22 Jan '11, 2pm

Hola, amigo! See you at Chingay: FIESTA comes to Chingay 2011, with a Mexican contingent appearing for the first...

FIESTA comes to Chingay 2011, with a Mexican contingent appearing for the first time. On Saturday, contingent organiser Mrs Claudia Gonzalez de Villegas said at the Chingay Dress Reheasal press conference that her husband, the ambassador, will lead the country's parade contingent. Ambassador Antonio Villegas will be followed by his countrymen attired in native costume and tossing a burning ball with hockey-like sticks. Stiltwalkers and folklore dancers from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula will also participate. The Mexican delegation is the latest addition to the parade, as it becomes more international. This year, there will be flying dragons from Xi'an, China; gymnasts from Denmark; traditional dancers from Sri Lanka and Egypt; and cheerleaders from Taiwan. Read the full story in The Sunday Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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straitstimes.com 24 Jan '11, 1pm

Members of 501st Legion Singapore Garrison, in their Star Wars costumes, take part in the dress rehearsal of the Chingay p...