Singapore, Singapore - Republic of
CHINGAY 28 PARADE IN SINGAPORE.
Performers on stilts entertain during the annual Chingay 28 parade in central Singapore Febuary 12. The parade, held during the Lunar New Year celebrations, has evolved over the years to become a multi-racial festival in which many groups and nationalities participate. The first Chingay parade was held in 1973, to make up for the ban of fireworks in Singapore.