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.