Last year was my first Chingay; a giant Streetparade, a bit like the Carnival de Rio de Janeiro. We bought tickets and it was a fantastic experience.
This year we decided not to buy tickets, but go to the festivalarea some hours before the show would start, hoping to catch some of the 8.000 (!) participants in their costumes.
We got more then we expected: we had three hours of photo-ops up-close-and-personal!!!
Wow, or as they say here: Whao....!
It was great; so many people dressed up so gorgeous, funny, colorfull. The make-up, hairdo's, jewelry, costumes, glitter....
Also the Floats (what we call 'praalwagens' in Dutch) were impressive.
Share this experience it with me by going through the following pics.
Some were already posted on my FB, a few in a mail, but many of them I did not publish yet.
Hundreds of cheerleaders are present to make the more then 100.000 spectators go crazy and participate in clapping, cheering, singing, etc