For those facing a potential shortage of festive provisions on the initial day of Chinese New Year, FairPrice supermarkets offer a reliable solution. On February 10, a substantial number of their outlets, specifically 144 out of 159, will remain open to cater to the needs of customers.
Notably, 42 of these supermarkets will operate round the clock, signifying an increase from the 34 that adopted this extended schedule in 2023. This initiative, announced by the supermarket chain on January 22, aims to “provide customers convenient access to groceries, alleviating the need for rushed stockpiling and concerns about limited access to festive supplies.”
As the eve of Chinese New Year approaches on February 9, 35 stores will embrace continuous operation throughout the night, while all other outlets will remain accessible until 5 pm. On the preceding day, February 8, 69 branches will extend their services for 24 hours.
To enhance convenience further, operating hours for over 30 outlets will be gradually extended, starting from January 26. For instance, branches in Tampines Mall and Downtown East will now close at midnight instead of 11 pm from January 26 to February 8. Regular operating hours are anticipated to resume on the second day of Chinese New Year, falling on February 11.
For those opting for the convenience of online shopping through the supermarket chain’s platform, delivery slots will be limited to a specific timeframe on February 9, running from 8 am to 6 pm. Subsequently, regular delivery hours, spanning from 8 am to 10 pm, will recommence on the initial day of Chinese New Year. However, due to limited slots, customers are encouraged to place their orders early for both February 10 and February 11.
For a comprehensive overview of each store’s opening hours, customers can refer to the FairPrice website, ensuring a smooth and well-prepared start to the Chinese New Year festivities.