River Hongbao Festival

River Hongbao Festival

Usher in the Chinese New Year at the River Hongbao, a celebration of all things Chinese at Singapore’s iconic floating platform, NS Square.

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The River Hongbao has been on Singapore’s festive calendar every year since 1987.

Held at NS Square, the Marina Bay floating platform, 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.

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.

Then take a breather amid the cacophony of sights and sounds. Treat your taste buds to a spread of exotic delicacies served at the outdoor Food Street.

Like fireworks? You’ll love the River Hongbao Opening Night and the Chinese New Year Eve Countdown Party–each has its own pyrotechnics display, welcoming the new year in bright, auspicious style.

With daily fireworks happening throughout the festival, head down to NS Square (Marina Bay floating platform) and you won’t miss the unique fireworks displays against the magnificent Marina Bay skyline.