Vietnam joins Asia’s largest street festival in Singapore hinh anh 1A float at the 2018 Chingay Parade (Photo:
Singapore (VNA) – An art delegation of Vietnam joined the 2018 Chingay Parade celebrating the Lunar New Year in Singapore, which drew the participation of more than 6,000 performers.

The annual festival, held at the Formula One Pit building near the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel on February 23-24 and the China Town on February 25, is a highly-anticipated event and also the largest street performance and parade in Asia.

Mai Ba Hung, Deputy Director of HCM City Department of Cultural, Sports and Tourism and head of the Vietnamese delegation to the 2018 Chingay Parade, said that this is the third time that Vietnam has joined the event.

The Vietnam’s delegation wants to foster cultural exchange with Singaporean and international artists, as well as learn more experience to organise large-scale street festival in HCM City in the future.

Started in 1973, the Chingay Parade has become one of the major cultural events of Singapore.

This year, the event included a series of multi-ethnic cultural performances by local talents and international acts featuring decorated floats, along with a display of lights, lasers, pyrotechnic and firework display of host Singapore.-VNA