The Singapore River Hong Bao Special Show

The Singapore River Hong Bao Special Show was started in 1987 as a grassroots initiative to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year through festive activities held along the Singapore River. The show developed into an annual week-long event held between late January and early February to coincide with the Lunar New Year period. The show’s programme usually comprised of variety shows featuring popular singers and entertainment personalities from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, a night market selling a variety of festive goods, as well as floating barges decorated according to a common theme that was based on the Chinese zodiac animal for that particular year.