| Chingay Parade 2023
Singapore's Multiculturalism Chingay Parade, Singapore’s multicultural community arts event returned physically on Friday, 3 February 2023, despite the gloomy weather. Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong opened the parade as he wished the crowd good health, prosperity, good luck, and much joy in the Year of the Rabbit. Mr Lee, his wife, and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth; Second Minister for Law; Deputy Chairman of PA Mr Edwin Tong entered the stage of the Chingay Parade on a float and sent their new year greetings. President Madam Halimah Yacob and her husband, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee also joined in the celebration on Saturday, 4 February 2023. Chairman of the Chingay Parade EXCO and Group Director of PA (Partnership) Mr Kia Siang Wei said they were very happy that the Chingay Parade 2023 could be done physically after two years being conducted online. Besides featuring over 3,000 youths, the parade also featured performances from people with disabilities. There were more than 10,000 people that participated in the Chingay celebrations. The parade continued on Saturday, 4 February 2023, and drew close to 30,000 people. Chingay 2023 Taster Experience held from Sunday, 5 February 2023 to Thursday, 9 February 2023, would feature unique exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours, light shows, and performances. An editor’s commentary in ZB wrote that Chingay had a 40-year history and was also a parade that showcased Singapore's multiculturalism. It had also become an important benchmark for Singapore’s unique culture and represented the togetherness as well as resilience that helped Singapore to tide through the pandemic.