Preview Guide

River Hongbao welcomes Year of the Rabbit!

By EditorEvents - 25 January 2011 9:03 AM | Updated 01 February 2011

River Hongbao welcomes Year of the Rabbit!

It’s the Year of the Rabbit! Make merry with the crowds at this year’s River Hongbao as it celebrates its 25th anniversary with even bigger thrills and spills, guaranteed to entertain all. Titled ‘Year of the Rabbit: Many Returns’, there’ll be fireworks, performances, lanterns and more!



Count down to the Lunar New Year on Wed, Feb 2 at The Float @Marina Bay with the CNY Countdown Night Concert, which features dazzling local and international performances culminating in a spectacular display of fireworks that will light up the entire Bay.

Don’t miss the enchanting hand-crafted lanterns on-site, they light up beautifully!

The grand opening night (Tue, Feb 1) also features many performances you shouldn’t miss, including one by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, among other performances by local pop artists, clam associations, youths and students.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the specially-commissioned short film ‘The Reunion Dinner’, plus browse to your heart’s content at stalls featuring prominent local brands like Singapore Post, Singapore Mint and the National Heritage Museum.


Scenes from previous River Hongbaos


During the day, taste unique delicacies from Nanjing, China and get to watch authentic demonstrations and even purchase handicrafts as souvenirs! Fancy a photo-op? There’s plenty with the various ‘Big Pictures’ peppered with local flavors on-site. Kids can go crazy at the children’s funland!

Whatever your fancy, the River Hongbao 2011 has plenty in store. So go on down, and make this year’s Lunar New Year a one to remember! Don’t forget to check out our other preview guides up, like those for Chingay, City Alive!, Festive Fun for Free our extra-special one on kid-themed festivities!


The River Hongbao is on from Feb 1-13, at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Free admission.