TheChingay Timeline
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First Ever Digital Chingay
First Ever Digital Chingay

The inaugural digital Chingay with the theme "Light of Hope" was held during the Covid-19 pandemic involving more than 150 organisations and 2,000 performers in creating a reimagined showcase with digital effects infused.

2019
Commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial
Commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial

Chingay Commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial with a gift for the nation – a SB Painting depicting the “Past, Present and Future” co-created by three multi-disciplinary artists and the community. Chingay Parade 2019 also won the Best Arts and Culture Event Award presented by The Special Events

2017
Remake of The First Tiger Float
Remake of The First Tiger Float

Chingay 45 was celebrated with the nostalgic re-enactment of iconic parade performances including the Remake Of The First Tiger Float.

2015
The Largest Showcase
The Largest Showcase

As part of the nation-wide SG50 Celebrations, Chingay present the Largest Showcase in Chingay History – featuring 11,000 performers and 18 magnificent floats.

2012
360-Metre Waterway
360-Metre Waterway

Chingay celebrated its 40th anniversary with the First Ever 360-metre Waterway which was set as the performing stage for the 8,000 performers.

2010
F1 Pit Building
F1 Pit Building

Chingay moved to its current home at F1 Pit Building.

2008
Chingay Parade of Dreams
Chingay Parade of Dreams

Chingay Parade started featuring a theme at every parade, staring with Chingay Parade of Dreams.

2007
Members of Parliament Participation
Members of Parliament Participation

12 Post-65 Members Of Parliament were part of a special hip-hop performance which was one of the parade’s highlights.

2004
Special Guest - Jackie Chan
Special Guest - Jackie Chan

Chingay was catapulted to greater heights on the world stage when action superstar Jackie Chan Made A Special Guest Appearance at the parade.

2000
New Millenium at City Hall
New Millenium at City Hall

Chingay celebrated The Arrival of The New Millennium at City Hall, chosen as a venue of historical significance.

1999
Orchard Road Firecrackers
Orchard Road Firecrackers

Firecrackers Made Its Reappearance in Orchard Road at Chingay Parade.

1997
25th Anniversary
25th Anniversary

Chingay Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Three Firsts - first time two parades were held, the first time a parade was held indoors and the first Chingay @Heartlands.

1991
Guinness Book Of World Records
Guinness Book Of World Records

Chingay got our First Entry Into The Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest dancing lion. Singapore Mint released a $2 note depicting different ethnic groups participating in Chingay Parade.

1990
Night Parade
Night Parade

For the first time, Chingay was held at night where fireworks and laser displays enhanced the magical feel of the event.

1987
First Foreign Performers
First Foreign Performers

Chingay welcome Our First Foreign Performers – four pop artistes from Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by The Straits Times. Since then, it has become a norm for Chingay to invite international artistes and troupes to participate in our celebrations every year.

1985
Orchard Road
Orchard Road

Chingay move to a permanent home at Orchard Road where tourists and other visitors can join in the joy of the parade.

1976
Multi-Cultural Flavour
Multi-Cultural Flavour

Chingay took on a Multi-Cultural Flavour featuring different ethnic communities joining in the celebrations.

1973
First Chingay Parade
First Chingay Parade

PA teamed up with Singapore National Pugilistic Federation to present the First Chingay Parade.