THE CHINGAY PROCESSION, JOHOR BARU, 2014, 2013

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CHINGAY  真艺

The Chingay Parade is an annual street parade held in Malaysia and Singapore in celebration with the birthdays of the Chinese deities or the procession of the Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin)   as part of the Chinese New Year festivities. The term Chingay itself originated from the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia, which is a phonetic equivalent of both the Chinese words “真艺” which means “true art” in the Penang version, and “妆艺”, which means “a decorated miniature stage” or float in the Singapore version.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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CHINGAY IN JOHOR 2014

2014 甲午年 柔佛鼓古庙众神出游 绑神 & 出銮 by Junfrent

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虔誠善信以激昂的心,扛起五幫神明步行8.5公里,一路“興啊!發啊!”,重現新山老城區的風華美麗。
感天大帝出遊時,負責護駕的新山客家公會游神工作人員搖擺神轎,善信心緒再度激昂。

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破百万,申世遗(1-Million People @ JB Chingay 2014) | Facebook

Feb 17 – Feb 20 – ‎Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru

破百万,申世遗(1-Million People @ JB Chingay 2014 Chinese New Year in Johor Baru (JB) are unique as they do not end with Chap Goh Meh, the 15th day 

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CHINGAY IN JOHORE 2013

Finally, the videos…

Chingay 2013 Johor Bahru – Annual Parade of Deities from 柔佛古廟 JB Old C…

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SUNDAY, 3 MARCH 2013
11.55PM

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Click on the link for photos: Johor Bahru Chingay Parade 2013

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Johor Bahru Chingay Parade 2013.

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CHINGAY IN SINGAPORE

Chingay 2013 Singapore – Indian Item

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Snake Kingdom at Chingay

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Friday, Mar 01, 2013

SINGAPORE – When it comes to a street festival, nothing in Singapore comes close to the annual Chingay parade. And this year, too, it did not disappoint.

Themed Fire In Snow, the two-day parade was held at the Formula One Pit Building on Feb 22 and 23. A record number of 10,000 volunteer performers put on a glittering show along the 360m F1 race track, all dressed in colourful costumes with elaborate make-up and accompanied by visually-striking floats.

The Indian contingent was outstanding. Led by the People’s Association’s Narpani Pearavai, Indian Activity Executive Committees and Indian Dance Ensemble, the contingent consisted of about 250 volunteer performers, that included school students, and a 12m float.

The Indian segment was titled Raja Naga Jothi (Snake Kingdom), symbolising the Year of the Snake (according to the Lunar Calendar), and was a dazzling display of vibrant colours, music and dance.

– See more at: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20130301-405637.html#sthash.MqHrrPUD.dpuf

Chingay 2013
Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: TNP, ST)

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If you have the time, watch this! It is more than 2 hours long….

Chingay at Heartlands (2nd March 2013)

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SATURDAY, 2 MARCH 2013
11.58 PM

We enjoyed ourselves tonight! What about you?=)

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And this concludes chingay heartland @ CCK and Hong Kah North! Be sure to catch the next chingay heartland @ Moulmein-Kallang next Sat! Cya there~!(:

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We are checking in @ Chua Chu Kang! The crowd is simply phenomenal here! We are anticipating the floats in 30 mins time! We are also screening live via our website~ Like and Share~ 😀

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IT WILL BE SOME TIME, MAYBE A LONG TIME, BEFORE WE GET REPORTS OR PHOTOS OF THE CHINGAY IN JOHOR BARU.

IN THE MEANTIME, WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO FROM CHINGAY 2013 IN SINGAPORE.

Bukit Panjang’s longest eco dragon at Chingay 2013

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CHINGAY JOHORE 2013

Chingay Map 2013.

Credits to Jey (thank you!)

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NST

02 March 2013| last updated at 12:11AM

JB comes alive for Chingay fest

By Sarah Rahim and L. Suganya
CROWD-PULLER: It is one of the most anticipated events for city residents and tourists, write Sarah Rahim and L. SuganyaTHE Johor Baru Chingay festival that is celebrated on the 21st day in the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar attracts thousands of people annually.Although most Chinese end their Chinese New Year celebrations on the 15th day with Chap Goh Meh, devotees of the Old Temple in the city centre organise a parade called JB Chingay.This year, the event is celebrated this evening.
……….The parade will be led by the Johor Tiong Hua Association.Its secretary-general, Lim Ceen Koon, said each clan had a responsibility to take care of its deity and prepare him for the parade.”Each of the deity was brought to Johor by the ancestors of the clan members in the 19th century.”The kangcus (river heads) prayed to the deities for a safe journey to Malaysia.”As gratitude, all the kangcus celebrated Chingay.

