Chingay 2013 in Singapore. The 41st Chingay Parade and this year's theme is "Fire In Snow".
Yes, there were hundreds of woks filled with flames lining the entire parade route, and "foam" snow during the finale.
As usual, plenty of colorful, energetic, people of all ages in the parade. This year 10,000 in the parade and 150,000 spectators on hand.
Chingay is the largest annual parade in Southeast Asia. Some liken it to Mardi Gras or Carnival.
It's a multi ethnic celebration celebrating the end of the Chinese New Years celebration.
Chingay is roughly translated as "Masquerade".
It's a two day event so we'll return tonight for more and hopefully some better pictures.
Plenty of performers hanging around before the big parade begins.