Singapore’s Chingay Parade Celebrates Chinese New Year

The annual Chingay Parade will be held in the lovely country of Singapore on Feb 11th and 12th this year. The parade celebrates the Chinese New Year and takes place at Marina Bay.

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The parade features magical, colourful floats as well as energetic performers who dance around thefamous Singapore Flyer observation wheel and the Formula 1 Pit Building which are located in the scenic bay. The thousands of spectators do more than just watch the exciting events as they also vote for which float they think is the best.

The parade kicks off on the Friday night at 8:30pm, but there are numerous festivities underway before then. The main parade takes place the next night, Feb. 12th, at 8pm. The parade can be viewed for free anywhere along the route, but you can also buy tickets to a viewing gallery if you prefer.

The Chingay Parade celebrates the cultural diversity of the tiny nation and it features many traditional costumes and performances. The term Chingay translates into “the art of masquerade.” The parade was born in 1973 when it focused mainly on Chinese elements. It’s now one of the grandest street parades in all of Asia.

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