|Channel News Asia article, 7 Jan 16|
According to media reports: "Themed “Lights of Legacy, Brighter Singapore”, the annual Chingay Parade will be held on Feb 19 and 20 at the F1 Pit Building in the Marina Bay area. Featuring 8,000 performers and 50 parade contingents, it is set to be the biggest ever full-scale illuminated show in the parade’s 44-year history."
During Chingay 2011, there were also plans involving 4,000 sky lanterns. Although the sky lanterns were apparently not intended for release, comments by those who attended suggested that many were indeed released.
We can only hope that the People's Association will indeed do their best to make sure none of the 8,000 'Sky Lanterns' escape into the sky.
PA's response on their facebook page, 8 Jan 2016.
PA's response to questions and comments by the public on their post about the 'Sky Lanterns', 8 Jan 2016.
PA's reply to an email by Olivia Choong shared by her on facebook.
TODAY's article on the event "The People’s Association also organised about 2,000 volunteers to double up as Keep Singapore Clean Ambassadors, who encouraged the visitors to keep the park clean." So that's good!]
|Photo from TODAY, 22 Feb 2016.|
- Chingay 2016’s 8000 balloons not meant to be released into the sky The Online Citizen 8 Jan 16;
- 8,000 lanterns to light up the sky at Chingay 2016 This year’s parade will feature sky lanterns, a 66-metre “flying” LED dragon, aerial performances and the biggest full-scale illuminated show ever performed in Chingay. Shivaanan Selvasevaran Channel NewsAsia 7 Jan 16;