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Chingay Parade

The Chingay Parade is without doubt one of the most important events in Singapore, and it’s when street floats, clowns, dancers, acrobats, jugglers and many other performers can be seen in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

The origin of the parade is from China, where processions were made in honour of the Lunar New Year for two weeks in preparation for the arrival of the spring.

Chingay Parade Singapore 2018 – Route, Floats and Fireworks

The meaning of the name “Chingay” comes from its Hokkian dialect equivalent, which means “The Art of Costume and Masquerade”. The first Chingay Parade in Singapore was held on February 1973, and it was so well received that it has traditionally continued until today.

The celebration is incredibly popular; it is filled with colourful performances, intricate and interesting costumes, fabulous lights and people in every direction. One of the main highlights of this event is the unique street floats that are made with superb attention to detail.

Many artists from Singapore and other countries are invited to perform during the event, and the multicultural flavor that can be seen and felt has turned the Chingay Parade into a very enjoyable experience for all visitors and Singaporeans alike.

In previous years, the following attractions were organised: water, fire, snow and lighting effects, local talent and international acts, intricately designed floats, sing-a-long to “Xinyao” and a fireworks display. Check back with us for updates on the 2018 schedule.!

To get to the festival, you will need to head down to the F1 Pit Building at the Marina Waterfront, where the festivities are being held. The main event can be expected to last two hours and is always a massive visual spectacle that includes hundreds of colourful parade floats, fireworks and multi-cultural performances.

Schedule

23 February 2018 to 24 February 2018

Event Times

Admission: 6.30pm
Pre-Parade: 7pm
Parade: 8pm
Laser Show: 8pm - 9.30pm

Venue

F1 Pit Building

Address

1 Republic Boulevard
Singapore, Singapore

Contact Details

6340 5421
[email protected]

Prices

Parade 1
Cat 1: $50
Cat 2: $40
Cat 3: $28.50

Parade 2
Cat 1: $60
Cat 2: $50
Cat 3: $28.50

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