The northern lights, Chingay-style

Sembawang residents had a truly close encounter yesterday with this year's Chingay celebrations. The Chinese New Year Float was one of 11 that plied roads in the north. The Chingay @ North 2016 celebrations were in Sembawang GRC, passing through Wood
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Sembawang residents had a truly close encounter yesterday with this year's Chingay celebrations.

The Chinese New Year Float was one of 11 that plied roads in the north. The Chingay @ North 2016 celebrations were in Sembawang GRC, passing through Woodlands, Sembawang and Yishun.

Other activities during the celebrations included Chinese New Year-themed handicraft workshops, an LED Chinese dragon dance, a wushu display and getai performances.

There will be six more Chingay events in the heartland till end-March. The previous edition of Chingay @ North was held in 2011.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 28, 2016, with the headline 'The northern lights, Chingay-style'. Print Edition | Subscribe