The first Chingay Parade started in 1973. It was initially meant to replace the Chinese New Year firecrackers which was banned in 1972. Now, the parade has evolved and become an internationally acclaimed multi-cultural festive event for all of us in Singapore. It includes performers from other Asian countries as well.
This year, there are 10 Chingay 2011 floats spanning the heartlands with their magnificent displays, dances and music. Bishan (the estate that i am currently staying in) happens to be one of the heartlands to be graced with thrilling fringe events, magic shows, acrobatics, cultural performances by the Chinese, Malay, Indian and also the international groups.
Below are some pics that i have captured in the midst of welcoming the float entourage at Bishan !!
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