River Hongbao highlights

River Hongbao highlights
Visitors take photographs around the River Hongbao 2015 during the opening Ceremony held at the Floating Platform@Marina Bay on 17 February, 2015.

Where: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue

Date: Until Feb 28

Time: 2pm to 11pm

Admission: Free

TIGHTROPE WALKING

Xinjiang acrobats Adili Wuxor (above) and Abulaiti-Maijun, who are Guinness World Record holders, will perform nightly on a 80m-long tightrope until Feb 22.

Location: In front of the bridges

When: Feb 19-22, 7.15pm and 9.15pm (May change depending on weather, wind conditions)

LANTERN DISPLAYS

More than 60 handcrafted lantern displays will be on show, featuring characters such as an 18m-tall God of Fortune, and local icons such as the dragon playground.

Location: All around the floating platform

RELIVING THE PAST, WELCOMING

THE NEW YEAR EXHIBITION

Visitors can view more than 230 photographs of past Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore, including those of pioneer Lim Boon Keng at his reunion dinner, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with his daughter at a Chingay Parade.

Location: Giant pine tree

FOOD STREET

Sixty foodstalls will sell dishes such as chicken rice and laksa.

MAIN STAGE PROGRAMMES

On Feb 23 and 24, expect performances of oldies and TV drama theme songs of yesteryear. Other themes include Youth Night, involving 400 student performers from 20 schools.

Location: Main stage


This article was first published on February 19, 2015.
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