I made it a point to go to the annual River Hongbao every year if I can and ever since I was attached, I didn’t miss any. This year, as usual I brought my family along. Each year, I will always think the event was very crowded… only to find the next one even more crowded. But this year was exceptional… the rainy spell meant the turnout was lesser. I came to the conclusion because my wife and I was able to push a pram into it and came out alright!
But still, from the pictures, it is difficult to tell it was not as crowded.
Generally, I find the lanterns, lights and colours much nicer than past River Hongbao.
One of the main highlight I would not miss was to take a look at my chinese zodiac. This year each zodiac was housed in a gigantic vase.
The reason of housing it in a vase this year was because vase, in mandarin, sounds similar with safe, i.e. 平平《瓶》安安.
This year, our new guests were also featured.
Another must have, the wishing well.
As usual, there will always be performances. The crowd in front of the stage will always discouraged me from approaching the stage and as my children got more articulate and demanding… I find it increasingly difficult to refuse to let them take a look.
Colourful stage performance
Good bye River Hongbao 2013, we will be back next year!