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Appreciation lunch for Chingay's sponsors, leaders at Istana

Sponsors and leaders of this year's Chingay parade were invited to an appreciation lunch at the Istana on Monday.

SINGAPORE: Sponsors and leaders of this year's Chingay parade were invited to an appreciation lunch at the Istana on Monday.

Hosted by President Tony Tan Keng Yam, some 30 representatives from the different social sectors gathered at the event.

Dr Tan congratulated the participants for putting up a wonderful performance.

He also thanked the People's Association and its major partners, including the Singapore Totalisator Board and Singapore Tourism Board, and all donors and sponsors for their valuable contributions.

Dr Tan said next year will mark a milestone for Chingay as the parade will kick-start national celebrations of 50 years of nation building.

He hopes there will be strong support to make Chingay 2015 an even better, grander and a more memorable parade. 

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