New Creation Church participated in the Chingay parade for the first time! In the lead-up to the parade, our church transformed a winning entry from a children’s art competition into a resplendent float, complete with a dazzling display of unique costumes. Titled “My Dream Realised”, the float was a highlight of our church’s participation in Chingay 2012.
Behind the scenes with our volunteers and performing contingent.
Held on 3 and 4 February 2012, Chingay 2012 was the 40th anniversary of the annual street and floats parade that showcases cultures from Singapore and around the world. Over 150,000 spectators, including President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, watched the parade live at the Pit Building near the Singapore Flyer. The event was also broadcast to millions of people around the world.
Our contingent making a splash:
Walking on water like Jesus!
On both nights, our 250-strong contingent staged a colourful and energetic item themed “Dream Realised” choreographed to our own original music! The performers danced their way along the night streets with brightly lit neon balls, and literally made a splash as they entered the 360-metre long waterway. Chingay 2012 culminated in a finale featuring our 80-metre rainbow balloon arch that signifies hope.
New Creation Church supporters at Chingay 2012!
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre),
Mr Yam Ah Mee (extreme right), Chief Executive Director of PA,
posing for a group picture with our volunteers.
As part of the festivities, the People’s Association (PA), the key organiser of Chingay, gave out awards to honour participating groups for outstanding displays and performances.
NCC presented with three awards for: Best Audience Contingent,
Most Popular Float and Outstanding Contingent Display
(for less than 300 performers)
Our church was presented with three awards for: Best Audience Contingent, Most Popular Float (determined by online voting), and Outstanding Contingent Display (for less than 300 performers)! Deacon Matthew Kang and some of our Chingay Committee members, were on hand at the special Presentation Ceremony hosted by the PA on 28 February 2012, to receive the awards on behalf of our church. We give all glory to Jesus for His goodness and unmerited favour!
Deacon Matthew Kang and some of our Chingay Committee members
at the Awards ceremony.
With them are
Minister Lim Swee Say (third from left), Mr Yam Ah Mee (in red shirt),
Chief Executive Director of PA, and
Mr Nah Juay Hng (extreme right),
Group Director (Networks) and Chairman of Chingay Parade, PA.