About Chingay Community Floats
Debuted at Chingay Parade 2022, this is an initiative made possible with the involvement of our residents in co-creating the community floats and guided by our local artists. A total of 17 unique community float will be presented at Chingay Parade 2024 and various heartlands, to bring cheers to the community.
Jewel in the Crown presented by Ang Mo Kio Cluster
About Jewel in the Crown
Jewel in the Crown displays a mesmerising performance unfolding as a vibrant flock of migratory birds takes centre stage against a breathtaking canvas of cosmos flowers, exploring the harmonious convergence of nature's wonder as the birds navigate their way to Singapore.
The cosmos flowers, handmade by the Ang Mo Kio community, represent order, peace, and harmony. Amidst this natural ballet, mandarin ducks are regarded as symbols of love, trust and fidelity. The artwork aims to celebrate the cyclical beauty of migration and the fleeting charm of the cosmos flowers.
About Artist Didier Ng
Didier Ng is an artist who embraces nature and trash. With a passion for transforming waste into wonders, Didier's creations breathe new life into discarded materials, adding a unique twist to conventional art. Her work not only captivates the imagination but also prompts us to see beauty in the unexpected.
About the Co-Creation
Residents contributed and transformed their recycled t-shirts by cutting them into thin strips. The cut-out strips and metal wires were used to thread through the recycled plastic sheet and shaped into vibrant flowers.
Pixel Petals presented by Bishan – Toa Payoh Cluster
About Pixel Petals
Pixel Petals, inspired by Singapore’s ever-evolving, digital aesthetics of the 'Garden City’ a creation of the Bishan-Toa Payoh community, and built entirely from building bricks.
The float depicts an imaginary series of utopian floating islands filled with natural landscape, blossoming flowers, and organic life. In them are some familiar neighbourhood visual features like the Dragon Playground, oddities, quirks, and adorable choices to capture the ideas of the residents.
This eco-paradise is conjured up by millions of coloured bricks, piece by piece, just like how pixels are seen on a digital image in reference to the many blooming brick flowers which culminate to the name, Pixel Petals.
About Artist Fish Jaafar
Fish Jaafar, known for large-scale art, emphasises conceptual accessibility and local relevance. He believes in honest narratives expressed figuratively on a 2D plane. Reflecting contemporary challenges, his studio tackles diverse projects from murals to 3D fabrications. Recently, he explored small-scale works, including building bricks and painting 3D printed miniature figurines.
About the Co-Creation
Residents came together as family, neighbours and friends to create a diverse array of flowers, iconic landmarks using an assortment of vibrantly coloured bricks to bring the daily life scenes and iconic places of interest in Singapore to life.
Can-dilicious presented by Jalan Besar Cluster
Can-dilicious is a creative and environmentally conscious idea that promotes recycling aluminium cans into a float representing the blossoming of happiness.
The focus is on the importance of reducing waste and reusing materials. By encouraging hands-on participation, the float becomes a collaborative effort that fosters a sense of community spirit. It also serves as an educational opportunity, raising awareness about the benefits of upcycling and inspiring individuals to contribute to making their Jalan Besar greener. The float sends a positive message about the beauty and potential blossoming of sustainable practices.
“Can-dilicious” represents a joyful artistic endeavour for the community, seamlessly integrating creativity, community participation, and environmental awareness.
About Artist Casey Chen
Casey Chen, is a seasoned visual artist with over two decades of experience in design and art. A graduate of RMIT with a Bachelor of Design, he is a versatile contributor to international art and design; spanning brand, furniture, jewellery, product design, sculpture, and authorship of ‘The Threelogy Lah’, three classic folk tales told in the Singlish style.
About the Co-Creation
Teamwork makes the dream work – Can-dilicious is made possible with the many helping hands of residents and students in the community. Using aluminium cans as the primary material, the process started with cutting the aluminium cans to obtain the aluminium sheets, followed by punching out circular shapes from the sheets. These circular pieces were then nailed onto wooden boards.
Hopes and Dreams presented by Tanjong Pagar Cluster
About Hopes and Dreams
Hopes and Dreams is a symbol for the people of Tanjong Pagar and all Singaporeans to welcome and embrace new challenges and progress together.
The Phoenix is a mythical bird that is revered and symbolic in both Asian and Western cultures. It is associated with immortality, resurrection, and continuity, making the Phoenix a perfect symbol for Tanjong Pagar where they are champions of heritage conversation and curating co-existence between the old and the new.
