Reader, Toon Thaksayuk, Chinese-style physiognomy expert Panupong Techakawanitkul, and runes-letter fortuneteller Moddam Malila will be there. 

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Our tip? Make your reservations (THB 400) from 22-26 January between 10:30 am – 7:30 pm at the Crystal Court, M Floor, Siam Paragon to save your spot.

Tree of Wealth 

Once you purchase at least THB 500 from any of the stores at OneSiam, you will receive a special card to write down your wishes. Afterward, go ahead and stick the card on the Tree of Wealth for good fortune. You never know, you might be one of the first 500 lucky shoppers of the day who will get the chance to spin the wheel of fortune, too. This is as close as it gets to experiencing the true Chinese tradition as the pinwheels have been blessed during a ceremony at Hong Kong ’s famous Che Kung Temple. 

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Renowned calligraphy artist Sorravis Prakong will be at the Prosperous zone at Siam Center to help you curate your letters. All the activities associated with the art of lucky letters will be held between 22-26 January at Siam Center. 

Foodie’s paradise 

Welcoming “Siam Discovery Chinese Street Food 2020”, here we are at The Exploratorium, ready to indulge in a selection of dishes from over 16 famous food stores that are all meant to bring good luck this year. 

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Feast your eyes on the roasted duck from Na Thong Suthisan, steamed potstickers from Kinza Gyoza, Hong Kong noodles from At Baan Si-Chana, Chinese Bing breads from Eua Leng Heng of Bangkok Chinatown, Yaowarat Fishballs, Por 4 Pork Legs, Siamese Icecream, bua loy, khanom thien, Zongzi, mango juice and coconut juice, and more to count.

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These auspicious delicacies have been selectively picked as it’s believed to enhance the well-being, happiness, wealth, and prosperity of mankind. To keep you entertained in this ancient Shanghai type of ambiance, there will be activities held from 19-29 January at the Discovery Plaza, Siam Discovery. 

Gift your loved ones something sweet 

Of course, there are always perks of going on a shopping spree during the festive seasons. Every time you spend THB 800, you will receive a OneSiam Shopping bag, and every time you spend THB 2000, you will get the opportunity to win any of the OneSiam food voucher giveaways (valued at up to THB 300,000). And that’s not it: if you spend THB 1500, then you win a gift voucher or discount coupon (valued at THB 1000). Remember, if you are a member of VIZ Card, Platinum M card, or have a Kasikorn credit card, then you’re in luck for some more benefits. 

On 25 January, there will be a “Lucky Day, Lucky Deal” campaign that will give all the shoppers with a purchase of THB 8000 and over a Siam Gift Card valued at THB 800 (200 cards for each mall). Make sure you spot your lucky red envelopes because, without your Hongbao, the custom for Chinese New Year would be rather incomplete. 

For more information, visit OneSiam or call 0-2610-8000.

Alisha Pawa
Writer
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.