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Chingay Parade CNY 2014

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Chingay Parade CNY 2014

We will be visiting Singapore next January 31st and February 1st, 2014 and need help in choosing the best luxury hotel from which to view the fireworks . Also, like you did... we would love to attend the Chingay Parade. Do you have to buy tickets (like the parade for carnival in Rio) and if so where is the best place to obtain tickets? Also, is it safe to go to Chinatown at night for festivities is you do not speak the language?

HELP!!! Thank you so much for any suggestions you have!

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1. Re: Chingay Parade CNY 2014

The Chingay Parade 2014, is schedule to be on 15 & 16 February 2014 (To Be Confirm / TBC)

Keep a Look out for updates on this Website (currently down until further updates)

Website: www.chingay.org.sg

And U get the ticket from Sistic (Rate depend on which category U are purchasing)

This is the Price for 2013:

https:/…app_208195102528120

They hold the 2013 Chingay at the F1 Pit Building area, the Luxury Hotel in that area for a good view would be Ritz Carlton Hotel with Room that face Temasek Avenue / ECP (However, it might just be block view; except for the firework) OR Marina Bay Sand Hotel - room With Singapore Flyer View.

Cheers

Edited: 29 July 2013, 22:45
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2. Re: Chingay Parade CNY 2014

Also, is it safe to go to Chinatown at night for festivities is you do not speak the language?

===> U can visit Chinatown until late like 12midnite (When CNY Festive Celebration end or before the last MRT Train depart).

No worries about not speaking Mandarin Anywhere in Singapore. We understand English as that is first language in school. Even if U were to met some chinese staff from another foreign country who does not speak English (Not alot cos they have to face alot of tourist there), they will also have another local nearby who understand English :D

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In Singapore, the last thing you need to worry about language barrier. Virtually non existent since everyone knows at least a little english. Even the foreigners who work here, they speak english as well. So no worries.

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4. Re: Chingay Parade CNY 2014

Thank you so much for your help. Checked out the websites you suggested... Chingay.org is up but unfortunately information about the Chingay Parade 2014 is not available at this time. Plan to book a room at the Ritz Carlton tomorrow per your suggestion, but, not clear if I should request a Marina Bay View or a room facing Temasek Avenue for the best view of the fireworks.

Also, we would sincerely appreciate it if you could recommend 10 "MUSTS" to do or see as this will probably be our only opportunity to ever visit Singapore and our time is limited.

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5. Re: Chingay Parade CNY 2014

Thank you so much for your help. Checked out the websites you suggested... Chingay.org is up but unfortunately information about the Chingay Parade 2014 is not available at this time. Plan to book a room at the Ritz Carlton tomorrow per your suggestion, but, not clear if I should request a Marina Bay View or a room facing Temasek Avenue for the best view of the fireworks.

Also, we would sincerely appreciate it if you could recommend 10 "MUSTS" to do or see as this will probably be our only opportunity to ever visit Singapore and our time is limited.

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6. Re: Chingay Parade CNY 2014

I would suggest U book a Hotel that is reasonably price within ur Budget & instead of looking at it from hotel (Which is not a good Idea - Can't see much - cos U are about 600m from the Main Parade venue with the Flyover blocking U - that Y I mention "block view")

And purchase the Ticket to the Parade from www.sistic.com.sg (When ticket are available)

Better to save the $$ traveling around in style with Taxi when U are tired from visiting all the attractions :D Taxi is cheap in Singapore compare to US :D

Pan Pacific Hotel is another Hotel U could consider, it is just behind Ritz Carlton Hotel with renovated room & rate that is affordable. Best thing, u dun have to worry about transport after the parade, cos U just need to walk back to hotel :D......

Carlton Hotel (Premier Room (New Wing)) would be another good options, as the City Hall MRT Station is just a 2min walk from Hotel; this is good for U to get anywhere conveniently using Public Transport like our MRT (Subway / Metro in US term). Above City Hall MRT is the Raffles City Shopping.

U can check rate & book here:

http://www.asiatravel.com/singapore.html

There are alot of Must Do in Singapore, But If U have to choose; I suggest the following:

(They are Not in any particular order) And am sure others will tell U their Opinion of Must do too.

(1) Gardens by the Bay + MBS Skypark + Light and Water Show

(2) The Merlion Park

(3) Singapore Zoo / RiverSafari

(4) Chinatown (Check - Sri Marimman Temple + Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum + Pagoda Street for the Singapore Souvenir (Many shop for U to choose & buy from). Can do Lunch at the Nearby Chinatown Complex food Centre on Smith Street - 2nd floor

(5) Singapore Botanical Garden + The National orchid Garden in the middle of The Garden

(6) Jurung Bird Park

(7) Little India (Go Shop in the 24hr Mustafa Centre - U can buy anything under 1 Roof)

(8) Orchard Road (Go walk down Singapore Famous downtown Shopping district)

===> U start from Orchard MRT Station & walk till Plaza Singapura - Can be done from morning 10.30am till 2pm - with Lunch in btw at any of the Mall).

(9) Bugis Village - Go shop here for any teenage stuff or Singapore Souvenir (U get those in Chinatown too)........And follow by a Nice Local meal at the Albert Centre Hawker Centre - at the end of the small Bugis Village by Queen Street

(10) Asian Civilisations Museum - If U like to check out atleast a Museum in Singapore, I highly recommend this - U can check their website for the exhibition during Ur visiting date.

U got more choice of Must Do in the link below & also the website to the various attractions I had listed above:

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i36764-Singapor…

Enjoy

Edited: 31 July 2013, 10:15
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7. Re: Chingay Parade CNY 2014

Chingay is a different event from the fireworks for Chinese New Year. The fireworks happen on the eve of CNY and will be visible from a hotel facing Marina Bay, such as the Fullerton Bay. Chingay, as Me^On has indicated, will be a little later.

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8. Re: Chingay Parade CNY 2014

Hi

just asked the Passion Chingay Club on Facebook and their answer was:

Hi Andrea! Chingay 2014 will be held on Friday, 7 & Saturday, 8 February 2014 at the Singapore F1 Pit Building. Should you have furthee enquiries, do contact us at PA_SCENE@PA.GOV.SG! Thank you for your interest!

This year it was 2 weeks after CNY eve... and the dates appeared very late on the Internet as well as there were wrong dates too...

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