Chingay Parade 2020

Where?

F1 Pit Lane

When?

31st Jan and 1st Feb 2020 at the F1 Pit Lane

7th Feb – 7th March in the Heartlands

How much?

We bought early bird tickets in the yellow zone for S$52 each.

The Chingay Carnival is free to enter and you can stand to see all the acts as they walk through.

What is it?

The Chingay Parade started in 1973 as a neighbourhood street parade with just Chinese cultural elements to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Today, the Chingay Parade is one of Asia’s grandest street and float parade involving 6,000 volunteer performers showcasing multiculturalism.

The theme of this year’s Chingay is “Colours in Harmony”. Chingay has long brought together people from varied backgrounds in joyous celebration, so the theme is an apt one to mark PA’s 60th year. Organisers and performers have been preparing for this for months.

The People’s Association put together a spectacular show, on top of mobilising to set up the free mask distribution points. The coronavirus is on many peoples’ minds and there were unfortunately many empty seats – but we cannot let fear stop us from carrying on with our lives.

The parade goes into the “heartlands” of Singapore for several weeks after the show.

More details: https://www.chingay.org.sg/join-us/heartlands

The evening was performed in segments as follows:

Welcome – prelude

1. Sunshine in Harmony

2. Diversity in Harmony

  • Flight of the dragon and phoenixes
  • Dragon – Lion Fantasy
  • Synergy of stilts
  • Giant balloon dance
  • The pole act flags
  • Lights in motion
  • Strength in pole
  • Roar in Harmony

3. Bridge of Harmony

  • Vibrant community
  • 60 years of community building

4. Cultures in Harmony

  • Interlude
  • Nazam Peribumi (Promise of Singaporeans)
  • The Japanese Association, Singapore- The Reiwa Ninja – Celebrating the new era
  • Vietnam Cultural Heritage
  • Colours of Spring
  • Malaysia – Armanda Merong
  • Thailand – The Beauty of Thai Dance
  • Maslenitsa Festival ( the traditional Russian folk festival devoted to the end of winter and welcoming of spring).
  • Kanavugalin Nadhi – River of Dreams
  • Indonesia – The Harmonisation of glory Indonesia
  • Harmony in Motion
  • Interlude
  • The Auspicious Dragon

5. Colours in Harmony

  • Strength in Unity
  • Colours in Harmony

Finale – Chingay 2020 Theme Song: Colours in Harmony

I highly recommend the Chingay Parade. It’s a great family event and a wonderfully entertaining evening

iPhone Images

The Carnival

The Parade

The professional photographer on the right of this frame was one of around five running around in our section and generally obscuring the view. The only downside to the entire evening.

The Dragon was massive and really impressive. One of the best displays of the night.

The Merlion – the symbol of Singapore

One thought on “Chingay Parade 2020

  1. All I need to do is read your posts. No need to attend! 😂😂😂

    On Mon, Feb 3, 2020, 13:22 Expat life in Singapore wrote:

    > Singapore Expat posted: “Where? F1 Pit Lane When? 31st Jan and 1st Feb > 2020 at the F1 Pit Lane 7th Feb – 7th March in the Heartlands How much? We > bought early bird tickets in the yellow zone for S$52 each. The Chingay > Carnival is free to enter and you can stand to see all ” >

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