SINGAPORE: Asia's grandest street parade, Chingay, will be celebrated next year with the aim of involving 70,000 people.
That is double this year's turnout.
The parade on February 7 and 8 at the F1 Pit building will feature fabric art in the form of batik painting and knitting tapestries.
Chingay’s organiser, the People's Association, said residents will produce 1500 pieces of knitted tapestries and 360-metre batik art for the parade. This will provide them with opportunities to engage in programmes leading up to the event.
Next year’s Chingay will also be moving to heartlands -- to Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC on February 9, East Coast GRC and Joo Chiat SMC on February 15 and Punggol-Sengkang New Town on February 22.
Ticket sales for the parade will start on November 4 through Sistic.
Ang Hak Seng, chief executive director of People’s Association (PA), said: "Many Singaporeans, in fact, now are already participating in the parade at their home, the constituency or community centre doing knitting or batik painting.
“All this tapestry will be put together in the parade itself as the highlight. It shows that the parade is not only organised by PA but co-created by 70,000 Singaporeans to signify that in fact we are One People celebrating our parade." - CNA/gn
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