Apologies for the delayed entry, I was on a plane. I'm writing this 6400km from my homebase of Melbourne, Australia, sitting around in (not so) sunny Singapore, and this is gonna be good =).
Why? The Singapore population is largely Chinese, and it's Chinese New Year (CNY) in 2 weeks time. That means festive food and visits to the extended family.
Like all holidays, it's commemorated by many, and celebrated by a few.