Chingay 2013 Warms our Heart

By the time you read this post, Chingay 2013‘s second night would be in progress, and Daddy can imagine the crowd shouting themselves hoarse. Besides the special effects, gadgets, and costumes, do you know what is Daddy’s favourite segment?

Daddy loves the cooking segment, the cooking Uncles and Aunties literally Rocks with their wok of goodness !

Daddy had the opportunity to attend two of Chingay 2013’s media-invites. Both previews are very different in terms of presentation and atmosphere. The First preview pumped up with energy, with Zumba vibes electrifying the whole conference room.

The Second preview was more subtle, but no less Impactful. Our “Heroes” (Resilient Singaporeans 生命勇士) would be among the thousand who will be appearing in the finale holding their fire torches (in the Snow), symbolising Life-must-go-On!

Everyone of them, had been through a tough journey, be it disaster, illness or disability. None of them wish to Give up! Just to highlight a few Heroes, Mr Zeng is a Jakarta Marriott bomb survivor, Maximillian and Gemma is part of London Olympics’ Equestrian team.

Together, 生命勇士 (Heroes) show us how to be Brave and conquer our own struggles.

Chingay is all inclusive, anyone, anybody can always be part of the performance.

Fire in Snow(雪中火) is the theme for Chingay 2013.
With all the flames surrounding us, together with the crowd and participants’ enthusiasm, we can certainly feel the warmth 🙂

..even when the “Snow” fell, the experience is superb as everyone sings to the tune of
雪中火 (Fire in Snow).

You can trust Marina Bay’s amBAYssadors to bring you all the Fun and Excitement of Chingay 2013 ! We love it too.

Experience Chingay fun, from left, Darren, Andy(Daddy), Kevin, Jerome, and Edmund. (Kelvin and Marcellus are not in photo)

(group photo courtesy from Darren Chin Photography)

There is a replay on Sunday 24Feb at 8pm, let us show you what to expect for Chingay 2013 🙂

Traditional Operas (Yang warriors) and Phamtom of the Operas take turn to thrill the audience.

Send in the mystical creatures who can spit fire or sparklers ! The Centipede must be one of the Highlights. LOUD Firecrackers will accompany some of the performers.

China, Malaysia and Japan are some of the oversea contingents.

Explosion of colours and music will immerse audience for two hours. All Races, Religions and Faiths come together. We have Indian girls role-playing Chinese-folk-fairies, and Chinese gals dancing to Bollywood hip hop, Multiracial Singapore 🙂

Additional snapshots

Splendid display, sniff in the aroma. These cooks are in their elements, entertaining !

Chingay is very much an Asian Musical, some other notable musical performances :
– Theme song for Chingay 2013 雪中火 (Fire in Snow)
– Billy Wang and Taiwanese artists singing 让爱动起来
– Ukulele performing Top of the World

Video : Do not worry if it rains, just don your raincoat, the show will go on ! These performers were caught in heavy downpour but they were smiling throughout 🙂

Video 2 : More contigents + the finale Snow !

We wish Chingay 2013 all the best !

– More Chingay photos on SengkangBabies fanpage
– We were honoured to witness Queenstown Cantonese Opera‘s Chingay pre-parade preparation
2012’s Water Chingay is Fun too

Author: SengkangBabies

I am a Blogging Daddy of four. Our kids are roaming Singapore to bring you FUN, This blog is use to capture our kids' growing up phases, and we want you to leave our blog with a smile :) View all posts by SengkangBabies

4 thoughts on “Chingay 2013 Warms our Heart”

  1. Wow, Andy, you certain take a lot of photos and videos 🙂

    I love Chinggay. Actually I don’t really remember watching it as a child. But I know I did because my mum took pictures of the parade when it came to our neighbourhood. I must have been there with her, so each time I think of Ching gay, I think of how my mum brought me there to allow me to enjoy it.

    Thanks for this post. Indeed CG warms my heart.

    1. Chingay means different thing to different people 🙂
      For me, the experience was heightened when I get to witness the preparation and logistics behind the event.

      Everyone coming together, to showcase Asia’s Musical Drama 🙂

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