River Hongbao takes place every year, in line with Chinese New Year, where it brings out the highlights of a traditional Chinese Festival. River Hongbao 2012 lights up the modern cityscape of Marina Bay in a customary celebration of Chinese New Year. In a city where East meets West and modernity meets tradition, it is an experience that bridges the past and the present.
River Hongbao has come quite a long way since its maiden event in the 1980s. Over the years, River Hongbao has transformed and changed a lot, getting more grand and implementated more programs, activities and performances. River Hongbao is a fun event that helps to promote the festive Chinese New Year season, an appreciation of the CNY culture and traditions. It is a destination for both locals and international visitors to enjoy during this festive season.
From spectacular fireworks to heart wrenching movie performances to mouth watering food items, this riverside event has something special for everyone. Often there are displays of the famous characters in Chinese history and culture such as the animals of the Chinese zodiac as well as the God of fortune.
The gateway decorated with colorful lanterns.
Purple electric flowers symbolizing the Spring Festival, commonly known as Chinese New Year.
A dragon figure made up of porcelain plates and teacups.
A sparkling dragon sculpture – in celebration of the Year of the Dragon.
Catch the troupe during their 5-day signature show Liu San Jie 刘三姐, a legend of the Zhuang people.
Fu Lu Shou – 3 stars (Fortune, Prosperity and Longevity).
For the first time ever, River Hongbao 2012 features a collaboration with performers from Guanxi.
There is also a food fair for anyone who wants to nibble on some snacks.
It is a great time to be here at the River Hongbao with streets and shops splashed in red, Chinese words of wishes sprawled across hallways and an infectious festive spirit in the air. River Hongbao is a festival of culture, food, performances and light-ups.
新年快乐！A happy Lunar New Year to everyone celebrating it! Have a blessed Chinese New Year with your loved ones and be filled with the new year joy! Wishing all health and prosperity! :-)