Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My World-Singapore River Hongbao 2009 - God of Fortune

These photos are fresh from my camera. :) Took them last night at the Singapore River Hong Bao 2009. This is the giant God of Fortune.

He is holding a couplet that read zhao cai jin bao which means attracts/usher in money and valuables. Now I wish the God of Fortune will visit me. :)

Why are these people sitting here? If you find this place familar, yes, it is the floating platform used during the national day celebration You can find another photo of it in my previous post in here. You have to return to visit to see why these people are sitting here.

Now I am stuck in this queue but not very long, the whole area is very big so the queue moves very fast. As the floating platform is on top of the Singapore River, the breeze from the sea made the whole place cooling and not stuffy. You have to return to see if it is worth the queue, I have so many beautiful photos of the Singapore River Hongbao Show.

Please visit "That's my World" for other parts of the world.

17 comments:

Jim said...

Hopefully you will get a fortune as big as the God.

Louise said...

I always find color and festivity here!

Indrani said...

O! Giant God of Fortune, bless us all!
Beautiful festival shots!

ramblingwoods.com said...

I never knew why red was so important. We have a ban on firecrackers here in New York state, but other states do allow them so people just travel to another state to get them especially for the 4th of July or Independence Day. My cats go and hide in the closet on that day from all the noise of fireworks. I want to thank you for visiting my blog and I enjoy my visits to your blog. I see you have two teenagers. I am older, my daughter just had her 30th birthday last week. I guess that means I am very old now. LOL... Michelle

chrome3d said...

Your God of fortune is so happy and glowing. I love that!

Marites said...

I do hope you'll get good fortune this year:) Happy New year! My world is here

LadyFi said...

Wow - that's a very impressive god of fortune! Great picture.

Sidney said...

Impressive statue... for sure he must bring fortune! :-)

Babooshka said...

Absolutely fascinating and the colours are so vivid.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Alice
I do hope you get your god of fortune to visit.... and the god of health.

Tom

Wiggers World

Daniel J Santos said...

Well done.

the donG said...

happy chinese new year!!! i think my greetings is quite delayed. i like that giant fortune god.

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments and wishes. I might be late in visiting many in My World, been too busy with all the visiting and outing during chinese new year. Will do so in the next couple of days. Have a blessed year of the ox. :)

Thank you Tom, I like your idea of the God of Health. I would like him to visit too. :)

alexander said...

Nice capture of the God of Fortune. Good to see what is happen back in SG. Thanks for sharing it. :)

Alex
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com

Horsoon said...

Wish I were in SG to join the Party!

新年好! Happy CNY to u.

Gattina said...

Wow, real impressive !
Happy new year to you !!

Squirrel said...

wow, I love the God of Fortune! I never heard of him before.