Monday, February 07, 2011

River Hongbao 2011 - RT


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.

River Hongbao 2011

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.

Nanjing pancakes
Nanjing pancakes


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.

Kiddy 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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  1. what a celebration...nice shot. pictures speaks of how awesome the celebration is. cheers!

  2. That must have been nice and funny ! I once popped into a chinese New Year celebration by pure coincidence in London's China town. It was great !

  3. Happy New Year!
    Very informative blog about the Chinese New Year.
    Great pictures and great atmospheric review.

  4. Awesome Ruby photos. It shows a very festive celebration for Chinese.

  5. Ecl, this is very interesting! Wishing you a happy and prosperous Chinese new year:)

  6. sounds like an exciting event. may the God of Fortune bless you with lots of money.

  7. This looks like a bright and shining celebration!


    A damsel who loved shades of red
    Discovered she’d been sore misled;
    She had no more rose,
    Nor blush for her nose—
    If she finds the thief, the guy’s dead!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Poinsettia and Fountain

  8. happy chinese new year, ecl! i'm finally back from my cny break. i would love to look at that gigantic god of fortune up front!

  9. I've yet to visit River HongBao, I love going there just to take photos. Hope it's not too late to wish you a 'Gong Xi Fa Chai'.

  10. Nanjing pancakes wonder how's the taste like? tQ for the tour.

  11. I was there on the 5 Feb 11. The place was so crowded
    and I can't even walk due to many congregated at the
    entry point. Luckily, there was these police guys who
    managed the crowds well advising the crowds to
    keep on moving. Thumbs to them. Me and my family
    felf safe during our walkabout. Interesting place to
    take photo. I enjoy myself there.


  12. Everywhere looks so bright and interesting - full of excitement and adventure. I hope that you had a wonderful time.

  13. Always seem to catch a glimpse of Cai Shen Ye in your blog every CNY :)

    Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family.

  14. It's the same as the pagoda festival here in Manila