Chingay 2015 to be biggest and most 'youthful' display ever

Performers dance around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters. --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers dance around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters. --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers pose for pictures around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters.  --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers pose for pictures around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters.  --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers dance around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters. --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers dance around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters. --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers dance around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters.  --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Performers dance around the Singapore Trees of Hope as flower fairies and elves as the plans for Chingay 2015 are announced at the People's Association Headquarters.  --ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Next year's Chingay Parade is set to be the biggest and youngest one yet, with more than half of the 15,000 performers and volunteers aged below 35.

Last year the figure was only about 40 per cent of the 10,000 performers and volunteers, said Chingay 2015 executive committee chairman Nah Juay Hng.

During next year's parade, about 1,000 performers from the People's Association Youth Movement, will dress as elves and fairies, and turn the F1 Pit area into a giant enchanted forest as part of the parade's grand finale.

Titled "Trees of Hope, Singapore Dreams", performers will dance around 150 tree sculptures decorated with aspirations penned by Singaporeans.

Singaporeans can send their submissions to the Chingay website, said Mr Nah. "We want to involve Singaporeans from all walks of life for Chingay 2015."