Singapore Chingay Parade 2012 on Instagram
Chingay Parade of Singapore is known for its resplendent floats and multi-cultural local and international performances that are an insight to the festive traditions and delight the hearts of many Singaporeans and tourists.
The word Chingay is from the Hokkien dialect of Chinese, the festival began as a neighbourhood parade of with only Chinese elements in 1973.
Today, the Chingay Parade has evolved to be the grandest street and floats parade in Asia, showcasing the rich, vibrant multi-culturalism of Singapore and exciting cultures all over the world.
The two-day event, held at the F1 Pit Building beside the Singapore Flyer on Friday Feb 3rd and Saturday Feb 4th, captivated spectators, young and old, with a plethora of colorful displays, floats and pyrotechnics. .
Centered on the theme of “Love, Care and Kindness Everywhere”, the event featured a 360m waterway with performers making a splash and creating spectacular stunts and exhilarating acts with water.
@InstaSG, our Instagramers network in Singapore was invited to be the “Instagramer of Chingay 2012”.
With a quick contest with the same theme, two Instagramers – @st_photography_ih and @chesterkezo – were selected to receive the media pass, which allows them to roam freely on the performance ground, as well as gives them the access to the backstage to capture the people behind this grand event.
The sponsorship of the organizer does not stop there, they extended the invitation to two more outstanding Singapore Instagramers – @alanyong_wf and @lushhome – who have been great support to Instagramers community in Singapore.
Through these talented Instagramers, @InstaSG has pushed the Chingay 2012 colors to Instagram platform, something new for this annual parade. The tag #chingay2012 was introduced and socialized, with many Instagramers in the audience joined social sharing of Chingay 2012 experience – and #chingay tag will definitely stays there for the next year and beyond.
From Singapore, here we share some posts that might represent the dazzling extravaganza of colors and cultural diversity. We hope you would enjoy it, and if you want more, feel free to browse the tags #chingay and #chingay2012.
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See you in Singapore next Chingay!