Fast forward to today, the symbolic tangyuan has become an integral part of the Winter Solstice celebration locally. During the Winter Solstice in Singapore, Chinese families typically gather for a feast and end the reunion with a bowl of piping hot tangyuan each. Tangyuan in various colours continue to be prepared as part of ancestor and deity worship.
Not too long ago, making tangyuan was a common inter-generational activity where family members made coloured glutinous rice balls with no filling together. Nowadays, people usually buy tangyuan from hawker stalls, or ready-made, frozen tangyuan due to convenience. The modern tangyuan has also evolved into a rich variety of flavours and preparation methods.