As part of this year’s Chingay Parade, a section of Orchard Road will be closed between 7pm and 10pm on the evening of 1 March for a street carnival. The main Chingay parade will take place on 27 and 28 February.
At the carnival, visitors can interact with Chingay performers and climb atop some of the 13 floats on display. The event will be attended by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife. Admission to the carnival will be free.
1,500 local and international performers such as street buskers, cosplay artistes and cultural troupes from 13 countries, will be at the carnival. A special sing-along session for visitors will be held in front of Paragon shopping mall, where visitors will be able to belt out familiar National Day songs such as Chan Mali Chan, Di Tanjong Katong, and Home alongside 2,000 community singers.
About 100,000 “We Love SG” flowers made of recycled plastic bags will be given out to visitors for them to exchange among one another, as a symbolic show of good wishes for Singapore’s Jubilee year.
Fireworks will commence at 9.30pm above the civic plaza in front of the Wisma Atria shopping centre.
Four lanes along Paterson Road and two lanes along Orchard Boulevard, next to Ion Orchard, will also be closed for the floats to enter the carnival. The road closures will be from 5.30pm on March 1 to 2am the next day.