Together with other bloggers, we are invited to the Chingay Parade 2010 by Singapore Tourism Board. The theme for this year parade is ImaginEast (东方奇想). This is also the very first time Chingay is paraded in the F1 Pit Building, beside Singapore Flyer. I thought the Pit Building is a good venue choice because it is near the sea, it gets breezes blowing to the land in the night. The Pit Building is divided into 3 sections, with parade starting from blue to red and lastly yellow. Spectators should also come dress according to the color section they are seated in.
A little background on Chingay Parade. This year is the 37th consecutive year Chingay has been run. Chingay used to be a celebration in Penang during Lunar New Year season, with men carrying Chinese decorated floats on their shoulders, dancers, jugglers and magicians entertain the crowd. It celebrates a beginning to a new year. But Chingay is introduced to Singapore in the 1972 as an substitute activity for the banned firecrackers during the festive season.
This year Singapore Christmas light-up is themed “A Christmas All Decked Out”. Three Christmas icons namely Santa, reindeers and snowmen are given designers makeovers and all decked out in haute couture. The first Christmas light-up started in 1984 (the year I was born). So this is the 26th year running.
The decoration in Orchard road is divided into three zones, the blue zone covering from Tanglin Mall all the way to Shaw Center, the orange zone covers from Ion Orchard all the way to Heeren and lastly the red zone covers from Orchard Building till the end of Orchard Road.
Want to win yourself a pair of F1 Rocks tickets for Friday, 25th September 2009 worth S$390? 24seven is giving out 2 pairs of F1 Rocks tickets for Friday, 25th September 2009 to 2 bloggers. The concert on Friday features stars like ZZ Top, No Doubt, Simple Minds and N*E*R*D.
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The Go the Extra Mile for Service (GEMS) movement today unveiled a new logo to symbolized GEMS Up, the next phrase of Singapore’s service journey which aims to take service delivery to a higher level over the next three years.
GEMS Up is the second phrase of this national movement represented by five agencies, SPRING Singapore, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University (ISES) and the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC).