This Chinese New Year, huddle up for some festive specials for the whole family, whether you’re going visiting or stowed away at home, with programmes to keep your eyes glued to the television throughout!
For the Foodies – BBC Lifestyle (StarHub channel 432)
As is tradition, make food your topic of the house with BBC Lifestyle’s various food themed shows as you chow down on your favourite new year snacks. Get baked with Series 9 of The Great British Bake Off and watch a brand-new batch of amateur bakers get ready to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their hands at dough. Go on a journey with Donal’s Asian Baking Adventure, and meet celebrity chefs, family bakers and food entrepreneurs in Asia who are all inspired by the growing trend for Asian Baking, or join Rick Stein’s Taste of Shanghai as he explores the flaming woks and soup dumpling joints of the Chinese metropolis.
For the Culture Enthusiasts – BBC Earth (StarHub channel 407)
Explore the natural wonders and cultural heritage of China this February. Start with a Journey into Wild China, and find the romance of China’s natural world, from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic. Learn The Story of China and the history and culture of the over one billion people who live in this superpower state. Finally, educate yourself with fun facts about Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration On Earth, taking viewers to the Chinese capital of Beijing to see one of the most spectacular events on Earth.
For the Kids – CBeebies (StarHub channel 303)
Entertain the kids with CBeebies (StarHub channel 303) to keep them occupied when visiting, with shows such as the fascinating Go Jetters, introducing viewers to various man-made and natural landmarks in our world, or the power of imagination with Charlie and Lola, as they wind up inside a beautiful Chinese pop-up book, or meet seven year old Sarah in Sarah & Duck as she and Duck discover origami flamingos and fireworks.
Catch BBC’s shows in Singapore on BBC First (StarHub Channel 522) and on the the BBC Player.