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Fireworks, culture, and a little bit of history

Worth braving the crowd for cos there's so much to see! The fireworks were epic, the performances... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
River Hongbao

Great place to take in the Lunar New Year festivities, with stalls featuring snacks, cuisine... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
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River Hongbao is one event during every Chinese Lunar New Year that Singaporeans and tourists really look forward to. The River Hongbao is usually held at The Float at Marina Bay, overlooking the splendid Marina waterfront area, as well as a...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
20 Raffles Avenue The Float @ Marina Bay | The Float @ Marina Bay, Singapore 039805, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

Worth braving the crowd for cos there's so much to see! The fireworks were epic, the performances were fun... really liked the lights and the lanterns, and looking at stuff like zodiac and predictions of fortune for the year even though I don't really believe...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

Great place to take in the Lunar New Year festivities, with stalls featuring snacks, cuisine, handicraft and souvenirs from different parts of Asia. The festival also coincides with the cool Northeast Monsoon months, when evenings are breezy and cool - one of the best time...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

No doubt the largest Chinese cultural event in Singapore. If you love fireworks, this is the place to be. They are featuring fireworks from 4 different countries and lasts up to 10 minutes each. Here, you can also find huge lanterns depicting Chinese cultural characters...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank waynenwj
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Great place to spend the evening with family and kids during the festive season. Expect good Chinese New Year atmosphere, large scale lantern displays, live performances, fireworks and local delicacies for foodies. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KendrickTan
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Next year's River Hongbao should be extra special, since Singapore celebrates her bi-centennial - which should mean a mega fireworks display! People go mainly for the colourful spectacle that is fireworks, food and... the freaking huge lanterns! So if you are looking for a festival...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank iylk
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Went there yearly to watch fireworks with the family during Chinese New Year. The amazing fireworks happen every night at the Marina Bay floating platform. Not to forget the great variety of food available.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank GeekyDaddy76
Reviewed 22 February 2018

The place was very festive and very jam packed. There were a lot of people getting out as we were getting in so it was very squishy. We wanted to get some food at the food stalls but inside the canopy was very smoky and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Dropped by with foreign friends and my 1st time. I reckon they hold this annually for many years now. Held during the chinese new year , it attracts quite the crowd. The 9pm fireworks help. It's very kitschy though

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bcheong
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Worth a walk down to the Marina Bay to see this colourful festival if you happen to be in Singapore during the Chinese New Year festivities. There are Chinese Lanterns, a fun fair, lots of street food, fireworks and floats and parades. Fun, and something...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Onceawaitress
Reviewed 29 February 2016

It's amazing and very colorful. It's a monkey themed decoration wherein they represent it well. My family enjoyed taking pictures with those giant lanterns.

Date of experience: February 2016
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