River Hongbao 2017
A key part of Singapore’s festival calendar since 1987, River Hongbao 2017 is an event that you do not want to miss when visiting Singapore.
Held every year as a part of the New Lunar Year celebrations, River Hongbao takes place at the Floating Platform at Marina Bay and enchants both tourists and locals every time it is held.
A festival that offers the full spectrum of the special Chinese cultural experience. Traditional music, beautiful art, giant lanterns, mouth-watering cuisine – River Hongbao has it all.
Not just mere lanterns, the amazing hand-crafted by Chinese masters, the lanterns you can see at River Hongbao depict figures of Chinese myth and legend in a mind-boggling celebration of color and light. Among the crowd-favorite lanterns are the God of Fortune, and of course, the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Are you a fan of fireworks as well? The opening night and the Chinese New Year Eve Countdown Party of River Hongbao will give you exactly what you want – astonishing fireworks displays that dwarf practically anything else in the field of pyrotechnics.
Opera, carnival games, amusement rides, street performances, and a ton of other traditional Chinese activities will make sure that the visitors of River Hongbao leave breathless.
And as for the culinary aficionados, River Hongbao has a lot to offer as well – an endless extravaganza of exotic delicacies and food masterpieces, served at one of the biggest and longest outdoor food streets in the city.
Organized by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Singapore Tourism Board and People’s Association, River Hongbao is a 10-day festival of epic proportions and has been an integral part of Singapore’s New Lunar Year celebrations for 3 whole decades. Marrying the traditional Chinese culture with modern, futuristic elements and technology, River Hongbao is an event every tourists should witness.
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