Origin of Chingay Parade in a Nutshell
A dazzling extravaganza of colours and cultural diversity, Chingay Parade Singapore is known for its resplendent floats and multi-cultural local and international performances that are an insight to our festive traditions and delight the hearts of many Singaporeans and tourists.
The word Chingay is from the Hokkien dialect, of which the Mandarin equivalent is “Zhuang Yi” , meaning “the art of masquerade”. The festival began as a neighbourhood parade 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. To all Singaporeans, the next Chingay Parade is a parade of our people, our dreams and our pride!
Some of the photos I took
The position I had was not optimal for close up shots. Thus I took a wide angle view approach capturing a broader perspective of the joyous event.
In photography, I believe we have to be flexible looking out for different opportunities to capture eye-catching photos.
If my position is not optimal with much blockage, I will be disappointed the whole night if I am to insist on taking close up shots, like what many photographers wish to do.
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