Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Give me Good Fortune! - WW

God of Fortune overlooking the Floating Platform at River HongBao 2009

One of the highlights at River HongBao 2009 is the God of Fortune that sprinkles golden confetti and single digits hourly all through the 9 days this event is held.


When it's time for God of Fortune to distribute his good fortune, many visitors came prepared. Umbrellas, nets, newpapers, caps, plastic bags were brought out! They hope to catch 4 lucky digits to strike it rich.

Looking for the digits.....

Times are bad, some hope the God of Fortune would smile on him/ her and send them good fortune.

I got the 4 digits!!

River HongBao 2009
24th Jan - 1st Feb 2009 (6pm to 12 midnight)
Free Admission




66 comments:

  1. I hope everyone gets good fortune...thanks for sharing, and happy new year!

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  2. wonderful photos! thank you for shraing! it looks like an amazing time!

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  3. Oh my! They were throwing numbers? Interesting! Wish u a happy moo moo year!

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  4. I forgot to wish you a happy new year ! I once could celebrate chinese new year in London's China Town, that was great !

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  5. Hi Leora,
    I wish every one happy Chinese new year and good luck! :)

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  6. Hi Emmie,
    Yes, people are havng an enjoyable time at River HongBao 2009! I just returned from there and it is packed with visitors.

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  7. pinkie!
    Happy moo moo year to you!! :D

    Go take a look with your kids. They will enjoy the acrobatic performances.

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  8. What a fun set of photos! Thanks for sharing ;).

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  9. Thank you, Gattina.
    Ther's no Chinatown in Belgium?

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  10. Hi ECL,

    wow not only did you have fun you got the lucky numbers hehehe Looks like your year is starting out pretty well and am happy for you. :) anyways, even though I have become a very busy bee lately and I just wanted you to know that you are remembered and I try to make sure I come by as often as I can. At the same time I do hope your week is starting out well. Hope to get time to sit down and actually talk soon. Till then warm hugs. xoxo

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  11. Empty Streets,
    shhhhh..... not suppose to let others know I have 4 digits!

    Yah, you have been very very busy. I don't see you that often.

    I'll be hearing from you soon. :)

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  12. Looks like a lot of fun for everyone!
    A very happy and good fortune New Year to you.

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  13. How much did you get? Looks so much fun. Happy Chinese New Year!

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  14. If I were there, I would bring a golf umbrella hehehe. Happy Chinese New Year and Happy WW!

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  15. Sounds like fun - collecting lucky digits ! What an original idea to entertain the visitors who made the effort to go out there.

    Btw, do u go to Chinatown ? I just realised that some Sg'reans dont venture far to other parts of Sg. I for one kept to the south all my life n only learned of new places (esp the malls) thru friends n family after I left Sg.

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  16. modern mom,
    How much what? hehehe.... digits? 4.

    I brought my nieces and nephews on New Year's Eve and they helped me collect 2. Then I got another 2 from my foreign friends last night. :)

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  17. liza,
    golf umbrella!? Yes! Next year I'll bring one. haha....

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  18. Happy Chinese New Year, Dutchie!!

    It's a yearly affair for some of these visitors, collecting lucky numbers at River HongBao. :D

    I go to Chinatown too. Just to collect CNY goodies that I reserved. It's too crowded to watch the Countdown or shop.

    There are many places to visit in Singapore besides the malls. You can click on my 'Cool To Do in Singapore' tab.

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  19. Happy New Year ECL. It looks like the RIver HongBao is a fun place to be!

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  20. Please take us with you next time.. ha ha. I'll carry the umbrella.

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  21. Give me fortune too!!! However the God of Fortune looks like kind of a scary guy! Guess thats why we don't all get good fortune! And I thought luck was a lady :-)

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  22. Happy Lunar New Year! Good fortune and good health to you and your loved ones!

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  23. Maybe it is because I have seen how social gambling like buying Toto can eventually lead one to miscalculate the chances of winning through gambling, I would prefer to earn wealth through my own efforts and skills.

    But unlike a God of Fortune statue that can easily be made available to give 4-digits when one does not know what numbers to buy, I have to be so open to look out for people around me who can lend me guidance and mentorship when I need directions in my life.

    Oh well, I suppose people do engage in some form of magical thinking at some point in the lives.

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  24. So creative of her to use the umbrella to collect the numbers!

    Happy Niu Year to U and ur family! :)

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  25. Give me good fortune, too! :)

    Have a great 2009, ECL!

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  26. that looks exciting! we all need good fortune this year.:D

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  27. He must be the Chinese equivalent of Lakshmi in India. Separated at birth perhaps?

    Clever idea using the umbrellas...

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  28. wow! welcoming all the luck with an inverted umbrella. very interesting tradition!

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  29. Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Nice use of umbrellas to catch blessings.

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  30. what's the number. tell lah, we all can buy 4D today. LOL

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  31. how come i didn't grabbed any number when i was there..only manged to grab one gold flak paper!! :(

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  32. Happy New year Eastcoastlife!!!! Great shots for wordless... Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy WW!

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  33. Gong xi fa cai!

    Wishing everyone the best of luck and free flowing of $$$$$$$$ in this year of Ox.

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  34. I need the 4 digits! Maybe u can share some extras you collected?

    新年好! Happy CNY to u!

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  35. Wow! The God of Fortune is coming!

    牛年快乐,万事如意!

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  36. Hi ECL,

    whew I finally had time to breathe at least for ahwhile today :) hehehe ooops about the "things" you got hehehe. The pictures are simply amazing ECL I have just finished browsing through all of them and it looks like a lot of fun. I feel like I was there with yah and the fortune God was simply impressive. You have been hopping from one adventure to another. I hope to be able to do the same too hehehe. So far all I get are weddings hehehe :)

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  37. Wow ... if I in there I will use a net to get more luck.

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  38. That's lovely.
    What a sweet tradition and lucky you to get 4 digits :)!

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  40. Great photos! Lets hope for good fortune for all of us this year :) Happy WW

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  41. Dazzling photos! Something we just don't see here.

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  42. Looks like you are having fun! Happy CNY and Happy WW!

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  43. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    I got to experience CNY in Singapore in 2002. It was quite an event.

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  44. Happy new year! Great photos :) and well done getting your lucky numbers.

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  45. Wah! Must go to this River Hongbao next year to catch the 4 digit numbers thrown by the God Of Fortune! Too bad can't go this year.

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  46. Ah, good fortune. You know I need that!

    PLEASE come visit my blog. A young lady with cancer needs prayers badly.

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  47. Hi ECL,
    I have risen from the grave again. I just couldn't stay away. I missed everyone too much.

    Oh wow great pictures and I certainly hope and pray that the entire world enjoys some good fortune this year.

    We could all use it that's for sure.

    I've missed you. It's taking me forever to get caught up. But, slowly but surely I am making the rounds!
    XX'S,
    Jackie

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  48. Oh yes what am I thinking? Happy New year to you!!:-)

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  49. people went there with umbrellas (expecting to collect freebies in such a way???) hehe

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  50. Wonderful pics. Looks like more people will be looking forward to strike something...Good Luck to U.

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  51. 4 lucky digits, when la u coming to me? I need me some $$$$$ too he he! ;)

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  52. Whoa Fri oredi? And still so many things to do on my list, neverending! Have a good one ECL! :):):)

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  53. Happy Year of the Ox! I would love to go to Singapore next year it seems to be a beautiful country...

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  54. that's cool! So, i should go there by Chinese New Year and prepare me a big umbrella to get the four digits:)

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