River Hongbao is one of the annual event that I will always bring my family. Coinciding with the year of the monkey, the theme this year is Monkey King, the key character in the story Journey to the West, 西游记.
There is a gigantic Chinese Chess Board, pitting Tang Sanzang, 唐三藏 and Bull Demon King, 牛魔王.
There are many other beautiful lanterns depicting other characters or events in the Journey to the West.
And not to forget the must-have-character… God of Fortune, 财神爷.
But the zodiac characters this year don’t really look like the animals they are supposed to represent.
Fortunately, the monkey does.
Beside lanterns, there is a stage performance.
And the finale is the nightly fireworks at 9pm.