Posts Tagged ‘Chingay 2009

Chingay 2009 is more like Disneyland?

February 14, 2009

A letter in the Straits Times Forum Page yesterday chided the organisers for a watered-down version of Chingay 2009 that was more like a Disneyland parade. The spirit of the traditional Chingay and Chinese New Year was sorely missing. Having watched Chingay 2009, I share his deep disappointment. At least one item was recycled from […]

Chingay 2009, review ticket policy

February 4, 2009

I’ve just seen the movie Seabiscuit – about a racing horse. One race day, the crowds came in their thousands to watch the horse Seabiscuit race but were locked out. Upset that the crowds were denied the chance to watch the race, the horse owner said, “You don’t have to be rich to watch this […]

Chingay 2009 – its commercial side shocks people

February 2, 2009

It’s scandalous that Chingay is now commercialised. To watch the performances we have to buy tickets which cost from $30 to $60 for the hour-long show. In the past the masses could watch for free. Going even back further, Chingay floats snaked their way to the housing estates. The annual Chingay is made possible by […]