Here’s What You’ll See At This Year’s Chingay Parade 2023


Syahirah •  Jan 18, 2023

There’s no shortage of fun events happening in Singapore no matter the season! For those of us who are familiar with the event scene in the city, we’d know that Chingay is one of the first few large-scale festivities that takes place early in the year. ? In the Hokkien dialect, Chingay can be translated as 妆艺 (Zhuangzi), which means costume and masquerade. The Chingay Parade began in 1973 as a street parade celebrating the Chinese New Year but has since evolved to showcase Singapore’s multicultural and racial scene! ? If you’re curious to see what Chingay Parade 2023 has in store, here’s what you can look forward to!

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What to expect at the Chingay Parade 2023

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Happening on 3 and 4 February 2023, this year’s parade will be the first Chingay Parade in 2 years set to be held physically in front of an audience of 28,000 live at the F1 Pit Building. Not only is it Singapore's largest community arts showcase, this year Chingay 2023 will involve over 10,000 residents, artists and arts groups including more than 3,000 performers! Make sure to book your tickets to finally catch this live.

From 5 to 9 February 2023, the Chingay Arts Installations at the F1 Pit Building will feature the iconic floats, which will give spectators the chance to see in all their glory. These floats and other installations will be on display at the Chingay Arts Installations so you can still view them with your friends and loved ones even after the main Parade! ? If you’re not able to watch the main Parade in person, you can look forward to the live show being streamed on Facebook and YouTube so you won’t miss out on all the action.

Events to look forward to

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Chingay 2023 doesn’t simply showcase just the main parade. During this festival period, you can look forward to unique events happening all over the city that lets you feel like you’re part of the Parade! ? Here are some events that will take place:

  • Chingay 2023 Theme Song Duet Challenge | From now till February 2023
  • Spot The Rabbit! Contest | From 5 to 9 February 2023
  • Chingay 2023 Art Installations | From 5 to 9 February 2023
  • Chingay Taster Experiences | From 5 to 9 February 2023

Bringing parts of the main Parade directly to you

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If you’re afraid that you won’t be able to catch the main parade in person or through the live stream, don't worry! After the main Parade (on 3 and 4 February 2023), Chingay will bring highlights of the main show to different residential estates - from huge floats to community-created mini floats and performances. From the East Coast and Tampines GRC to Choa Chu Kang and Tanjong Pagar GRC, you can enjoy snippets of the main Parade in the comfort of your neighbourhood! ??

Are you excited as we are? ? Gather your friends and family to watch the main Parade live (it’s the first after 2 years after all!). If you need more information, check out Chingay’s website and their social media accounts. Be sure to book your tickets in advance so you don’t miss out on this year’s Parade’s exciting comeback!

Chingay 2023

Date: Sat to Sun;3 to 4 February 2023, 8PM (Main Parade)

Location: F1 Pit Building

Book your tickets here!


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