The Vietnam National Music, Dance and Vocal Theatre will represent Vietnam at the Chingay Parade to be held in Singapore on February 27-28.

Chingay 2015 will be the biggest and grandest festival in the Chingay history from 1973 with the number of tourists to enjoy the coming Chingay to be doubled to at least 80,000, Ang Hak Seng, Chief Executive Director of the People’s Association, told media on January 14.

The two-hour programme will be conducted by 3,000 parade volunteers and 11,000 volunteer performers. A total of 1,000 performers from 19 international contingents from 15 countries and territories in Asia, America, Africa, Australia and Eurasia will be part of Chingay 2015 to celebrate Singapore’s golden jubilee.

Ang told the Vietnam News Agency’s Singapore-based reporter that Chingay 2015 will be joined by “very good friends from Vietnam to come and show with us the unique culture of Vietnam”. He said Vietnam’s participation in Chingay 2015 will help promote not only the relationship between Singapore and Vietnam but also the understanding between people of the two countries.

The relationship between the People’s Association of Singapore and the Vietnam Fatherland Front has gone from strength to strength and the two organisations have recently signed an MoU, which sees cooperation in training, he added.

“Through this training, we hope to build ties between young leaders in the future of Singapore and Vietnam,” he stressed.

At least 30 international media, including TVs, print and online media as well as wire agencies, including the Vietnam News Agency, have been invited to cover Chingay Parade Singapore 2015.-VNA