Let’s all welcome the Year of the Water Snake, marking the start of the new Chinese Lunar New Year! With a new start, I would like to thank all my supporters, fans, followers and readers for all your support and encouragement in my photojournalistic journey throughout! It’s been an exciting and fruitful adventure for me, with many photographs and stories. Looking and moving ahead in 2013, I m striving to share more wonderful, exciting and unique stories, beautiful photographs on both my photo blog and personal blog. Let this be an new start for everybody! May the Year of the Water Snake be a fruitful and successful year for everybody!
Along with the bright and awesome fireworks at River Hongbao 2013, welcoming the Year of the Water Snake, wishing all of you a bright and prosperous year ahead in the Year of the Snake!
It’s the time of the year when the handover starts, Goodbye Tiger , Welcome Rabbit ! Ushering in the Year of the Rabbit 2011, with the festivities and events running in Singapore, locals and tourists alike have a taste of the Chinese Lunar New Year spirit here in Singapore, an important festival for the Chinese community.
There were those who were busy shopping in the Chinatown district, for Chinese Lunar New Year goodies to welcome their relatives and friends who would be visiting them during Chinese New Year. At the Marina Bay Floating Platform, in the heart of Marina Bay, an annual event that I regularly attend, it’s River Hongbao 2011 ! This year, it’s different for me because I am a tour guide ! I hosted my uncle and dad’s employees, they hail from China and they were not going back to their hometown for Chinese New Year Celebrations, therefore, it would be good to bring them around during Chinese New Year period to let them have a look at the festive celebrations.
Rain coming and going, did dampen a bit of the spirits, having to find shelter and unable to walk around the Marina Bay Floating Platform. My friends went to purchase their hometown food from the food stalls there and they were able to introduce which are the nicer and tastier China cuisine and dishes. The rain finally stopped, just in time for the fireworks to be launched at 12midnight, welcoming to usher in the Year of the Rabbit. The fireworks were beautiful and it was great to enjoy capturing fireworks again ! Joining up with my friends from China, went down to the Floating Platform and continued taking photographs of the displays and them posing for me with the different displays.
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Wishing all of you 恭喜发财 ！万事如意 ！财源滚滚 ！
The Singapore River Hong Bao is an annual cultural event held in Singapore, as part of the Chinese Lunar Year Celebrations. It’s a great spectacle of showcasing Chinese cultures, exhibitions, delicacies and performances. More details of the Singapore River Hong Bao 2008 can be found here.
It is an event that attracts both locals and tourists, therefore, there were performance troupes from China, performing cultural dances and performances, giving the River Hong Bao, a multi-cultural feel. For 2008, this event incorporates other religious displays, building religious and cultural harmony and understanding.
There were game rides for the children, 4 different days of fireworks and something for the visitor to Singapore River Hong Bao. Personally for me, Singapore River Hong Bao is a great opportunity for me to take photos relating to Chinese Culture and of course, I had a great time enjoying the Lunar New Year Eve Fireworks that lasted 10 minutes !
Wish all my readers again , Happy Chinese Lunar New Year ! Gong Xi Fa Cai ! May the Year of the RAT be a great year of blessings, well wishes, luck and good health for you and your family members !
This 10 minutes of fireworks at the Singapore River Hong Bao 2008, ushered in the Year of the RAT with a big bang and beautiful lightings.
Hope you all enjoy the fireworks photos !