Update (5 Feb 2015): Groupon Deal for 2015’s River Hongbao Uncle Ringo rides is out!
Tip: Key in promo code SPRINGSALE for $5 discount! (Promo code only valid for 2 days on 5 and 6 Feb.)
It has been a family tradition to visit River Hongbao (春到河畔) after reunion dinner every year. This year, even with 2 kids including one who is only 4 weeks old, we kept to the tradition! And I must say, the lightings this year are really pretty, making the hassle of bringing the kids there well worth it.
Arriving at the floating platform:
Taking a photo with your zodiac sign is a must-do. My little tiger and dragon:
Another must-do is to take photo with the giant fortune god:
And more pretty lightings:
When we’re done admiring the lightings, we went to check out the rides by Uncle Ringo. MF is usually terrified of automated rides, but somehow kids will try to overcome their fear to do what other kids are doing. We were there with his 5 and 7 year old cousins, and MF actually played two of the rides with them.
When MY needed to nurse, I went to the first aid booth to use the chair there and nursed him under a nursing shawl. The first aid officer was really nice and even adjusted the fan to blow at me and made sure I was nice and comfortable.
Overall, it wasn’t that difficult bringing the two kids out and we all had lots of fun. If you are planning to visit with your kids, there is currently a groupon deal for Uncle Ringo coupons that you may want to purchase before heading down. You will need to print out your groupon beforehand and bring it there.
The River Hongbao is on from 8-16 February 2013 at the Marina Bay Floating Platform. For more information, please visit the official website.