February 27, 2010

MCA Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) Chinese New Year 2010 open house


The multi-racial crowd from all walks of life came together on Thursday 25th February 2010 to celebrate the Chinese New Year open house held by MCA Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS).

MCA PJS chairman Dato’ Donald Lim Siang Chai played host to more than 500 well-wishers who turned up for the event, also attended by Petaling Jaya Barisan Nasional component leaders and community leaders.

The event was held for the first time at the open car park in front of the MCA PJS office in Jalan 8/1D, Petaling Jaya.

Visitors were served buffet dinner and entertained by an exciting lion dance performance.



For prosperity: MCA Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) chairman Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai (in red batik shirt) tossing yee sang with his guests at the Chinese New Year open house.


One for the album: MCA Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) chairman Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai (centre, in red batik shirt) with his guests posing for the cameras after the tossing of yee sang.
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The lion dance entertaining guests at the MCA Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) Chinese New Year 2010 open house.


The lion dance performance to usher in good luck and prosperity.


The lion dancers in action.


An exciting show by the three lions showing off their skills.


The three lions couched over the oranges to peel away the skin.


Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai receiving a plate of mandarin oranges from the lion.


Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai giving an ang pow packet to the lion.


Colourful confetti flying through the air to celebrate the Chinese New Year.


Federal Development Officer Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou, who is also MCA Petaling Jaya Utara (PJU) chairman greeting guests as he arrives at the open house.


Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai giving ang pow packets to his guests.


The halal food is served buffet style.


Guests were served a variety of mouth-watering dishes.
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February 26, 2010

Roaring tiger dance cheer @ The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur


A thrilling tiger dance performance bring cheer and excitement to the crowd of shoppers at The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday 21st February 2010.

This being the lunar Year of the Tiger, it was befitting of The Gardens Mall management to bring with it an exciting tiger dance performance that had the crowd captivated by the tiger dance performers’ dangerous stunts of jumping and balancing from pole to pole to the deafening beat of drum, gong and cymbals.

Tiger dances, like the lion dances, are performed during Chinese New Year to bring good luck, prosperity and a successful year; and to drive away bad luck and spirits.



The tiger troupe from Subang Hong Teck Lion Dance Association performing at the main concourse of The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur.


The ferocious look of the tiger. It sure look like the real tiger.


If you take a closer look, both the tigers have a special Chinese character 王 (pinyin: Wáng) stylized on the forehead which means "king". To the Chinese, the tiger is the king of the jungle.


The two dancing tigers and the smiley face Buddha in a monk's robe bring joy, happiness, prosperity and good luck.


The tigers dance to the sound of drum, gong and cymbals.


The two tigers danced their way into the hearts of the crowd of shoppers.


The tiger dance is visually striking.


The tiger in a playful mood with the smiley face Buddha dressed in a monk's robe.


One of the dancing tigers leaping on the high poles as the crowd of shoppers watch in awe.


The tiger demonstrating its agility and balance on high poles.


The graceful and majestic acrobatic peformance of the tiger.


One of the tigers leaping from high poles onto the "Tiger Bridge".


The two tigers mesmerized the crowd with their acrobatic stunts.


After landing onto the "Tiger Bridge" both the tigers showed off their supremacy.


The two tigers put up a stunning performance.


The two tigers interacting with each other on the "Tiger Bridge"


The acrobatic movements of the tiger dance mimic those of actual tigers.


The pair of dancing tigers with its striking colours and ferocious look.


One of the tigers unveil a scroll with auspicious words to bring good tidings for the new lunar year.


The tiger passes the scroll to the smiley face Buddha.


The tiger handing out mandarin oranges from its mouth to children ...


... and adults as well.


The smiley face Buddha giving out mandarian oranges to the crowd.


A beautiful Datin Tania (right) with her two pretty daughters and a relative posed for a photograph after watching the exciting tiger dance.


Attractive and cheerful Sonia in a striking pose.
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February 25, 2010

High pole lion dance wows the crowd at The Weld, Kuala Lumpur


The Kwong Ngai Lion Dance Troupe with two lions performed at the lower ground floor of The Weld shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur during the lunch hour on Tuesday 23rd February 2010 amidst the loud sounds of dashing cymbals, gongs and Chinese drums.

The gravity-defying lion dance on high poles wowed the large crowd of shoppers and lunch-hour office workers from nearby offices who watched the energetic lion performed spectacular acrobatic stunts leaping from pole to pole accompanied by the rhythmic beating of drum, gongs and cymbals.

The Kwong Ngai Lion Dance Troupe has won numerous competitions for their acrobatic feats and skills in lion dance performances. Their achievements include winning the champion title in the 2004 World Lion Dance Competition held in Wuxi, China and the 2006 Taiwan International Lion Dance Competition held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Lion dances are performed during Chinese New Year to bring prosperity and good luck and to drive away bad spirits.

The lion dance show is one of the festive activities presented by The Weld to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Tiger.



Fascinating: The lion dance troupe in action at the event.


The lion leaping from pole to pole to the beat of drum, gongs and cymbals.


The lion dance performance, a traditional Chinese cultural dance that ushers in prosperity and good luck while warding off bad luck.


The crowd were captivated by the lion dance dangerous stunts of jumping and balancing from one pillar to another, several metres in the air.


Gravity-defying lion dance on high poles.


Its more exciting to see the lion dance when they jump on to poles.


The lion sitting on top of poles.


The lion with its graceful and majestic acrobatic performance.


The lion unfurls a red scroll with the message "everthing goes smoothly". Well, let us all look forward with confidence and anticipation for a happy and prosperous new year.
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The lion getting ready to jump off the pole.


The two lions entertained the shoppers with their antics.


The two lions playing a game of football with a pomelo.


A mother with her child receives a mandarin orange from the lion 's mouth.
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A lion handing out mandarin oranges from its mouth.


The lion throwing mandarin oranges into the crowd from its mouth.
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The Weld's Head of Property Management Annie Chan posed with the two "southern" lions after its graceful and majestic acrobatic performance.
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