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Continuing our family tradition of visiting River Hongbao during Chinese New Year every year, we headed down to the floating platform right after our early reunion dinner to try to beat the crowd.  Since we had five kids in our company, we decided to start with River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides before the crowd came in.

The kids were aged between 2 to 10, so we started with the carnival at the sheltered area which housed most of the rides that were suitable for younger kids.

Entrance to Uncle Ringo carnival.

Entrance to Uncle Ringo carnival (sheltered section)


 

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price

We had bought a Groupon Deal for the carnival rides, and headed to the redemption booth to trade the voucher for an Uncle Ringo card.  We received an Uncle Ringo card with $50 worth of credit to be used for the rides and carnival games, a popcorn and a big balloon.  The Groupon deal cost $47, so ignoring the popcorn and balloon, it didn’t actually save us a lot of money.

MF exchanging his Groupon voucher for an Uncle Ringo card.

MF exchanging his Groupon voucher for an Uncle Ringo card.

Nice unicorn balloon that MF received from the Groupon deal.

Nice unicorn balloon that MF received from the Groupon deal.

 

If you did not purchase the Groupon deal, just head to the ticket booth to purchase a new card.  There was a non-refundable $2 for each new card purchased, so if you have an Uncle Ringo card from previous years’ River Hongbao carnival (or any other Uncle Ringo carnival), do bring it along and just top it up!

Ticket booth for purchasing new Uncle Ringo cards and topping up your old cards.

Ticket booth for purchasing new Uncle Ringo cards and topping up your old cards.

 

This is the price list of the rides plastered around the ticket booth:

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price List

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Price List

 

We looked around for rides that 4 year old MF could take.  He started with the helicopter ride.

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Helicopter Ride ($4 per child)

Helicopter Ride ($4 per child)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides MF loving the helicopter ride!

MF loving the helicopter ride!

 

Next, he went for the mini bumper car ride, choosing the only one that looked like Angry Bird!

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Mini Bumper Car (Gah.. it's not listed on the price list!)

Mini Bumper Car (Gah.. it’s not listed on the price list! Cannot remember how much we paid >_<)

 

MF wasn’t too good at controlling the car which moved pretty fast.  But these mini bumper cars were pretty safe to be bumped around.  MF collided into the other car pretty often, but that was part of the fun!

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Aftermath of the crash.. No harm done!

Aftermath of the crash.. No harm done!

 

Following that, we headed for the Medium Carousel.  MF had been on tons of carousel before, but that didn’t dampen his enthusiasm at all!

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Medium Carousel ($5 per child + $2 for accompanying adult)

Medium Carousel ($5 per child + $2 for accompanying adult)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - MF couldn't wait for the ride to start!

MF couldn’t wait for the ride to start!

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - MF super enjoying the ride!

MF super enjoying the ride!

 

The next ride he went on was the Big Truck Convoy.  Since there was nobody else in the queue, we thought MF would head for the first truck in the line (he usually liked to take the first carriage on train rides).  However, he chose a red/blue/white truck in the middle.  Maybe it looked like Optimus Prime?

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Big Truck Convoy ($6 per ride)

Big Truck Convoy ($6 per ride)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Chose this truck because it looked like Optimus Prime?

Chose this truck because it looked like Optimus Prime?

 

MF also went on the giant bouncy castle slide that took the form of a pirate ship.  It was pretty cool and we didn’t see this in previous years’ River Hongbao.  They only allowed 7 children on the slide in one round, and each round was 10 minutes.

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Slide

Giant pirate ship boucy castle slide ($5 for 10 minutes)

 

MF joined the queue and was unlucky number 8! So he had to wait another 10 minutes for his turn.  It was well worth the wait, he had a swell time climbing up, sliding down and jumping around the bouncy castle!

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Slide

MF patiently queueing for the slide.

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides - Slide

After the long wait, MF finally got to slide!

