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Chingay 2023
Photograph: Benjamin Chong

Time Out says

Since 1973, Singapore has hosted a kaleidoscopic street parade called Chingay, a Hokkien term that translates to ‘the art of costume and masquerade’. The massive street parade is usually held during the Chinese New Year festivities. It's fitted out with dazzling floats, colourful costumes, live performances, intricate props, and pyrotechnics – and "wow" is the only fitting response.

This Chinese New Year event returns as a physical parade after two years of hybrid and digital versions. Set to the theme of Embrace Tomorrow, the 2023 Chingay Parade calls on Singaporeans to treasure the present and embrace tomorrow as a united community. Staged by Singapore’s diverse talents, the parade will be performed in front of a street-style art container backdrop co-created by artist Sam Lo and 480 local youths. In addition to the colourful festivities, iconic Chingay floats will also make an appearance alongside 17 community co-created mini floats, to symbolise Singapore’s strong community spirit. 

Written by
Izza Sofia


Event website:
$60 / $50 / $40 / $28.50 / $20 (excludes booking fee)
Opening hours:
From 7.30pm
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