The blossoming of various flowers - symbolise unity, diversity, and the beauty that emerges when different elements come together, representing the interconnectedness of life and the ability to coexist in a harmonious way.
About Artist Hazlan
Hazlan has been actively teaching the arts for over 15 years, from schools, corporate engagements, private workshops to community events, he loves to share the different art forms and unique styles. He has conducted kinetic art, batik, acrylic painting, wire sculpting, clay sculpting and ceramic workshops. As an educator, Hazlan has enabled his students to exhibit their work in overseas art exhibitions.
About the Co-Creation
Through workshops conducted by the artist, residents learnt to transform plain mesh fabrics into exquisite flowers by shaping the metal wires, wrapping the fabrics and adding kaleidoscope of colours to the fabrics, using both painting and spraying techniques.
The Blooming Flamingo Duo presented by Sengkang Cluster
About The Blooming Flamingo Duo
The Blooming Flamingo Duo: a charming pair of flamingos, bedecked in vibrant hues of orange and pink. Their feathers, a breathtaking tapestry of flowers crafted meticulously. Each petal and stem tell a story of unity and creativity, fashioned from the artistry of workshops where the Sengkang community collaborated, weaving together recycled plastic bags and felts into stunning blossoms.
The flowers mirror Sengkang rich tapestry, celebrating the beauty found in our differences. As the float glides, it leaves a legacy of inspiration and testament to the collective spirit. Blooming Flamingo Duo showcases how we blossom together, nurture beauty from the simplest of materials and fostering lasting connections among us.
About Artist Ng Khin Whee
As a full-time interior designer specialising in workplace design, Khin Wee transforms spaces into dynamic and functional environments. Beyond the office, he contributes to community projects as a freelance artist, infusing outdoor spaces with creativity and a commitment to enhancing communication experiences.
About the Co-Creation
The residents, with a shared spirit of creativity, collaborated to craft lovely flowers. Using both pink and orange felt and recycled plastic bags, they shaped each petal with bendable metal craft wire, adding a personal touch to the eco-friendly flowers.
Dandelion Dreams presented by Tampines Cluster
About Dandelion Dreams
Dandelion Dreams draws inspiration from the dandelion flowers' resilience, hope, and growth. A seemingly delicate flower that, thrives in adversity. It symbolises the innate strength and resilience in Singaporeans.
The artwork envisions a community that rises above challenges, blossoming with unwavering strength, like the dandelions pushing through the verdant fields. The circles reflect the diverse Tampines community, mirroring the richness of our collective experiences.
"Dandelion Dreams" encourages reflection on the resilience embedded in nature and our community, demonstrating our ability to overcome any challenges and emerge stronger.
About Artist Jesse Leong
Jesse, a versatile visual artist, has shared artistic insights with over 100 institutions in Singapore. Known for captivating art installations across various places in Singapore, Jesse's work intertwines creativity and local spaces, and embracing creativity as a journey. Each piece tells a unique story, inviting viewers to embark on their own visual odyssey and leaving a lasting impression on the community.
About the Co-Creation
Residents came together to design personalised circles, by combining an array of shapes and colours using vibrant felt materials. They added a playful touch in the process with a dotted painting technique on acrylic and Styrofoam balls for the float.
The Children’s Tropical Enclave presented by Aljunied Cluster
About The Children’s Tropical Enclave
The Children’s Tropical Enclave is drawn from childhood memories of playing at the countless of playground swings around Aljunied. It seeks to ignite the joyful child in all of us when the young and old comes together to play. Celebrating the magic of friendships and dreams as we swing through the air.
Aljunied families, friends and neighbours come together to create their unique flora and fauna that surround the canopy of dreams representing the vibrant garden city we grew up in. Each leaf and flower signify an individual person our community as we blossom towards a better future for our children.
About Artist Royston Phang
Royston is a local artist with a 12-year industrial design background. He has worked at a well-known Swedish company and freelanced as a design consultant. Currently, he runs SALTT WORKSHOP, promoting parent-child bonding through crafting with various materials to empower children with confidence and life skills. Additionally, Royston is an adjunct lecturer teaching 3D prototyping and form design. He believes that design should be colourful, fun and bring people together.
About the Co-Creation
Residents infused life into leaves, creatively crafting them by cutting and using heat from iron to create the layering of recycled plastic bags. Adding structure with wire frames, residents drew and cut out distinct leaf shapes, each piece uniquely crafted by their creative contribution.