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The huge crowd at the Chingay festival in Johor Baru last year. File pix

Read more: JB comes alive for Chingay fest – General – New Straits Times http://

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· about an hour ago
The Chingay Parade map

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Kee Seng Chong Today marks the 1st day which is the ‘Deities invited out of the temple’ frm Jln Trus to the Deities’ Square at Jalan Abdul Rahman Andak. This pic is the 3rd deity in the Chingay parade, under the excellent care of the Hakka clan. Actual Chingay is tmr nite. Sunday late morning marks the ‘Deities return to the temple’, which is the final day. See you all at the parade tmr nite! Huat ah!

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Malaysia – Chingay Procession (about Johore)

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Penang Chingay

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THE CHINGAY PROCESSION, JOHOR BARU
To be held on 27 February 2013

Organizers: Anyone found wearing shirts that do not belong to the Chingay team will be asked to leave. If they don’t, help will be sought from the police.

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THE FIRST TIME I WATCHED CHINGAY IN PENANG, I WAS A LITTLE BOY OF ABOUT TEN.

My most memorable recollection was of the giant flags that were carried and passed around from performer to performer.

 CHINGAY (GIANT FLAGS) PERFORMANCE, PENANG, MALAYSIA
Click on the link:     http://youtu.be/b1CissP5Eos

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關聖文化宮 Kun Seng Keng shared a link.

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2013 關聖宮幕後花絮 KSK behind the scenes 关圣宫幕后花絮 2013

2013 關聖宮龍獅團舞獅幕後花絮 ksk kun seng keng muar johor lion dance behind the scenes preparations before actual performance 关圣宫龙狮团舞狮幕后花絮 2013 馬來西亞關聖宮 马来西亚关圣宫

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WHILE WAITING FOR REPORTS ON THE CHINGAY PROCESSION IN JOHOR BARU, YOU CAN ALWAYS WATCH THESE VIDEOS OF THE CHINGAY FESTIVAL IN SINGAPORE, ENTITLED FIRE IN SNOW.

Chingay Parade Singapore

A Joyous Celebration

The Chingay Parade is a traditional Chinese New Year procession that has grown in recent years to become a massive street parade, boasting a stunning array of dancers, street floats, jugglers, percussionists, lion and dragon dancers, clowns and acrobats, among others.

The parade has its origins in China, where processions of a similar ilk were held for two weeks after the Lunar New Year to welcome the season of spring. The name “Chingay” was coined from its Hokkien dialect equivalent, meaning “the art of costume and masquerade”, and is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1973, when the first parade was organised.

Chingay Parade Singapore – YourSingapore.com

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Singapore Chingay Parade 2013

Chingay 2013 – Fire in Snow

Chingay 2013

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NST

25 February 2013| last updated at 08:02PM

Chingay parade marks grand celebration

By Peggy Loh
ONCE a year, roads will be closed and traffic will be at a virtual standstill in Johor Baru.Public transport will be rerouted and many businesses will close early.Schools will dismiss afternoon sessions early for students to get home quickly so that they can join the throng who will converge in the heart of the city.If you are familiar with the Lunar New Year celebrations in JB, you will know that this is all about the Chingay parade, an annual tradition that has been kept in this city since the 1800s without interruption, except during the Japanese invasion in 1942.

Read more: Chingay parade marks grand celebration – Johor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/chingay-parade-marks-grand-celebration-1.223961#ixzz2M061DJhq

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CONFUSION REIGNS.
WHO DO YOU LISTEN TO?

Johor Baru Old Chinese Temple committee chairperson, Lim Kang Yong: No Bersih or anti Lynas teeshirt!

Chief Coordinator, Yap Yuan Ming: Not true!

Malaysiakini

No ‘yellow and green’ ban for JB Chingay do
1:29PM Feb 24, 2013

Organisers of the Johor Chingay procession are offering different opinions about whether t-shirts expressing opposition to the Lynas rare earth refinery or support for the Bersih 2.0 movement can be worn by event spectators.

While the Johor Baru Old Chinese Temple committee chairperson Lim Kang Yong said that the public are discouraged from wearing such apparel, the event’s chief coordinator Yap Yuan Ming said that this was not true.

No ‘yellow and green’ ban for JB Chingay do

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“The association chief Lim Ik Kim was a former MCA assemblyman in the 1980s. He is a nice guy, but I don’t think he should infuse political elements into the association,” he said

Free Malaysia Today

‘Chingay organisers being autocratic’

Leven Woon | February 23, 2013

Johor DAP chief Boo Cheng Hau urges the organisers in JB to stay apolitical

PETALING JAYA: Johor DAP chief Boo Cheng Hau today hit out at the organisers of the JB Chingay parade for banning participants from wearing yellow or green t-shirts at the rally.

