Chingay Parade to go digital in 2021

You can tune in from wherever you are to catch the parade.

Phoon Jia Hui

Jack of all trades, master of drinking boba milk tea.

Published: 26 November 2020, 4:27 PM

The annual Chingay Parade, organised by People’s Association (PA), will go digital for the first time in 49 years. 

Themed ‘Light of Hope’, Singapore’s first-ever digital Chingay will be aired live on television, online and on social media channels from 8pm to 9pm on 20 Feb, 2021. 

With over 2,000 performers and 150 organisations involved, the highly-anticipated parade will showcase a blend of old and new cultural performances, traditional and emerging art forms.  

“This year’s theme signifies how each and every one of us in the community represents a sparkle of light to bring hope and warmth to one another. It reflects our core belief that as we unite as a community, we will emerge stronger together,” said Lim Hock Yu, chief executive director of PA. 

One highlight of the parade is the use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in a 100-lion dance performance involving local and overseas troupes from more than 10 different cities, including San Francisco. 

Technology will also be utilised to reinvent traditional ethnic performances, highlighting intricate details that is typically not seen at physical parades.

Jalan Jalan with Chingay

As part of the co-creation concept anchoring the programme, Chingay 2021 has launched a community engagement campaign named Jalan Jalan with Chingay to showcase the rich diversity of talent in the community. 

It will welcome submissions from members of the public and you can simply submit a video of yourself singing, dancing or performing an unique talent of yours!

Additionally, you have the opportunity to flex your creativity by designing your own Chingay float or costume in the Let’s Build A Float! and Sew (So) Stylo! programmes. This is scheduled for launch in early December. 

Successful entries from these activities will be featured in the Jalan Jalan with Chingay segment during the one-hour show, with prizes to be won too.

To commemorate Chingay 2021, you can purchase locally designed or crafted products, including those from social enterprises, at the online Chingay Mama Shop from January next year.

To find out more about Chingay 2021, click here.

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