River Hongbao (RHB) will be held at Gardens by the Bay for the first time this year, and one of the major highlights that visitors can look forward to is the giant lanterns, which will be lit up from 10 – 16 February 2021.
Designed to complement the new RHB in a garden setting, the 24 life-sized lanterns feature icons like a peacock, a pair of butterflies and the 12 animal zodiacs, and are scattered around the outdoor gardens.
Visitors can look out for the 18m-tall God of Fortune lantern, which is set against a backdrop of towering Supertrees, the longest Spring Blossom lantern which stretches over 20m, the Happy Family lantern which shows a multi-generational family enjoying a feast, and the Wishing Well lantern where they can make donations for charity.
In order to prevent over-crowding, volunteers and safe distancing ambassadors will be stationed at each lantern site to manage or disperse crowds.
For those who are keen to enjoy more lanterns in a cool setting, they can head over to Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome. Dahlia Dreams, an ongoing floral display, features beautiful dahlias and a huge lantern globe comprising over 200 red lanterns. Visitors will need to pre-book their tickets and time slots on Gardens by the Bay website to enter Flower Dome.
Join the island-wide hunt for virtual Chinese zodiac animals this Chinese New Year
The popular POSB #HuntYourZodiac interactive virtual mobile game is back this year with exciting new features
This Chinese New Year, Singaporeans island-wide can use their mobile phones to “catch” virtual Chinese zodiac animals from wherever they are! First piloted at River Hongbao (RHB) in 2020, POSB #HuntYourZodiac, an interactive virtual mobile game that integrates location-based technology, is back this year – bigger, better and island-wide.
From 10 to 14 February (“game period”), players will be able to embark on an exciting virtual hunt for 60 Chinese zodiac animals scattered across more than 34,000 locations (“Gates of Fortune”) all around Singapore, while navigating numerous challenges and dealing with cheeky escaping zodiacs along the way.
Players who successfully capture zodiac animals stand to win “Angbaos” totalling SGD 150,000, and receive specialised horoscope predictions based on the zodiac animals and elements corresponding to their birth year. This year’s edition also features two new Angbao types: Combination Angbaos, which can be obtained by completing in-game challenges, and one Golden Angbao worth SGD 8,888, which will be awarded to a player who successfully captures all 60 zodiac animals.
To boost their chances of capturing the zodiac animals, players just need to transact via their DBS PayLah! app at merchants/stores (no minimum value) during the game period. Leveraging DBS’ payment integration capabilities, these transactions will be eligible for redemption as in-game power-ups (“Oranges”).
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