Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Singapore River Hong Bao 2008 春到河畔迎新年 2008 - WW #10


新年快乐 恭喜发财!!

祝您在2008里有:

"鼠"不尽的快乐!
"鼠"不尽的收获!
"鼠"不尽的钞票!
"鼠"不尽的笑容!
"鼠"不尽的幸福!
"鼠"不尽的美满生活!

Happy Lunar New Year to all my Chinese readers!!!!

This annual riverside carnival showcases Chinese traditions and culture through events and activities at The Esplanade Park from 5th February to 16th February (11.00am to 11.00pm). There will be handicrafts, carnival games, snacks and performances by artistes from Tibet and Taiwan.

Fireworks display
Opening Ceremony on 5th February (9.30pm, 5mins),
on Lunar New Year’s Eve on 6th February (midnight, 8 mins)
7th and 8th February (9.30pm, 5 mins)

It's the Year of the Rat!
Win a S$5000 “hongbao” by correctly counting the number of “rats” featured at the site.

Free nightly performance at the main stage by song and dance troupe from Tibet and an acrobatic troupe from Taipei.

There will be cooking demonstrations of traditional dialect food nightly, from February 10 to 16. Visitors will have the chance to learn and sample Hokkien, Cantonese, Khek, Hainanese, Teochew, Fuzhou and Futsing food prepared by representatives from clan associations.


Singapore is a multi-racial community, so there will also be Malay cultural dance performances and a Malay wedding exhibition organised by Majlis Pusat.

Expect the human traffic to be a nightmare. Hold on to your kids tightly and take care of the elderly.

SINGAPORE RIVER HONGBAO 2008 春到河畔迎新年2008
Chinese New Year Celebrations @ Year of the Rat
February 5 – 16, 2008
The Esplanade Park,
Singapore

In conjunction with the Chingay parade, there will be an all night party with performances until 4 am on Feb 17.


Chingay Parade of DreamS 妆艺大游行-奇思梦想
15 Feb – 16 Feb 2008
Marina Bay


56 comments:

  1. It sounds like a fun event to me. By the way, have a happy Chinese New Year to you and your family.

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  2. Thank you Windy!
    Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

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  3. There are 8,008 rats there... Do I win?

    Happy Chinese New Year!!!

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  4. Wow! That is one great big event for sure. They're exciting.

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  5. LB,
    I went there this afternoon but have not counted the rats yet. I'll put in your guess.

    Happy Rat year! ^-^

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  6. This is the way to do New Year. Not just one day. A whole week of celebration! This is why I love the Chinese New Year. It's a real celebration!!

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  7. happy CNY mama ecl!!! can i ask for an angpow preaaseee? *puppy eyes*

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  8. What pageantry! That giant is amazing. Looks sumptuous.

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  9. When I was living in Singapore, always wanted to go to the River Hong Bao...but never ever did go. Why? Lazy lah...plus very scared of the crowds.

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  10. GONG XI FA CHAI to you and your family!!

    Wishing you WEALTH, HEALTH and HAPPINESS!!!

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  11. Happy Chinese New Year!! The pictures look great, so colorful and festive. Bet you will have a blast!!

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  12. Wishing you a Great Rat Year!!

    San Nin Faai Lok; Gong Hey Fatt Choy!

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  13. Great photos. I haven't gone to the river yet, but think will go this weekend.

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  14. Very interesting and sound like fun. Happy Chinese New Year!

    http://mommyslittlecorner.blogspot.com/2008/02/wordless-wednesday-1.html

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  15. Happy Chinese New Year!! I wish I could come and sample all the yummy food.

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  16. That looks like a marvellous event. Happy New year to you and yours

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  17. Aiyah, even if I want to go, also cannot.....someone didn't give me hong bao or her lottery winnings. :)

    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  18. wah~~so eventful! Wish you and your family a prosperous and a safe new year. Happy Chinese New Year!

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  19. Happy New Year!!!! Happy Rat Year!!! I wish I could be there now because it do sound like a great event. Mmmm... I got so hungry just by reading about all the Chinese food... Today is a special day for Catholics as well, it's the beginning of Lent, 40 days of fasting and praying. No Chinese food for me today. :-(

    BTW, my youngest son, aged 8, wants to learn Chinese. My oldest son, aged 10, is studying Japanese. They already speak Spanish, Swedish, classic Arabic, Moroccan, a bit of English and French. We LOVE languages in our family. *lol*

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  20. oh my! very colorful and fun - as always. mine's up!

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  21. Happy New Year to you and your family! Gong Xi Fa cai!

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  22. Hmm.. certainly a wordy wordless wednesday entry!

    River Hongbao, went there for several years, always felt there are lots of people and nothing much to see...

    haha!

    Gong Hei Fatt Choy!!

    Da Ka Fatt Choy!!!

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  23. Gong Xi Fa Chai to you and your family. :) Keep on smiling.

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  24. Oh yeah i remember tomorrow will be the chinese new year, Happy new year! Happy WW too!
    Totally Worn Out
    The Future Pianist

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  25. I wished I could participate at all these festivities !

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  26. You have a friendly blog! no wonder you won the blog award! Keep up the good work! Spread the beauty of your country, your people and culture! the world is excited to know that!

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  27. You have a friendly blog! no wonder you won the blog award! Keep up the good work! Spread the beauty of your country, your people and culture! the world is excited to know that!

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  28. 新年快乐
    恭喜发财
    生意興隆
    龍馬精神
    萬事如意
    心想事成

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  29. Hey, thanks for the info! I have always wonder what Chingay parade is about. I may check it out this year.

    Gong xi fa cai! (I hope I spell it correct)

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  30. How cool is this!!! And the last photo...what a beautiful smile.

    Happy ww

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  31. Happy Chinese New Year. Looks like Singapore is the place to be! I will be spending mine lazing on the beach in West Java

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  32. Well, I must say, you really know how to celebrate it!!!! The all night party sounds verrrry interesting...

    Though I'm not sure how I would take the crowds. We seldom have many people gathered at one place over here.

    Hilarious Happy Lunar New Year to you :-)

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  33. Sounds cool. Chinese new year thats sound fun. Happy WW!

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  34. May 2008 Year of Brown Earth Rat brings you lots of Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  35. Singapore seems to be THE place to be the coming days.

    Thanks for sharing this event

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  36. ECL, kung hei ni…
    ching chuen mei lai, sun chong lik kin, wang choy chao sao, loong ma ching sun, sum siong si sing, poe poe koe sing, fook sing koe chiew!

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  37. Happy Chinese New Year! A very neat shot - looks like a lot of fun!

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  38. Kung Hei Fat Choy!! This I learned today from a friend! Hope you are having fun!!!

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  39. gong hei fatt choy !

    that's really an extensive celebration and yeah that should be the way to celebrate new year :D

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  40. Fa fa fa! Happy Chinese New Year to everyone here in this blog!

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  41. Xin Nian Kuai Le! have a very prosperous Year of the Rat!

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  42. wow mind blowing

    http://www.book-lutton.blogspot.com
    http://www.for-the-fair-sex.blogspot.com

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  43. Wishing you good luck in the Year of the Rat!!!

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  44. Keong Hee Huat Chai to you and Chris and Jaymes! May you get more prosperous this lunar new year!

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  45. HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR ECL, JAYMES AND CHRIS! May this year be a healthier, happier, and wealthier one for the family!! :D :D :D

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  46. Happy Lunar New Year!

    Gong Xi Fa Cai.

    Singapore very hot leh..I won't enjoy the outdoors ..including River Hong Bao. :P

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