River Hongbao returns to The Float@Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February

(Photo: River Hongbao)

Visitors can catch more than 60 extravagant lantern displays at the upcoming River Hongbao festival, which will return to The Float@Marina Bay from 14 to 24 February.

The largest lantern display – named “Prosperous Nation Flourishing People” – measures 50 metres and 15 metres in length and height respectively, and is inspired by the Singapore skyline. Meanwhile, the tallest display stands at 18 metres in height and depicts the God of Fortune.

Nightly fireworks will take place from 9pm except on 23 and 24 February, during which fireworks will start from 9:40pm.  On the eve of Chinese New Year (15 Feb), fireworks will take place at midnight.

(Photo: River Hongbao)

According to River Hongbao, the food bazaar, also known as “Food Street”, will feature exciting snacks such as churros, spiral potato and the multi-coloured World Burger.

A slew of programmes has been lined up throughout the eleven-day festival consisting of performances such as Getai nights and dance shows by overseas troupes such as the National Taiwan University Dance Troupe.

Other displays to look out for include an exhibition entitled “My Home, My New Year”, which documents Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore through the years.

The River Hongbao, which has been taking place in Singapore since 1987, is organised by the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Press Holdings, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Singapore Tourism Board and the People’s Association.

(Photo: River Hongbao)

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