Well, it has become a tradition for us to visit the Annual River Hong Bao Festival which has been held at The Float @ Marina Bay. (Check out my post for 2012)This year, we have been trying to visit it for a few times, but failed as it was raining. Finally, the rain eased down yesterday and we managed to get a good run through the area.
The River HongBao 2013 starts here! It ends at 16th Feb 2013. Make sure you go there to soak in the atmosphere of the Chinese New Year!
I like the decorations of the entrance this year as compared to last year's. It is a little simpler but they use cherry blossoms which makes it look really "cosy" to me.
See little Jayden at the corner of the photo? ^_^ It really does looks nice especially when you look up into the skies at this area.
I felt that this year's River Hong Bao is a little more packed. Hmmm. A sign of 6.9 million? If you are going, please take good care of your kids and belongings!
The festival display starts with this - Lunar New Year is coming! 过年了！
Not forgetting the prosperity pineapples.
And giving us prosperity! Bless us to win the upcoming Hong Bao ToTo Draw! Hahaha
And in the background, you see many chinese vase.
Those are the Zodiac Animals (12 生肖灯组), peacefully sitting and waiting in their vase. Of course, the star of this year the the Snake!
We also took some photos that has special meaning to us! The tiger with the little tiger!
That's me and Jayden with the Mandarin ducks at the Oriental Bridge.
On the other side, you have the Longevity cranes.
And you cannot miss the God of Wealth 财神爷! We didn't notice any spraying of golden numbers this year, probably they stopped the practice?
The Abundance Giant Mural 年年有余
Many people still love the chinese riddles (猜灯迷) but the riddles are alien languages to me.
In the background, all the music and sounds are coming from the main stage.
KaiKai and JiaJia Lantern is also not to be missed. (I thought this will be supported/sponsored by Singapore Zoo, but its not. Heh)
We love pandas!
And little Jayden loves making funny faces when Hazel is at the camera. Here is the Good Fortune Fish behind us.
And finally, a picture with the National Blooms Mural before we leave the floating platform.
As usual, by the time we left the platform, we are too tired and the crowd is too much for us to explore the Food Street.
As for Jayden, he is exhausted!
More photos are available in my Facebook Page Photo Album here. Do check out the River Hong Bao before it closes!