23 Jan '12, 12pm

Thousands spend CNY at River Hongbao

Thousands spend CNY at River Hongbao

SINGAPORE: Thousands in Singapore are spending the first day of the Lunar New Year holidays at River Hongbao - an annual carnival held at the Marina Bay. The floating platform at Marina Bay has been transformed into a wonderland of culture and entertainment. This year, organisers are collaborating with partners from Guangxi, China, so that visitors can sample the region's specialties in food, dance, song and handicraft. The festival also returns with more than 40 stalls serving over 70 New Year goodies and local hawker favourites under one roof making it the biggest food street held at the carnival. Another feature at this year's carnival is possibly the largest lantern display in Southeast Asia. There are more than 60 lanterns specially handcrafted by craftsmen in Chengdu. The Martial God of Wealth is another main highlight. It's seen a symbol used in boosting economy, we...

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