Watch Asia’s celebrated street performance!
Count this as your invite to the large street performance and float parade – Singapore’s Chingay Parade.
Held to celebrate the birthday of Guanyin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, the annual parade features an astounding line-up. In fact, the word Chingay can be translated as “the art of costume and masquerade,” and Singapore’s vibrant parade showcases mesmerizing examples.
Show organisers have promised that Chingay 2016, which also marks Singapore’s Jubilee anniversary, will be bigger and brighter than ever before. Under the theme "Lights of Legacy, Brighter Singapore," the parade’s organisers have already mentioned acts including stunning aerial acts, Chinese flying dragons and bright illuminations. They’ll be stilt walkers, martial arts displays, circus acts and a fabulous firework spectacular evening with a bang.
I’ll be heading out with the crowds to the F1 Pit Building by the Singapore Flyer on February 19th, and there’s a second parade on February 20th. The Chingay Parade in Singapore officially begins at 8pm, but a pre-parade party at 7pm will have people out bright and early. If you are in Singapore for 2016’s Chingay Parade, make sure you take in the show.
Singapore’s 2016 Chingay celebrations lasts throughout February. Ask my team what else is a must-see.