Blossoming Heartland presented by Pasir Ris – Punggol Cluster
About Blossoming Heartland
The Blossoming Heartland community float, just like the playground, brings the cheerful youth in all of us, young and old, to gather and play!
Residents come together to create these beautiful flowers to decorate the Blossoming Heartland that resembles the lovely playground area around Pasir Ris-Punggol neighbourhood. Each of the centre of the flowers were uniquely crafted with clay to encapsulate the cherished memories of the residents, a favourite person, their beloved pet, or anything else meaningful to them. Each participant is treasured as an individual and remind us that we are all part of a blossoming community in our heartlands. We are able to create the blossoming community we want to have.
About Artist Eveline Aathar
With over 9 years in the creative industry, Eveline has developed an incredible sense of flexibility and has amassed many skills. She has been a creative designer in both SMEs and MNCs, an art educator, and a facilitator for children’s design education.
With a penchant for making painting, and trying new things, like building her first community parade float, Eveline is thrilled to be part of the magic that is Chingay.
About the Co-Creation
Bringing their creativity to the crafting process, residents transformed plastic bottles into blossoming flowers by spray priming and acrylic painting it. As the petals dried, residents added personal touches with clay, turning the collective effort into a vibrant masterpiece.
A Graceful New Beginning presented by Holland – Bukit Timah Cluster
About A Graceful New Beginning
A Graceful New Beginning illustrates how challenging times foster growth and development. It emphasises how navigating through tough times with calmness and confidence builds resilience and lays a strong foundation to blossom for personal growth and success.
The swan in the float, a graceful and majestic bird, embodies the blooming Holland-Bukit Timah community. As the swan paddles gracefully, exuding calmness and composure, it symbolizes the community's journey towards new beginnings and growth. The daisies, representing purity and innocence, further reflect the community's ability to blossom and thrive as it navigates towards the future.
About Artist Noor Suffian
Noor Suffian a.k.a "thekidvybe" is a graffiti artist who found solace in the art form as a powerful means of self-expression. Not one to be confined by traditional artistic boundaries, Suffian has expanded his creative repertoire beyond graffiti, delving into various other art forms such as comic digital illustrations and decorative arts on canvases and apparels.
Seniors learnt to create feathers using recycled plastic plates collected by the Artist. They also designed the waves by drawing and painting flowers, utilising stamp painting technique to personalise their unique blossoms.
Fire Flower: A Celebration of Community presented by Marsiling – Yew Tee Cluster
About Fire Flower: A Celebration of Community
Fireworks are usually reserved for special occasions. In Singapore, the most prominent fireworks display occurs annually during the National Day Parade, celebrating the country's independence and accomplishments.
The Marsiling-Yew Tee community has ingeniously crafted a stunning spectacle by constructing a cityscape that mirrors the aspirations and history of their own community. The mechanical contraption, skilfully expanding and contracting the LED flower ornaments, replicates the effect of fireworks illuminating the skyline. The fireworks display is assembled through the painstaking efforts of collecting, washing, and reshaping the collected plastic bottles.
At the heart of the community float is a large kinetic display of a firework bursting and blossoming into the sky, symbolizing the community’s creativity and unity.
About Artist Hoo Jian Li & Lim Jia Ren
Junction Studio, led by the dynamic duo Jia Ren and Jian Li, is an engineering-driven team specialising in the fusion of art and technology. With a seamless integration of hardware and software, they craft captivating interactive experiences, excelling particularly in art installations and event-based interactions.
With inputs from residents on what best represented their neighbourhood, the iconic landmarks of the Marsiling-Yew Tee came to life; beautifully painted on plywood to form scenic landscape and illuminated by the ‘fireworks’. The vibrant fireworks are crafted from injection-molded petals, created by residents in workshops using plastic bottles they have collected. After shredding the plastic into tiny flakes, the recycled materials were melted and molded using an injection molding machine. These meticulously formed petals were then affixed to 3D printed cores adorned with LEDs, bringing to life each mesmerising burst of the mechanical firework.
The Blue Bloom presented by Sembawang Cluster
About The Blue Bloom
The Blue Bloom is a captivating sculpture that celebrates the resilience of nature and confronts the pervasive issue of pollution. The float beautifully captures the essence of blossoming and thriving coral clusters, yet every inch is meticulously handcrafted from upcycled man-made materials by the Sembawang community. This stunning piece serves as a reminder of the profusion of pollutants in our environment and to protect the Sembawang shores. Transforming discarded waste into a symbol of hope, regeneration, and our collective responsibility to protect our oceans and planet. It is a testament to the power of unity in the face of environmental challenges and for environment to blossom as one.
