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River Hongbao

River Hongbao

River Hongbao is an annual Lunar Chinese New Year event held in Singapore.

The celebration was founded in 1986 and has been held yearly through the collaboration of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association.

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River Hongbao shows an awe-inspiring display of Chinese cultures and traditions. ‘Hongbao’ means Red Pocket, a New Year monetary gift believed to bring good luck to children and unmarried adults.

River Hongbao is the leading Lunar Chinese New Year event that draws people from all over the country seeking to experience fun-filled activities.

Gardens by the Bay transforms into a magical garden brought to life by more than 18 enchanting lantern sets. A host of entertainment programmes awaits you from the main stage. Enjoy dance and musical performances by Chinese cultural troupes, Getai singers, and not forgetting Mediacorp artists.

What is Chinese New Year without a festive treat? The highly anticipated food stalls are back at River Hongbao. Pick your favourite snack as you explore what the food stalls offer.

Spend time with the family in a fun-filled carnival atmosphere. Experience the gentle thrill of the double-storey carousel, adrenaline-pumping bumper boat rides and other exciting carnival games at River Hongbao.

Year after year, there is a showcase of a selection of giant, bright lanterns – not only because they make great pictures but also because they’re an integral part of Chinese culture. Traditionally, lanterns are displayed during the Chinese New Year to symbolise wishes for a brighter future and an auspicious year.

So head down to be in the heart of all the River Hongbao action.


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