River Hong Bao 2016

Marina Bay Sands and Artscience Museum

On the third day of the lunar new year, the folks wanted to visit River Hong Bao so I brought them there via the new Downtown Line which is much more convenient and faster compared to the East West Line. The public transport infrastructure is so well connected now there is no need to own a car in Singapore. 

We alighted at Bayfront Station and exited through Marina Bay Sands.

Singapore's financial hub skyline

The water lily pond at the Artscience Museum

The Helix Bridge that connects Marina Bay Sands (in the background) to the
Floating Platform where River Hong Bao is taking place

Everybody's best friend - God Of Fortune aka Cai Shen Ye

We were just in time to catch Cai Shen Ye sending golden showers of blessings and everyone rushing to catch it with their hands and upturned umbrellas. What a sight!

Most of the lanterns are inspired by the Monkey

My favorite lanterns are these two lions

It was way too crowded to see and photograph anything. I ended up taking family portraits of other people so I gave up. We had the $5 tasteless grilled squid from the food street and I felt so depressed the entire night. Everything is crazily priced!

The folks were also getting tired so we decided to head to Marina Square for our late dinner. 

We managed to catch a glimpse of the fireworks at Marina Square foodcourt while having our dinner.

There are still a couple of days left to visit the River Hong Bao 2016 so hurry if you have not already done so!


River Hong Bao 2016
The Float @ Marina Bay

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