Friday, February 28, 2014

Chingay Parade Singapore 2014 - PhotoHunt

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pretty dancers from South Korea 

PhotoHunt theme : Boogie/ Steps

I was fortunate to get complimentary tickets to watch Chingay Parade Singapore 2014 live at the F1 Pit Building on February 8.

Started in 1973, this annual festival is known for its resplendent floats and multi-cultural local and international performances.

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Indonesian performers in their magnificent costumes

This year a total of 500 performers from six countries (China, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines) participated.

It was a great opportunity to take many photos of the spectacular floats and also the performers dressed in magnificent costumes.

As there were too many photos, I would only share a few for this week's theme.

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My first time seeing a mikoshi (Japanese float-like portable shrine). It looked heavy.

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Members of the Japanese Association in Singapore presented a performance titled ''Japanese culture: Smile for you''.

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There was a breathtaking mass ballet display by young girls from various ballet centres. Wish I had a daughter to send to ballet classes. hehehe.......

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It was so enjoyable watching the young performers from the Indian performance contingent boogie enthusiastically to hot Bollywood songs. The crowd around me couldn't help clapping and following their dance steps.

The two hour procession ended with a display of fireworks. Although there was an invitation to boogie through the night with the performers and volunteers, we chose to make our way home in case we missed the last bus. :)



34 comments:

  1. Aiyo, no need a daughter to learn ballet la, you can learn also right? haha, nice photos btw :D

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    1. I will break all my bones if I do ballet now. Aunty is getting old and my bones are stiff. LOL

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  2. These images are stunning! I absolutely love all the color and this post makes me so excited to visit China this summer!

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    1. You are visiting China? That's awesome. Lots to see and you would have lots of photo opportunities.

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  3. Oh, what a fantastic display!!! hugs, ECL, thanks so much for your kind comment. Missed you too *blowing air kisses*

    photohunts

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    1. Welcome back! So glad to see you back to photohunting.

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  4. I only went to see the floats at the neighbourhood...

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    1. The floats are spectacular, aren't they? This year's Chingay parade was very happening. Everyone had a marvellous evening.

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  5. incredible pageantry. this post is also perfect for next week's theme of colors.

    frankly my dear

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    1. There will be more photos of the parade next week, there were 50 contingents. :)

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  6. wow, interesting parade!! i've always heard about Chingay and just now you made me google about it, ah, i see.. interesting and so many things to see!!

    and true, you don't need a daughter to send her to ballet class, send yourself and have fun, haha!! :D

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    1. The performers both local and international put up a fantastic show. There were lots of cheers and applause for each contingent. I think you can watch our annual Chingay Parade on TV.

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    2. If I were much younger, I might consider going for ballet classes. Now my bones too stiff and probably having cracks due to wear and tear. LOL

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  7. What a photographer's delight that parade looks to have been!

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    1. Yes, I took more than 100 shots and after the event ended almost a month ago, I am still wondering how to upload these beautiful moments..... hahaha...

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  8. Beautiful photographs of a wonderful event. thanks for sharing them with us. You could almost here the music.

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  9. Wow ! what a colorful show, must have been beautiful !

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  10. Wah so tiny your pics, I wanna see the huge floats! :)

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  11. I can tell you had a blast from your words, now let's see some colourful big photos next! Happy weekend! :)

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  12. Looks like you had a boogie fun night...
    Caught this years parade when it came to our neighbourhood.

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  13. Beautiful shots for this week's theme. The colours and costumes are stunning!

    Have a super weekend.

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  14. Wow, these photos are incredible! I love all these vivid colors.

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  15. Beautiful! I love all the colors and action!
    KZK
    Our post is up: http://armyoffourdigest.blogspot.com/2014/03/another-one-and-saturday-photohunt.html

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  16. Wonderful shots from the parade and a great take on the theme.

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  17. The festival is awesome. I'm glad to hear that Japanese also participated the event. :D

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  18. I love fan dance. It need a lot of teamwork to make it perfect

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  19. The parade looks colorful and interesting!

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  20. does the tourist income balance with the expenses? It is so elaborate.

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