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8 Reasons to visit River Hongbao

Welcome the Year of the Tiger with a visit to the River Hongbao. 

This year, River Hongbao will be held at the Gardens by the Bay, a 101-hectare award-winning horticultural destination. Come celebrate the festive season with your loved ones, by admiring the iconic supertree architecture and be dazzled by the beautiful lanterns on display. 

Here’s what you can look forward to at the River Hongbao this year.

1. Thematic Giant Lanterns

A must-see in every River Hongbao are the many thematic giant lantern sets on display. This year, there are more than 30 of them spread out at the Gardens. Highlights include the Roaring Tigers and Dragon floating lantern set. In exchange for blessings, you may also release a Flower Blessing lantern at the Dragonfly Lake. Get your snaps with all 12 zodiac lanterns to feel heng (Hokkien for good luck) all year round!

2. Colourful Chinese Culture

River Hongbao 2022 promises to be a rewarding experience for the whole family. Enjoy the special exhibitions that showcase the heritage of Chinese culture, including the evolution of Chinese Paintings (Nian Hua) in a 360° virtual exhibition.

3. Daily Performances and Online Shows

Be entertained by nightly  performances at the Main Stage – from Xin Yao to live Getai shows! Catch Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong  on Facebook Live, who will be sharing some Fengshui tips, and Shirley from Knead To Inspire, who will teach us how to make delicious Tang Yuan in cute zodiac designs!  

4. Wishing Hearts, Doing Good

Wishes do come true! Head straight to the Wishing Hearts lantern display where you can make a wish for the new year. You will also be helping those in need as all proceeds collected from the wishing well will go to the Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation.

5. Attractive Prizes to be won

You can experience River Hongbao 2022 in all its cultural glory onsite or online. There are interactive virtual mobile games, #TikTok Challenges and livestreaming of lantern riddles on Facebook. Attractive prizes await!

6. Support local, budding entrepreneurs

RHB Hackathon is back for the fourth consecutive year! 11 teams made their business pitches in front of a judging panel – with ideas anchored on environmental sustainability! The three winning teams Cofeco, Commenhers and Unbox It will be selling their products at festival, remember to check them out!

7. God of Fortune (财神)

A trip to River Hongbao is not complete without a visit to the God of Fortune (财神) Located at the Supertree Grove, 财神 will also bless visitors with good fortune every night!

Pose with your ginormous God of Fortune for good luck!  

8. Carnival Rides

Relive those memories of fun rides with the carnival at River Hongbao. There will definitely be something for everyone and we cannot wait to see you there!

Wait no more, book your tickets online at now to avoid disappointments!