Chingay floats were coming into the heartland and we decided to bring the kids to have a look.
Central was bustling with activities. There's a concert but seriously not for kids. We were down at about 8 pm but the floats didn't turn up till close to 9ish.

Meanwhile we watched the lion dance and the dragon dance with fiery fire shows. We were just round the barricade so the kids got a real good view.

However, our little man didn't quite have much courage to face the loud sounds.
Not to mention what happened when the highlight of the concert appeared - the longest firecracker dragon. Though Abel was wailing away, Keziah was surprisingly calm and enjoyed every bit of it. However, the firecrackers were really explosive with dust and smoke clouding the place that we had to move her out.

Chingay Firecracker dragon from Joan on Vimeo.

The long wait for the floats finally was rewarded with the arrival. The kids' first encounters with floats!