God of Fortune
After our Chinese New Year Eve's reunion dinner, I brought my family to River Hongbao 2011 but had to turn back home due to the large crowds and difficulty finding a parking lot. We went back on the first night of Chinese New Year though.
River Hongbao, which has always been a key event for Singaporean residents and tourists to visit during the Chinese New Year, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year at The Float @ Marina Bay. Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew officiated at the opening of this annual event.
This year's highlights include cultural performances from Nanjing City and Guangdong Province of China, Taiwan and regional countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
What I always look forward to at this annual festival is the delicacies from a different province in China. This year we tried delicacies from Nanjing. Be prepared to wait as there are usually long queues at the food stalls.
long queues to buy the Nanjing delicacies
For the younger visitors, there are game stalls and a children's funland where they can have rides.
Visitors might get Lucky with a sprinkling of gold flakes from the God of Fortune. ;)
River Hongbao 2011 runs from now until February 13, from 12pm to 11.30pm daily at The Float@Marina Bay.
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