Chingay 2015 – The Special SG50 Edition

Date: 27 February to 28 February 2015
Time: 8pm (Pre-Parade: 7pm)
Venue: F1 Pit Building (Next to Singapore Flyer)

Going all the way back to 1973, the Chingay Parade is held during the first weekend of the Chinese New Year. So, what is the meaning behind this annual procession? To compensate for the ban on firecrackers in Singapore, Chingay brings along noise, gaiety and festivities as part of the customary New Year practice to drive away evil spirits. 

Known to be Asia’s grandest street and floats parade, Chingay Parade Singapore is helmed by 11,000 local and international performers from more than 150 organisations. This year’s parade will feature stunning floats of 12 to 18 metres in height, mesmerising acrobatic stunts performed by giant flag bearers and stilt walkers, impressive dragon dances, a waterway parade, fire and snow effects and more. Chingay means "the art of costume and masquerade" in the Hokkien dialect, after all, so be prepared to be blown away by this annual display of Singapore’s multicultural heritage.

Look out for the grand finale, “Trees of Hope, Singapore Dreams”, which celebrates Singapore’s success for the past 50 years and symbolises our youth’s hopes and dreams for a brighter future. Anchored by the People’s Association Youth Movement (PAYM) Contingent comprising of a thousand youths from all walks of life, this highlight will feature 150 Trees of Hope in an enchanted magical forest! 

This year, you can watch homegrown Mandopop star JJ Lin performing the Grand Finale theme song, DREAMS. Jointly composed by him and this year’s Chingay Music Director Goh Kheng Long, with lyrics specially written for the SG50 celebrations by Singapore’s very own award-winning singer-songwriter Corrinne May, you can be sure this will be a performance to remember.

Ticketing Details:

Parade 1 (27 Feb 2015) Parade 2 (28 Feb 2015)

Cat 1: S$50

Cat 2: S$40

Cat 3: S$28.50

Cat 1: S$60

Cat 2: S$50

Cat 3: S$28.50

You can purchase tickets from the SISTIC website.

All information and articles are courtesy of the People's Association

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