Forum: Let River Hongbao end on a Sunday

Attendees of River Hongbao 2019 at Marina Bay.
Attendees of River Hongbao 2019 at Marina Bay.PHOTO: ST FILE

This year's River Hongbao will start on Jan 23 and end on Feb 1, a Saturday.

Why end on a Saturday?

One year, I visited the River Hongbao on a Sunday and it was closed. The decorations were still up but the area was in darkness. I was very disappointed and the people around me seemed to feel the same.

With the massive logistics put in and big amount of money spent, how much more will it cost if the event is extended by a day?

I urge the organiser to extend this year's River Hongbao celebration to end on Feb 2 so that more people can attend it as Sunday is a rest day.

Tan Yuqing, 18

Polytechnic Year 2 Student

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Let River Hongbao end on a Sunday'. Subscribe