 

There were many other rides in the area that we didn’t have enough credit to try out:

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price -  mini carousel

Mini Carousel ($5 per child + $2 for accompanying adult)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price -  mini F1 car

Mini F1 Race Car ($5 per ride)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price -   mini ferris wheel

Mini Ferris Wheel ($6 per child + $3 for accompanying adult)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price -   paddle boat

Paddle Boat ($6 per pax)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price -  pirate ship

Pirate ship ($6 per pax)

River Hongbao 2015 Uncle Ringo Carnival Rides Price -   water ball

Water Ball ($10 per pax)

 

Other than rides, there were also many carnival games.  Personally, I was not a fan of carnival games and felt that they were con jobs (with the probability of winning being close to zero).  However there was one carnival game here that I would recommend: The Derby Race!

river hongbao 2015 uncle ringo carnival ride price derby race 1

Derby Race ($5 per game)

 

In this game, each player will be assigned a station and a number corresponding to one of the horses.  The player had to roll the ball into the holes, and each time a ball went into a hole, the corresponding horse would move forward a bit.  The game ended when one of the horses reached the fininshing line.

river hongbao 2015 uncle ringo carnival ride price derby race 2

Aim of the game: Roll the ball into the holes to move your horse.

 

MF and his cousin decided to have a race!

river hongbao 2015 uncle ringo carnival ride price derby race 3

Let the race begin!

river hongbao 2015 uncle ringo carnival ride price derby race 4

MF being very focused while MY could only look from the side.

river hongbao 2015 uncle ringo carnival ride price derby race 5

MF (horse number 3) came in 2nd!

river hongbao 2015 uncle ringo carnival ride price derby race 6

His prize: A little pony

 

He was super happy to be able to win a prize! I doubt a 4 year old would have been able to win a prize at any other carnival game!  With that, we had used up all the credit in our Uncle Ring card.  There were still a lot more rides in the outdoor section of the carnival, but we reckoned our kids were too young for the rides there and proceeded to see the lighting.


 

River Hongbao 2015 Lighting Display

I LOVE this year’s River Hongbao lighting! Let’s start with the entrance tunnel.  Isn’t it gorgeous??

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2 year old MY who was pretty left out at the carnival (because he was terrified of automated rides) was pretty mersmerized by the lighting!

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MY enjoying the lighting.

 

The peacock display was just amazing!

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Delighted MY giving his approval for the peacock display.

A delighted MY giving his approval for the peacock display.

 

And Mr Fortune God who stood at the same spot every year.  When are you going to start giving me some fortune?

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Over at the floating platform, the centrepiece this year was very different from previous years.  Since it was SG50, it featured all the icons of Singapore instead of some or biang traditional Chinese picture.

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Those of us born in the 70s/80s would LOVE this year’s lighting because it brought back all our wonderful childhood memories!

Courtesy lion, long time no see! And the dragon playground, love the way they used the coiled lights to make the body of the dragon - just like the playground!

Courtesy lion, long time no see! And the dragon playground, loved the way they used the coiled lights to make the body of the dragon!

How could we forget the Pelican where me and my siblings spent our childhood climbing up? And F&N bottled drinks!

How could we forget the Pelican where me and my siblings spent our childhood climbing up? And F&N bottled drinks!

 

So there was the Dragon playground and the Pelican playground.  Are you wondering where the ELEPHANT playground is?? Here it is!!  And the kids could actually slide on it!

Lighted elephant playground!

Lighted elephant playground!

MF and MY enjoying the elephant slide.

MF and MY enjoying the elephant slide.

 

I think River Hongbao should consider having such interactive structures in future years! It’s so much more awesome than just displays that people stand around to take photos with.  Speaking of disaplys, we had to take the mandatory photos with the display of our zodiacs.

Crouching Grouchy Tiger Hidden Happy Dragon.

Crouching Grouchy Tiger Hidden Happy Dragon.

Whatever you are thinking my age is, you need to subtract 12 from it.

Whatever you are thinking my age is, you need to subtract 12 from it.

 

There were many more beautiful displays available at River Hongbao 2015, but I shall not spoil it for you.  You have to go down to check it out for yourselves.  This is the BEST RIver Hongbao so far in my opinion!  And if you are heading down with your kids, be prepared to burn a big hole in your pocket at the Uncle Ringo carnival!


Information:

Venue:  The Float @ Marina Bay (20 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039805)

Getting There:  Refer to this website for directions by MRT / Bus

Date of Event: 17 to 28 February 2015

Opening Hours: 2pm to 11pm

Official Website: Homepage | Facebook Page


 

 

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  1. francis says:

    Next time buy from uncleringo.net, your price is at least 20% discount

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