The Chingay Parade Singapore, had been an integral part of young nation history, dating back to 1972, do drop by their website for additional information on Chingay Parade Singapore. Fast foward to 2009, this wonderful event had been witnessed by people from many different parts of the world, participated by many different cultural groups around the world.
The 2009 Chingay Parade wasn’t my first parade, however, it was my maiden LIVE action Chingay Parade, my very first time to be part of the action and festivities and taking many photographs from the sides of the road for this wonderful event.
Before that, I decided to hang around the Adelphi Singapore and City Hall area, whereby the performers were unloading, alighting, preparing and resting around these 2 areas. They were excited and friendly, willing to pose with their BIG SMILES and lovely costumes, besides, with different cultural groups from different countries, there were mixing around, with performers asking to take photographs with fellow performers from different countries. It was buzzing with lots of activities and the photographers hanging around there had some great time snapping awesome street and live action photography, priceless !
Thereafter, I proceed to the Parliament House and Supreme Court area and got myself a spot along the road to wait for the Chingay Parade Singapore 2009 – Wonderland to start….. Soon the Chingay Parade 2009 kicked off !
Although I wasn’t at the performance point, whereby the grandstand sitting gallery was, we could capture a glimpse of their performance from our side of view. Even though the performers don’t need to perform while walking to the next performance spot, some of them obliged, danced, did small performances, showed their stunts, waved at us, hi-fived us, shaked our hands, gave us gifts (paper fans, red packets) and last but not least , their excitement, smiles, laughter, joy and happiness !!!!
As the parade drawn to a close after about 1.5 hours of action and fun, it was brought to a grand finale with fireworks lighting up the City Hall, let this Chingay Parade 2009 – Wonderland, brings everybody here in Singapore, to their Wonderland, in this Year of the Ox in 2009 !
Do check my Chingay Parade Singapore 2009 photos !
This parade’s a big event in S’pore huh? I have never witnessed one before….great place to shoot photos 🙂
the parade was huge!
how i hope to be there myself. =D
I haven’t encounter a parade for many years!
It’s so great to be part of it, JH!
Hi My Bug Life
Yes ! It’s a big and important event in Singapore ! A great place and event to take many photos ! Do drop by here for this event if you have the chance !
This parade was huge indeed ! I encourage you to drop by for next year’s Chingay Parade Singapore !
Hope you get to enjoy more different kinds of festivals and parades ! Do consider dropping by here for such events !
Looks like a great time, would love to witness it someday, wonderful images as well !!
you’re advertising the parade already.
sure hope to drop by next year! =D
Haha, Okay, So you should entend more Parades for us!
BTW, How about your parents’ new year holiday in North China? I hope they enjoy a great journey there!
Hi bernie kasper !
Yes, it was a great time , great event ! Do drop by into sunny Singapore and enjoy those events !
Yeah ! Advertising for Chingay Parade 2010 ! Do visit this event !
I would try to attend as many parades and share with you people !
My parents had a fun time in Haerbin, very cold though ! Share with you more next time !
I went there too! the china molten metal throwing was the best
Hello Mr Vicious Cycle !
Thanks for dropping by !
Yeah, it was fun to be there and enjoy their various performances !
You have captured a very colourful parade with some delightful photography. The photos range from daylight hours to darkness, you obviously put a lot of time and effort into capturing your pixel parade slideshow.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving your kind comments ! It was a very colourful parade and I was having fun there watching and snapping photos !
It was a bit of wait from afternoon till the night, the long hours was worth it !