Mr Wilson, a chef working in well-known Mustaffa Centre, was at River HongBao with his wife and daughter Pritha. They were visiting him from India. It was their 4th day in Singapore and they are already loving it. Awed by the beautiful lanterns and night scenery, they took more than 200 photos at River Hongbao.
Wilson, a permanent resident, has been working in Singapore for 10 years. His wife and daughter are getting their PR too. Pritha (age 20) is studying Electrical Engineering at PSG College of Technology in India. She will be joining her parents after completing her studies in 2 years' time.
3 friends from UK were taking in the sights of River Hongbao. Janas, who has just returned from a 3-day holiday in Hong Kong remarked that Chinese New Year in Singapore is a grand affair and is celebrated much longer compared to Hong Kong. The 3 friends are working in Singapore.
The highlight tonight is the Grand Lo Hei Dinner where over two thousand people led by the Guest-of-Honour Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister for Prime Minister’s Office to lo hei (toss) together and celebrate Human Day.
from left : MP Baey Yam Keng, Acting Minister Gan Kim Yong, Guest-of-Honour Minister Lim Swee Say, MP Sam Tan tossing yu sheng