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Chingay 2014 to showcase Singapore's largest batik painting, works by local artistes

A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
A dance performance preview during the media conference to announce the highlights of Chingay 2014 on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
Volunteers knitting part of the tapestries using cloth from recycled T-shirts on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. They will be used for Chingay 2014 where the parade route will be decked with a batik painting, and a pair of tapestries – each measuring 360m
Volunteers knitting part of the tapestries using cloth from recycled T-shirts on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. They will be used for Chingay 2014 where the parade route will be decked with a batik painting, and a pair of tapestries – each measuring 360m long. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR
Chingay 2014 participants show part of the two hand-knitted tapestries, each 360m long, which will be featured in the parade on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. Singapore's largest batik painting will have 130 panels featuring flower motifs including Si
Chingay 2014 participants show part of the two hand-knitted tapestries, each 360m long, which will be featured in the parade on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013. Singapore's largest batik painting will have 130 panels featuring flower motifs including Singapore's very own national flower. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR

Spectators at next year's Chingay parade can look forward to seeing Singapore's largest batik painting.

Measuring 360m by 10m, the painting will have 130 panels featuring flower motifs including Singapore's very own national flower. The painting was put together by some 40,000 Singaporeans and new immigrants.

Chief executive director of the People's Association Ang Hak Seng said on Wednesday at a media conference that next year's parade opening will also involve the work of local artistes here.

For example, the opening song entitled "Paint with One Heart," will be composed by famous local music director Goh Kheng Long and poet Pan Cheng Lui. Mr Goh is the music director for renowned artistes like Wang Leehom and David Tao. Others like percussionist Riduan Zalani, last year's Singapore Youth Award recipient, will also be involved in co-creating the parade's opening.