Upcoming Events (आगामी कार्यक्रम)

    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 16 Feb 2019
    • Function Room, Trellis Tower, 700 Lor 1 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319773
    Registration is closed


    Dear MMS Members & NonMembers,

    MMS has been a proud participant of Chingay Parade since 2 years. We enjoy the rehearsals and put up a dazzling show each year. The parade is attended by the PM and President and relayed on TV multiple times after the parade.

    Check last few year's Chingay Parade videos here.

    We have been invited to participate in the award winning Indian Contingent this year which will be bigger and more fun. We will be a part of a larger troupe of many Indian participants and will be accompanying a float. The costumes and choreography will be done at a larger scale and will be more colourful.

    This year's theme is : The royal wedding of inter-ethnic cultures of the Indian community
    Main Parade Dates: 14th, 15th & 16th February 2019
    Costume Distribution: 7th January 2018
    Full Dress Rehearsal & NE Show: 19 January & 26th January

    Your rehearsals attendance is needed from 23rd November. Critical rehearsal dates are November and 5th January onwards until the parade.

    Please note:
    • Rehearsal venue would be PA headquarters (Off Jalan Besar, Little India) and F1 Pit Building
    • Each participant will be given a remuneration of 10$ per rehearsal (attended) to defray the travel cost after the parade.
    • Costumes will be given by PA. They need to be returned to PA after the parade.
    • If you are a member, you would need to renew your membership for 2019 in January 2019. Nonmembers would need to take up MMS Membership by January end. Membership taken in 2019 will be valid until March 2020. Kids below 12 don't need their own membership as long as one of their parents is a member.
    We invite you to participate in large numbers and integrate with the local diaspora.

    We specially invite youth between 7 and 21 years to participate. The participation certificate by Chingay will be helpful for you in your curriculum. MMS will also issue a separate certificate of participation indicating the # of rehearsal days attended as a contribution to a nonprofit cause.

    Please register your interest by 28th November 2018 and start attending the rehearsals.

    For any queries, please email feedback@mmsingapore.org with a subject as "Chingay 2019" or whatsapp Nalini @ +65-92957000.

    Thanks,
    MMS Karyakarini

    History of Chingay Parade

    Chingay is an annual street parade held as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. The word “Chingay” is derived from the Chinese term zhuangyi, meaning "the art of costume and masquerade". It originated in China's Fujian province, and refers to the decorated floats depicting religious and historical scenes that were carried on the shoulders of men. Originally a religious festival, it is believed that Chingay was brought to Penang by 19th-century Chinese immigrants. In Singapore, Chingay processions were known to have taken place in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. The modern Chingay parade was mooted by Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. After firecrackers were banned in 1972, he had the idea of holding a parade similar to those held in Penang. The noise of a parade could whip up the festive mood like the firecrackers, which was a Chinese New Year custom to drive away evil spirits. The first parade, organised by the People’s Association and the Singapore National Pugilistic Association was held on Feb 4, 1973. Early parades were held in the heartlands. In 1985, it was held for the first time in Orchard Road. In 1987, the parade featured its first foreign acts when The Straits Times sponsored four Japanese performers. Through the years, the parade has evolved into a national celebration, attracting local and international participants. 

