04 March 2013 10:36
PHOTOS: Chingay 2013

The event was the grandest in size, involving about 10,000 performers from more than 120 organisations.



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Some 150,000 people were treated to a multi-cultural parade and performances at this year’s Chingay Parade at the F1 Pit Building.

The event, held as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations, was the grandest in size, involving about 10,000 performers from more than 120 organisations from Singapore and abroad. There are also heartland parades, with the last to be held on March 9 at Moulmein-Kallang GRC.

This year's theme "Fire in Snow" celebrates the strength of the human spirit in the face of life’s challenges.

The annual street parade, which was held on February 22 and 23, kicked off with an opening act - a giant centipede made up of 60 performers from Guangdong, China.

There were also stilt-walkers from France, as well as traditional dances from Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and the Philippines.

The parade culminated in a finale involving 1,000 Singaporeans and a fire torch.

Click on to see highlights from the parade.

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