Monday, February 11, 2013

~ River Hongbao 2013 ~

8th February 2013 - It has been raining every day and I was pretty worried that it will affect our visit to the River Hongbao. Luckily the afternoon downpour stopped in the evening and the RHB official opening and fireworks were able to commence sucessfully.

Despite the slight drizzle and wet floors, it did not dampen our spirits. On the contrary, we were able to enjoy the breeze and coolness during our walk.

Denver and Gladys enjoying the magic performance while Daddy and Mommy went to make some purchase. :)

Guest-of-honour, President Tony Tan officiate the light-up ceremony for River Hongbao 2013. This was followed by a series of fireworks.

The main highlight for today! It was also our first time witnessing the fireworks display at RHB.

From now till 16th February 2013, there will be performances every night. If time and weather permits, Hubby and I are very keen to be back again on Wednesday to enjoy their 新谣之夜. Check the full programme list here.

I particularly enjoyed myself at the RHB this year as I find the lanterns displays attractive and beautifully designed.
1. Vanda Miss Joaquim and Merlion

2. Denver & Gladys get really excited whenever they toss their coins at the bells. Hearing the bell chimes gave them a sense of satisfaction and acknowledgement that they will have a good year ahead too. :)

3. The 12 Lanterns Zodiac. Our must-take photo spot at RHB every year. My greatest challenge is to take a quick shot at each of the 12 zodiac while people are waiting to take pictures with their zodiac signs too.
I love the elegant vase designs as the zodiac animals pose gracefully inside each of them.

4. God of Wealth. The biggest lantern of all at each RHB.

The best time to visit River Hongbao is in the evening when the lanterns are light up.
Check out the other lanterns on display. Even JiaJia and Kaikai have joined in the celebration.

Overview look of River Hongbao at The Float @ Marina Bay 

In the past years, we will visit RHB on CNY eve. This year, we came a day earlier and the crowd is not as chaotic as compared to the eve of CNY. We had more time and space roaming around the float ,taking pictures which I enjoyed very much.

This is our 4th running year visiting RHB at The Float@Marina Bay. It is a great place to go with your family and friends to take some pictures and sink into the festive mood. View our blog post and photos on our previous years experience at the following link:

River Hongbao 2013 will be open to public from 8th to 16th February (12pm - 1130pm). Admission is free with different performances daily.

Check out more photos of River HongBao 2013 on our facebook page.


Unknown said...

What an incredible place!
I look forward to visiting River HongBao someday. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.

Ankur Mishra
Author at Rafting Rishikesh

Phoebe said...

Thanks for visiting and the compliments. :)

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