“How can you deny the people’s right to express themselves in a peaceful and colourful manner? This is autocratic,” he said.

Boo said the ban again shows that the Johor Bahru Chinese Association, which manages the JB Ancient Temple that is organising the parade, is becoming increasingly pro-government.
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Netizens vent their frustration

Meanwhile, the move has also angered netizens, with the administrator of facebook page ‘Jingbao Jingbao’ saying: “The organiser might as well ask all of us not to come.”

“The procession was first founded by the people. Now the people are not given freedom to wear what they want.

“If the organising committees think they are superior, they might as well carry out the procession themselves,” said the adminintrator.

‘Chingay organisers being autocratic’

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THE CHINGAY PROCESSION, JOHOR BARU
To be held on 27 February 2013

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Located at downtown Johor Baru and flanked by modern skyscrapers, the old temple is a place of worship and a symbol of unity among five Chinese dialect groups namely Teochew, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka and Hainan.                   

It is managed by the Federation of Johor Chinese Associations, which is an umbrella body of Johor Chinese NGOs and often deemed as a group that is sympathetic to the BN government.

In the press conference yesterday, the NGO has announced that the parade will be launched by Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman (right), MCA president Chua Soi Lek, Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Chai Xi and representatives from the Tourism Ministry.

Johor temple parade bans Bersih and anti-Lynas tees

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http://www.nst.com.my/latest/pm-declares-johor-chingay-procession-a-cultural-heritage-1.45559

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Malaysiakini

‘The ban is laughable and sad’

However, he said Pakatan leaders can only enjoy the programme without having the chance to speak on stage.

NONECommenting on this, Bersih steering committee member Wong Chin Huat questioned the organiser for the double standards applied to the rakyat and BN politicians.

“Why do you allow the politicians to talk politics while banning the rakyat from wearing the shirts?” he asked.

He said it is the people’s right to decide what to wear and the temple cannot stop them.

Himpunan Hijau chairperson Wong Tack (left) said although he has no clue about the organiser’s background, the ban is “laughable and sad”.

“Apparently the green power has given such pressure to certain people, I appreciate the recognition,” he said.

Johor temple parade bans Bersih and anti-Lynas tees

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Anyone found wearing shirts that do not belong to the Chingay team will be asked to leave. If they don’t, help will be sought from the police.

Malaysiakini

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Johor temple parade bans Bersih and anti-Lynas tees

The annual Johor Chingay procession, which was declared a national cultural heritage last year has stirred a hornets’ nest for banning participants from wearing Bersih and anti-Lynas T-shirts for the parade this year.

The Chingay, better known as the Parade of Deities, is organised by the historic Johor Baru Old Chinese Temple annually, and this year’s on February 27.

Temple committee chairperson Lim Kang Yong at a press conference yesterday declared the ban, drawing widespread criticism from netizens and sparking a hot debate particularly among the Johor Chinese community.
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He said though the dressing guideline is only for the parade team, the organiser hopes that people who wish to attend the event can also follow the advice.

“Last year we also received information that a group of participants wanted to wear the shirts, but we managed to persuade them not to do so through a special channel.

“This is only a parade of deities, we should avoid any political elements,” he said.

Labelling the internet critics as ‘Pakatan cybertroopers’, he said he is unperturbed by the negative comments.

“We don’t want anyone to sabotage our parade or come here to advertise,” he added.

Johor temple parade bans Bersih and anti-Lynas tees

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Free Malaysia Today

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Johor temple parade bans Bersih and anti-Lynas tees

The annual Johor Chingay procession, which was declared a national cultural heritage last year has stirred a hornets nest for banning participants from wearing Bersih and anti-Lynas T-shirts for the parade this year.

The Chingay, better known as the Parade of Deities, is organised by the historic Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple annually, and this year’s on February 27.

Temple committee chairperson Lim Kang Yong at a press conference yesterday declared the ban, drawing widespread criticism from netizens and sparking a hot debate particularly among the Johor Chinese community.

Johor temple parade bans Bersih and anti-Lynas tees

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2 Responses to THE CHINGAY PROCESSION, JOHOR BARU, 2014, 2013

  1. Albert Yap says:

    Huat ah ! Heng ah !!!

  2. Pingback: LIVESTREAM: THE CHINGAY PROCESSION, JOHOR BARU 2016 | weehingthong

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