    Source: Straits Times

Past Events

16 Dec 2018 MMS Heritage Walk 2018
06 Nov 2018 Marmabandhatali Thev Hi - MMS Diwali 2018 - A Natyasangeet & Classical Dance Programme
21 Oct 2018 MMS Marathi Plays 2018 - म.मं.सिं. बालनाट्य "कोण बनेल कवीराज?" व मराठी दीर्घांक "टॅक्स फ्री"
14 Oct 2018 MMS Dandiya & Bhondala 2018
13 Sep 2018 MMS Ganeshotsav 2018 - ONLINE BOOKING - Open until 11 Sept
07 Sep 2018 MMS Pedhe Making Workshop
25 Aug 2018 Je Je Uttam registration & audition - Ganeshotsav 2018
21 Aug 2018 Shravansari 2018 - Mangalagaur Games and Shravan Haladi Kunku Programme by MMS
19 Aug 2018 शब्दगंध‏ ऑगस्ट २०१८ - Shabdgandha August 2018
21 Jul 2018 Diwali 2018 - Auditions for Vocalists, Instrumentalists and Dancers
14 Jul 2018 शब्दगंध‏ जुलै २०१८ - Shabdgandha July 2018
21 Jun 2018 MMS Ganeshotsav 2018 - VividhaGunadarshan : Inviting Entries
17 Jun 2018 शब्दगंध - बाकीबाब - कवी बा.भ.बोरकर यांच्या काव्यनिर्मितीवर आधारीत कार्यक्रम
10 Jun 2018 Brain Workout - A Fun Holiday Workshop by MMS - Session 2
10 Jun 2018 MMS Marathi Play - Acting Auditions and Backstage Help Registration - Kids Play and Adults Play
03 Jun 2018 Brain Workout - A Fun Holiday Workshop by MMS - Session 1
09 May 2018 Indian Naval Ships Tour with MMS
01 May 2018 MMS Maharashtra Din Foodie Fun Day - Food festival, Cooking Competition and Drawing Competition
29 Apr 2018 MMS Marathi School Facilitators Briefing & Selection
28 Apr 2018 MMS Marathi Library - Volunteer Training Session
18 Mar 2018 MMS Gudhi Padwa 2018
03 Mar 2018 Holi Mela 2018 - Festival Of Colours (FREE ENTRY)
11 Feb 2018 MMS Sports Competitions 2017-18 - Badminton Tournaments
10 Feb 2018 MMS Sports Competitions 2017-18 : Bowling Tournaments
04 Feb 2018 MMS Sports Competitions 2017-18 : Chess Tournaments
03 Feb 2018 MMS Sports Competitions 2017-18 - Indoor Cricket Tournaments
27 Jan 2018 The MMS S P Jain EMBA Scholarships - Info Session
20 Jan 2018 MMS Sankrant 2018
14 Oct 2017 Chingay 2018 Headgear & Handprops, Creative Movable Structures, Face Painting/Makeup Workshops
10 Oct 2017 Invitation to enrol for "MMS Chingay Parade Performance 2018" participation
30 Sep 2017 MMS Dandiya & Bhondala 2017
28 Aug 2017 Je Je Uttam registration & audition - Ganeshotsav 2017
25 Aug 2017 Ganeshotsav 2017 - ONLINE BOOKING
08 Aug 2017 Shravansari - Mangalagaur Games and Shravan Haladi Kunku Programme by MMS
17 Jul 2017 Inviting Ganapati Paintings by MMS Members
15 Jul 2017 MMS Picnic 2017 - Bintan
22 Jun 2017 Theatre ETC (Empathy Teamwork Communication) Workshop for Kids
18 Jun 2017 Swaragandha Vocal & Instruments Auditions for MMS Seniors 2017
10 Jun 2017 Swaragandha Vocal & Instruments Auditions for MMS Juniors 2017
21 May 2017 सुयोग निर्मित रहस्यमय नाटक 'तीन पायांची शर्यत' सिंगापूरात
07 May 2017 २०१७ मोठ्यांचे मराठी नाटक : निवड चाचणी - कलाकार, बॅकस्टेज सहाय्यक आणि तंत्रज्ञांना निमंत्रण
01 May 2017 महाराष्ट्र दिन आनंद मेळावा - खाद्योत्सव व खेळोत्सव (Food Festival & Family Fun Fair) !
22 Apr 2017 MMS Marathi School Facilitators Briefing session & Auditions
22 Apr 2017 MMS Marathi Library - Volunteer Training Session
15 Apr 2017 मराठी शाळा पालक माहिती सत्र
02 Apr 2017 गुढीपाडवा २०१७
19 Mar 2017 Holi Mela 2017 - Festival Of Colours (FREE ENTRY)
19 Feb 2017 Annual General Meeting 2017
10 Feb 2017 Chingay Parade 2017
04 Feb 2017 Tuze Geet Ganyasathi - MMS's Musical Tribute to Mangesh Padgaonkar