About Artist Chong Tze Ee
Trained as an industrial designer, Tze Ee is an experienced playscape designer and certified safety inspector, skilled at leading design teams from concept to project implementation. Committed to creating vibrant and safe play spaces, outside of work, she is passionate about green landscaping and floral arrangements.
Crafted by residents, these stunning coral formations include sea urchins from chopsticks, coral reefs beautifully crafted from plastic cups, boulder corals from bottle caps and flowers and springy sea worms shaped from recycled bottles. Residents also transformed lanterns into whimsical mushroom corals. Each piece reflecting the community’s commitment to sustainability and repurposing of discarded items.
Floral Dragon Odyssey presented by East Coast Cluster
About Floral Dragon Odyssey
Floral Dragon Odyssey presents a majestic dragon adorned with a tapestry of intricately designed flowers, each hue and petal symbolising themes of protection and versatility. Accompanying this legendary dragon are seven animals (tiger, eagle, camel, deer, ox, snake, and frog), draped in handmade green flowers. Together, they pirouette gracefully, their movements forming a visual symphony that captures the essence of the rich heritage and cultural tapestry akin to the town of East Coast.
This journey is a celebration of the beauty inherent in creativity, community and the legends that bind all together. The Floral Dragon Odyssey stands as a living testament to the shared spirit and creativity that blossoms within East Coast, weaving a tapestry of joy and cultural pride.
About Artist Sebastian Chun
Sebastian Chun, a Central Saint Martin’s Theatre Design graduate, excels in multi-disciplinary design, and recognised with the Young Designer Award, National Arts Council Arts Scholarship and President's Design Award. His diverse portfolio spans national level events, interior and exhibition designs, as well as art installation. Committed to community arts education, Chun envisions broadening art's reach beyond traditional venues, emphasising its universal magnetism.
Residents cohesively brought the float to life through co-creation, using flower-making techniques led by the artist and materials like green felt and vibrant plastic bags. The community’s hands-on involvement led to the meticulous crafting of thousands of diverse flowers. Without the shared dedication and creativity of the residents, these magnificent creations would not have come to fruition.
We Belong Together presented by Marine Parade Cluster
About We Belong Together
We Belong Together highlights the different elements of the lotus, the kingfisher, and the dragonfly created by various materials including aluminium, acrylic sheets and eva foam. The Lotus is regarded as symbol of harmony, its ability to grow in harmony with its surroundings has made it a potent symbol of unity, peace, and tranquillity. The Kingfisher is symbolic of courage, balance, and good fortune. The Dragonfly is associated with harmony, prosperity, and good luck charm.
This collaborative artwork co-created with the Marine Parade Community, symbolises the harmony and strength of Singapore. Just like the lotus, it reflects the nation’s availability to flourish amidst challenges, embodying beauty, strength and harmony with the diverse flora and fauna.
About Artist Mr Zul (Dzulkarnaen)
Dzulkarnaen, a versatile visual artist and dedicated arts educator, specialises in acrylic painting, batik, tie and dye, wire art, and sculpture. Besides teaching in schools, community centres, private & corporate workshops, he has showcased his work at prestigious venues like Chingay events, Changi Airport Terminal 2, Singapore Arts Museum, and Singapore Garden Festival. He enjoyed collaborating with his students and the community on inspiring art projects.
Participants meticulously painted a colourful base using the warm and cool colours to create a colourful river pattern with koi fishes in swimming motions. Children also contributed by painting the eva foam lotus leaves and flowers, and youths participated in creatively decorating the kinetic lotus flowers using enamel paint.
Para Para Pink Poui! presented by Nee Soon Cluster
About Para Para Pink Poui!
Para Para Pink Poui - With playful leaps and twirls, the lion embodies joy and vitality, adorned in a vibrant costume made of cheery-looking Pink Poui petals created and painted by the Nee Soon community. These glowing pink petals, crafted from recycled canvas and tetra pak, delicately blanket the ground, infusing the surroundings with a serene and embracing atmosphere.
This enchanting portrayal captures the essence of renewal and celebration in springtime, inviting the audience to immerse themselves in the beauty of blossoming Pink Poui, where the lion's dance also becomes a harmonious expression of nature's awakening and the exuberance of life.
About Artist Cherie Ng
Cherie Ng, an artist with a passion for upcycling, finds her voice in the quiet transformation of discarded materials. Outgoing and fun-loving by nature, Cherie nonetheless prefers working diligently to basking in the limelight. Cherie's work reflects her dedication and meticulous approach to eco arts, a contemporary form of environmental art created by artists who are concerned about local and global environmental issues.
