PM makes their day at Chingay Night Fiesta

The Chingay festivities moved from downtown Singapore to the heartland last night as 2,000 performers entertained the crowds in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee joined 50,000 people at the Chingay Night Fiesta, which
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The Chingay festivities moved from downtown Singapore to the heartland last night as 2,000 performers entertained the crowds in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee joined 50,000 people at the Chingay Night Fiesta, which was also meant as a tribute to the pioneer generation. They walked along a route through the park, dubbed the Lights of Legacy Path, that was decorated with lanterns bearing illustrations by Singaporeans reflecting values such as racial harmony and social cohesion. Some of the lanterns were also held by performers. A half-hour performance and a fireworks display capped the night, after which everyone recited the national Pledge together. Mr Lee also handed a lighted boat to seven-year-old Teck Ghee resident Nathania Koh, symbolising the future generation's journey towards SG 100.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2016, with the headline 'PM makes their day at Chingay Night Fiesta'. Print Edition | Subscribe