I was invited to the Press Conference of River Hongbao 2009 chaired by MP Sam Tan and MP Baey Yam Keng of Tanjong Pagar GRC. I was very excited because this is a milestone for a blogger.
Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is now a legal entity. As an ABS member, I was accepted as part of the media. It was so cool to sit next to journalists from the mainstream media. Wow!
For the first time, River Hongbao 2009 celebrations will be held at the floating platform at Marina Bay.
The event will start on Jan 24 and end on Feb 1, with a grand Lo Hei (Prosperity) dinner. There was an overwhelming response to the dinner. A total of 215 tables (S$380 per table) were sold!
Minister Lim Swee Say (Minister, Prime Minister's Office) will lead the 2,000+ participants in the mass Lo Hei to celebrate the 7th day of the Lunar New Year, commonly known as the Human Day, or the common birthday for humans in Chinese tradition.
gong xi fa cai!! I was told a man won 2nd prize last year.
On Chinese New Year Eve, there will be a Countdown to usher in the year of the Ox. It will end at 12.30 am. River Hongbao 2009 opens from 6pm to 12 midnight every day.
Admission is free. All are welcome to enjoy the festivities on the Marina Bay. Bring your family and friends!!
River Hongbao 2009
Marina Bay Floating Platform