Chingay Celebrations 2015

Apr 07, 15 Chingay Celebrations 2015

The Chingay celebrations were so exciting this year! My teachers told us it was because Singapore would be turning 50 years old this year. 50 years old is special. It means that Singapore has been independent for 50 years! Wow! Imagine that!

All Primary 3 students were treated to the Chingay NE Show on Saturday, 14 February 2015. I was told that Frontierers are privileged to have a chance to view this as not all schools are given this opportunity.  We met in school that day and left with our teachers for the parade. It was so exciting because we had never watched the Chingay Parade before. My friends and I were so thrilled that we chatted animatedly all the way to the F1 Grandstand. Our teachers were equally excited and we all looked forward for a great time at the parade.

Waiting eagerly for the bus to arrive.

Waiting eagerly for the bus to arrive.

Waiting patiently for our turn to enter the grandstand.

Waiting patiently for our turn to enter the grandstand.

Finally at the Grandstand!

Finally at the Grandstand!

At the parade, there were dazzling displays of colour and lighting with a lot of music and singing. There were many large, brightly lighted floats with gracing the track in the middle of the grandstand. Performers on the floats danced and sang, and we waved wildly and cheered for them. I loved the dance performances the most! We all joined in the singing when we knew the songs. The excitement in the air was wonderful. There were students from many different Primary and Secondary schools too, all joining in to celebrate the multi-cultural performances and displays. Here are some pictures we took!

Colourful costumes donned by performers.

Colourful costumes donned by performers.

Dancing and singing!

Dancing and singing!

With my teacher

With my teacher

We were participants as well!

We were participants as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had never seen Singapore as such a wonderful mix of different people and cultures. The memory of the Chingay parade will be etched in my mind forever. I feel proud to be a Singaporean! We were very tired that day and many of us slept in the bus journey back. However, if you were to ask us if we want to do this again, the answer is a big “YES”! We would never want to miss this!

Thank you, teachers, for giving me this opportunity to watch the Chingay Parade.