On Saturday, 12 February 2022, the annual Chingay showcase, Chingay50 will return with an exciting multi-dimensional experience. There will also be a wide range of opportunities for community participation and involvement.
The chosen theme for 2022’s parade is ‘Ignite Our Dreams’ and will centre around celebrating the annual affair’s journey from its early days as a street parade till today. This milestone showcase also hopes to call on Singaporeans to rekindle the passion for dreams, both big and small, and be a reminder for remaining forward-looking and resilient as we overcome challenging times together as a nation.
Here are some ways Singaporeans can take part in Chingay50.
How to take part in Chingay50
Watch the parade live
Returning to delight audiences after its inaugural digital version in 2021, the parade in 2022 will be airing live online and on social media channels. Viewers can expect fresh and innovative presentations of arts, culture and heritage.
Design Chingay50 Mini Floats
Together with PAssionArts, Chingay50 will introduce the Chingay50 Mini Floats programme, as a first step towards a Chingay dream for communities to conceptualise, design and build floats for future editions of the parade.
Residents from 17 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) in Singapore can look forward to building their own GRC mini floats to be featured as part of the Chingay50 showcase. More information is to be released on their website.
Snap memories for CHINGAY As You PHOTO It
Shutterbugs can evoke shared memories of the past 50 years through a series of commemorative programmes, such as CHINGAY As You PHOTO It. This initiative calls on the public to share their photo memories of the annual parade, from the very first parade in 1973 up till its first digital edition in 2021.
From mid-January 2022, members of the public will be able to access this diverse collection of memories through multiple Chingay50 programmes, including Chingay50 Hall of Frames. The content will provide a glimpse of what the Chingay experience has been like across multiple generations. The content will be easily accessible via Chingay’s website.
Express your creativity in the Dynamic: Diversity Dance Competition
To those who wish to be a part of the parade, Chingay 50 will feature performances by local budding talents, including winners of the ongoing Dynamic: Diversity Dance Competition. Participants’ submissions should take inspiration from the diverse local dance cultures with dynamic moves from any dance genre of their choice and submit their videos. Entries must be submitted by 15 December 2021 at the site here.
Show your talent at “We’ve Got Talent”
Another community programme to participate in is “We’ve Got Talent!”. Building on the success of its inaugural run in 2021, the edition in 2022 will have participants competing to become Chingay Community Star 2022, a title that gives them an opportunity to pursue their passion in the arts while spreading cheer within the wider community.
Training and performance opportunities await the Chingay Community Star 2022. From 15 December 2021, members of the public will be able to vote for the entry they like best at the site here. The top 3 audience favourite videos will win attractive prizes.