1. lion visits and blesses the Grand Ballroom

1. lion visits and blesses the Grand Ballroom

With two pairs of ferocious lions and a fiery dragon dancing to the rhythm of clashing cymbals and banging drums, Syeun Hotel Ipoh ushered in the Year of the Earth Dog on the third day of the Lunar New Year.

2. inside the administrative office

2. inside the administrative office

3. in the office of Syeun Hotel Director Maggie Ong (L)

3. in the office of Syeun Hotel Director Maggie Ong (L)

Joining in the annual celebration were the proprietors, business partners, associates, management, staff, guests and well-wishers.

4. the lions get ready to enter Garden View Coffee House

4. the lions get ready to enter Garden View Coffee House

 5. guests are delighted to see the lion

5. guests are delighted to see the lion

As in the past few years, yours truly also partook in the joyous event and witnessed the lion and dragon dance performances by international champion troupe from Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association.

6. one of the four lions

6. one of the four lions

7. the lion is about to spread some good fortune

7. the lion is about to spread some good fortune

It is a tradition for Syeun Hotel Ipoh, a premier hotel in the city, to usher in the Lunar New Year in such grand fashion on the third day of Chinese New Year, at 1pm. Mark this in your calendar if you would like to witness the festivity live.

8. lion blesses the reception counter

8. lion blesses the reception counter

9. good wishes from the lions to the hotel

9. good wishes from the lions to the hotel

The lions visited every business area of the hotel, including its Grand Ballroom, Garden View Coffee House, Sales Office, reception counter and lobby.

10. the dragon makes an appearance

10. the dragon makes an appearance

11. dragon dance performance

11. dragon dance performance

The animals also chased away whatever negative qi (energy) that lurked around. This is to ensure that the hotel enjoys flourishing business throughout the year.

12. setting off firecrackers

12. setting off firecrackers

13. lions pay homage to the deity

13. lions pay homage to the deity

The hour-long celebration wrapped up with long pink firecrackers being set off. Pīlipālapīlipāla….

14. group photo of hotel management and staff

14. group photo of hotel management and staff

Event: 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration
Venue: Syeun Hotel Ipoh
Date: 18th Feb, 2018
Time: 1pm

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