Archive for January, 2012

Chingay Parade is an annual event held in Singapore showcasing floats & street performances from different culture. This year’s event was the second time I was able to get close & shoot the full dress rehearsal. The first event was on February 2011 and you can view my experience here. One can generally draw a quick & obvious comparison between last year & this year’s event.  One apparent difference is the use of water for this year’s theme. Somehow, the event designers proposed to flood the street enclosed with inflatable barriers. It was about an ankle-deep water stretched all throughout from end to end which made the performers drag their presentation. It was a bit uncoordinated, some fell, & a few left their waterproof footware floating as they proceeded to exit the area. Performers kick & splash water all over the place soaking me & parts of my equipment. The lighting was generally dark too, and I was hoping they had some reservations for the final performance. Overall, the message of the event was still conveyed, it wasn’t just as dynamic as the previous year. (more…)