Residents skilfully cut recycled canvas collected from the Community Club and tetra pak into blossoming flower shapes. They adorned these cut-up flowers with a kaleidoscope of pink hues and charming designs, creating a blossoming spectacle that radiates warmth and creativity.
The Lush Garden Blooms in the Night presented by Chua Chu Kang Cluster
About The Lush Garden Blooms in the Night
The Lush Garden Blooms in the Night draws inspiration to the lush greenery of Singapore. Paying homage to the Tabebuia Rosea tree seen around Chua Chu Kang, the work highlights these colourful rare gems blossoming within Singapore. Residents cut the recycled fabrics and place them on metal wires to recreate flowers that represent their artistic creativity as well as their unique individuality.
Elements of pipes, umbrellas and lights that form the branch and roots of the tree, embodies our nation’s technological strength that is deeply seeded within our lush garden city. The overall outlook of the float is meant to celebrate individuality within our modern society, blossoming in abundance with vivid colours and personality.
About Artist Ryf Zaini
Ryf is an interactive installation artist. Due to his background in engineering, his works often include interactive and engaging elements that immerse the audience via sensors and kinetic works. His philosophy is that by including technology, art is constantly rethought, leading to new and refreshing outcomes. He has exhibited locally and internationally for over 10 years.
Residents infused creativity by repurposing reusable masks and used clothes, fashioning vibrant petals. These were skilfully pasted onto framed leaves and petals, adding depth and character to the depiction of a lively bouquet. Residents also learnt how to tie the petals across the “tree branches” and mimicking the blossoming of the garden city.
Garden by the Breeze presented by Jurong Cluster
About Garden by the Breeze
Garden by the Breeze blossoms as a collaborative masterpiece, born from the collective spirit of Jurong residents, designed to dance harmoniously with the whims of the wind. Fashioned from an alchemy of reclaimed treasures and bespoke elements, this creation breathes new life into the vibrant tapestry of Jurong's hues. It endeavours to capture not only the warmth in our surroundings but also the interconnectedness that threads through our community.
The garden's natural ebb and flow takes on a mesmerising geometric cadence. This co-creation unfolds through the tactile beauty of craftsmanship, spanning the realms of wire art, string art, recyclable plastic innovations, and windmill mobiles that pirouette gracefully by the breeze.
About Artist Tay Swee Siong
Tay Swee Siong is a multi-media sculptor exploring different materials and practices into art assemblages. He is an alumnus of NAFA and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He holds an MA in Contemporary Practice from University of Huddersfield (UK) and BA in Art from Curtin University of Technology (Australia). Swee Siong participated actively in art exhibitions and has created community floats and large floats for Chingay 2022/2023.
Residents translated their visions into a myriad of shapes, each telling a unique story. These thoughtfully crafted forms, ranging from dynamic plastic flowers to intricate string art and mesmerising windmill creations, automata flower designs and the captivating allure of acrylic ball unfolded as a vibrant tapestry of expressions. As the elements converge, a mesmerising dance of pattern and dynamic movements unfolds.
Ride the Wind and Waves presented by West Coast Cluster
About Ride the Wind and Waves
Ride the Wind and Waves draws inspiration from the pioneers who arrived in Singapore a century ago by vessels, embracing the challenges on the sea, and contributing to the development of our modern city. The sculpture resembles a giant wave seen along West Coast, and surrounded by fishes, adorned with hand painted flowers on various sizes wood board and artistically decorated by the West Coast community.
The artwork symbolises the diverse perspectives on facing challenges. It reflects our collective journey to overcome difficulties and embrace hope for a brighter future.
About Artist Song Yan
Song Yan, a passionate multidisciplinary artist, explores societal dynamics through 3D art installations in the society. Her main goal is to use art as a bridge to reunite people together. Since clinching the Best Student Prize at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2021, she continues to practice as a professional artist. Some work that she had participated in are Candy Pops installation at Downtown East in 2021, Discover and Explore art installation at National Library Board in 2021 and Chingay Mini Float for Chingay 2022.
Using their creativity, residents embellished the wooden boards with an array of vibrant flower shapes. Adding a warm touch by using freehand painting and stencil dabbing techniques as guided by the artist. Residents also learnt from the artist how to place the wooden boards onto the waves and master colour combinations to ensure the painted wooden boards are positioned nicely.