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Chingay Parade Singapore, 2020
January 31 - February 1
S$28.50 – S$60
There is no event that encapsulates the multi-cultural nature of Singapore than the Chingay Parade, held each year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Literally meaning costume or masquerade in Hokkien, the parade will see dragon dances and stilt walkers as well as a dazzling display of floats.
Originally, the parade was conceived as a way of compensating the Chinese community for the ban on the use of firecrackers across the city. The parade drives out the evil spirits as is traditional in Chinese New Year celebrations.
However, now the Chingay Parade has become the largest street performance and parade in Asia. Its route stretches from the F1 Pit Building, then goes around the rear of the Singapore Flyer and towards the NS Square, which is the floating platform in Marina Bay.
Chingay 2020 is based on the theme of Colours in Harmony, reflecting Singapore’s multiculturalism and diversity. Some 6,000 performers will volunteer to participate in the People’s Parade.
Highlights of Chingay 202 include:
- Opening ceremony with the release of 200-metre long firecrackers
- The longest Flying Dragon in the World
- Stilt walkers versus Sky Runners
There will also be light displays, cultural performances and, of course, a firewrk display.
If you need further inspiration for travelling to Singapore, read Marissa Carruthers’ City Break: Singapore.
Where is the Chingay Parade?
From F1 Pit Building to NS Square, Singapore.
When is the Chingay Parade 2020?
31 January to 1 February, 2020.
Chingay Parade 2020 Tickets
Tickets range from S$28.50 to S$60 and can be purchased here.
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