It was my first time attending the chingay parade even though it had been held for so many years in singapore.
This year highlight was the performace will be held in a platform filled with water. It was also filled with "dragon" as this year is dragon year.
PM lee hsien loong was the guest of honour.
I was never good in taking events like this.... Well... just keep taking i guess...Didnt check out what is the performance line up due to my busy work schedule and totally caught off guard when the firework lighted up in the air !!! i did not bring my tripod and got to scramble to set the correct camera setting... Most shot are handheld for 0.5sec at iso100........ too bad cant do blending .....
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The word Chingay is from the Hokkien dialect, of which the Mandarin equivalent is Zhuang Yi (妆艺), meaning "the art of masquerade". Started in 1973, this national festival of Singapore began as a neighbourhood parade and was a totally Chinese event then, Today, the parade has evolved to be the grandest street and floats parade in Asia, showcasing the rich, vibrant multi-ethnic and cosmopolitan cultures of Singapore and exciting performances from overseas, Held during the Chinese New Year's period thousands of individuals, organisations, local international communities and private sectors in Singapore come together to take part in this grand and highly spectacular festival every year.
There is plenty of freshness and surprises in Chingay Parade Singapore every year!