The River Hongbao has been on Singapore’s festive calendar every year since 1986.
Held at the Floating Platform @ Marina Bay, this iconic event has become an integral tradition of Singapore’s Lunar New Year celebrations for locals and tourists alike. This lively festival offers a special Chinese cultural experience – from giant lanterns to mouth-watering food – that is a feast for your senses.
You will be astounded by the larger-than life lanterns depicting figures of Chinese myth and legend, handcrafted onsite by craftsmen from China.
Crowd favourites include the God of Fortune, and of course, the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. On Handicraft Street, catch 'live' demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, a display of intricate handicrafts, jewellery, ethnic costumes and other cultural products.
A myriad of fringe activities, ranging from amusement rides to carnival games, will ensure that there is never a dull moment. Opera and other street performances round up this colourful extravaganza. (From Singapore Tourism Board website)