River Hongbao has become an integral part of Singapore’s Lunar New Year celebrations, for Singaporean families and tourists with over a million people are expected to attend.
The festival features larger-than life lanterns created on-site by craftsmen from the Sichuan province in China.
The festival also features handcrafts and stage performances and of course food vendors. Carnival rides and games are also featured for children to spend their Hong Bao (red packets) money on.
Entrance to the festival
Horses line the gateway to the floating stage
Lanterns line the walkway
A lady playing the pipa
Dancers on the stage
Herons on the mountains
This years zodiac
Archer on horseback
The Zodiac dog
Flowers that opened and closed
This lantern had information about the different Chinese festivals in Singapore
The Zodiac Dragon
Huge lantern building with musicians on the porch
Horse pulling a cart
A large lantern
The Zodiac Pig
God of Fortune which is 18m tall
The God of Fortune showers the crowds with lucky numbers
A floating lantern
One of brothers from the novel "Three Kingdoms"
The third brother