22 Jan 2017 MMS Sports Competitions 2016-17 - Indoor Cricket Tournaments
15 Jan 2017 MMS Sports Competitions 2016-17 - Badminton Tournaments
08 Jan 2017 शब्दगंध‏ जानेवारी २०१७ - Shabdgandha January 2017
22 Dec 2016 Invitation to enrol for "MMS Chingay Parade Performance 2017" participation
20 Nov 2016 MMS Sports Competitions 2016-17 : Chess Tournaments
19 Nov 2016 MMS Sports Competitions 2016-17 : Bowling Tournaments
15 Nov 2016 Volunteering for a social cause (Food Bank)
06 Nov 2016 दिवाळी आनंद-मेळावा - बालनाटक 'सळो की पळो', फन-फेअर आणि चित्रकला स्पर्धा
23 Oct 2016 MMS Marathi Play - माकडाच्या हाती शॅंपेन
22 Oct 2016 Shridhar Phadke in a Twin Concert - Geet Ramayan & Fite Andharache Jaale
16 Oct 2016 MMS Presents "In Conversation With Swanand Kirkire"
15 Oct 2016 कोजागिरी साहित्यसंध्या - साहित्यिक विशेष‏ : शब्दगंध ऑक्टोबर २०१६ | Shabdgandha October 2016 - Kojagiri Evening with a Literature Reading by Established Authors from India
09 Oct 2016 MMS Dandiya & Bhondala 2016
05 Sep 2016 गणेशोत्सव २०१६ - Ganeshotsav 2016
20 Aug 2016 शब्दगंध‏ ऑगस्ट २०१६ - Shabdgandha August 2016
14 Aug 2016 Marathi Compering Auditions 2016
14 Aug 2016 Je Je Uttam registration & audition - Ganeshotsav 2016
13 Aug 2016 Santvani - Abhangs & SemiClassical Music from Maharashtra - By MMS & SIFAS
31 Jul 2016 नाटक व बालनाट्य - कलाकार निवड व कार्यकर्त्यांना आवाहन
17 Jul 2016 अतुल परचुरे यांचा एकपात्री प्रयोग : एक परचुरीत
10 Jul 2016 Vividha Gunadarshan - Ganeshotsav 2016 - Enter your participation interest
25 Jun 2016 MMS Acting & Direction Workshop by Pratima Kulkarni (18yrs & Above)
24 Jun 2016 MMS Kids' Theatre Workshop by Pratima Kulkarni
18 Jun 2016 शब्दगंध‏ जून २०१६ - Shabdgandha June 2016
11 Jun 2016 सर्जनशील लेखन कार्यशाळा आणि ऋतुगंध २०१५ समितीचं कौतुक
29 May 2016 Swaragandha Vocal & Instruments Auditions 2016
21 May 2016 MMS Kids' Summer Outing 2016
14 May 2016 शब्दगंध‏ मे २०१६ Shabdgandh
10 Apr 2016 Pt Shounak Abhisheki in An Exclusive Evening Baithak (Classical)
10 Apr 2016 Gudhi Padwa 2016 - Swarabhishek - Shounak Abhisheki's Semi Classical & Natya Sangeet Concert
03 Apr 2016 शब्दगंध‏ एप्रिल २०१६ आणि ख्यातनाम भाषाशास्त्रज्ञ डॉ रमेश धोंगडे यांच्या समवेत गप्पागोष्टी
02 Apr 2016 RHYTHM & ROOTS - A Showcase by Maharashtra Mandal (Singapore) at the SIFAS Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance 2016
25 Mar 2016 Holi Mela 2016 - Festival Of Colours
06 Feb 2016 संक्रांत हळदी कुंकू‏ व घरगुती वस्तू वापरून विज्ञान
31 Jan 2016 MMS Sports 2016 - Badminton Tournaments
24 Jan 2016 MMS Sports 2016- Bowling Tournament
10 Jan 2016 वाचनालय दिवस: "बारा गावचं पाणी" - सुनंदन लेले यांचा कार्यक्रम
17 Oct 2015 दूर देशीही नांदे, माझी मराठी आनंदे - बाल गोपालांसाठी मराठी स्पर्धा
27 Sep 2015 Rang Majha Vegala Sugam sangeet
17 Sep 2015 गणेशोत्सव २०१५ - Ganeshotsav 2015
15 Aug 2015 Concert by Pt Kaivalyakumar Gurav - 15 August, Saturday.‏‏
08 Aug 2015 SG50- MMS Walk
11 Jul 2015 Picnic 2015 Kluang Farms
17 May 2015 MMS Kids' Art Workshop
02 May 2015 UTSAV SG50
24 Apr 2015 Indian New Year Celebration 2015 LISHA HEB
18 Apr 2015 सर्जनशील लेखन कार्यशाळा (Creative writing workshop)
05 Apr 2015 Blood donation drive 2015
22 Mar 2015 गुढीपाडवा २०१५
01 Feb 2015 MMS Sports 2015 - Badminton Tournaments
25 Jan 2015 MMS Sports 2015- Bowling Tournament
29 Nov 2014 Meet the Bikers
22 Oct 2014 Diwali Prabhat
13 Sep 2014 कलामहोत्सव २०१४
29 Aug 2014 गणेशोत्सव २०१४

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