Retrace 50 years of Chingay parades, reimagine Singapore's multicultural history, and enjoy this year's stunning visuals comfortably from home

A permanent highlight of Singapore’s yearly Lunar New Year celebrations, the annual Chingay parade is a bedazzling spectacle that showcases our unique culture through rich displays and colourful performances. Year after year, this iconic event has captured the excitement of families nationwide.

This year, the vibrant event promises to be extra meaningful as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Looking back at 50 years of breathtaking multi-cultural showmanship, Chingay honours their Golden Jubilee by taking Singaporeans on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and a passionate display of what the future holds for us. 

 

 

To commemorate Chingay50, they present their first-ever reimagined floats, delivered in the form of buses.

Beautifully decked out in eye-catching designs that pay homage to the Chingay parades of the last five decades, residents and commuters will get to enjoy a uniquely Singaporean experience surrounded by memories of the nation’s yesteryears.

Commuters also get to access various Chingay50 content while on the bus and can interact with them throughout their journeys.

 

 

Bringing two distinct icons together for this year’s special milestone, Chingay50 will be putting up a landmark showcase at Jewel Changi Airport. Themed “Ignite Our Dreams”, the showcase espouses Chingay’s spirit of passion and aspiration, and stands as a symbol of how we must dream boldly to create new possibilities.

Documenting the annual extravaganza’s growth from a humble street procession to its current incarnation as a borderless festival, Chingay50 draws viewers into the heart of Jewel Changi Airport with exceptional combinations of traditional and modern elements, highlighted against breathtaking settings provided by the HSBC Rain Vortex, Shiseido Forest Valley, and more. 

Happening on 12 Feb at 8pm, audiences islandwide can enjoy their variety of multicultural performances and vibrant costumes from the comfort of their homes. From Chinese Big-Headed Dolls to Eurasian folk songs, this year’s highlights also include a parade of 17 community mini floats made from balloons and 3D art, a combined effort by 1,400 residents across Singapore.

 

 

A full compilation of past Chingay stories and accounts of what it was like from its early days to its first digital edition in 2021 is available this year at the Chingay50 Hall of Frames e-gallery, as well as via QR codes on board the Chingay50 buses.

 


To stay updated with the latest information on Chingay50, visit their site here.