Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

Ipoh Chin Woo folk dance troupe

With MCA Perak Vice Chairman Dato’ Lee Chee Leong as guest-of-honour, the 28th Malaysia National Chinese Chinwoo Carnival and International Chinwoo Wushu & Cultural Carnival 2013, in short “Carnival”, was opened in a colourful fashion.

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

parade-in of contingents

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

raising of the Chin Woo Carnival flag

The Carnival was declared open by President of Federation of Chin Woo Association Malaysia, Mr. Tan Bee Seng.

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

all 24 contingents

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

drum performance “Drum of Commandant” by Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Association

Once the formalities were over, a rousing Chinese drums and cymbals performance by members of Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Association, entitled Drum of Commandant, kicked off the night’s line up of entertainment.

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

mass lion and dragon dance performance

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

mass lion and dragon dance performance

That power-packed performance was followed by mass taichi, mass lion and dragon dance with thirty lions and two dragons, and Chinese folk dance, also by Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Association.

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

folk dance

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

mass wushu performance

Soon to follow was a beautifully choreographed mass wushu performance, a joint effort by members of Fellow Associates of Chinwoo Malaysia. The audience had a respite from the energetic line up of programmes with a choir performance by Sarawak Chinwoo Association.

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

mass wushu performance

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

choir by Sarawak Chinwoo Association

After three tracks, the programme picked up pace once more with a taekwondo demonstration by Perak State Taekwondo Association (GTS) and karate performance by Perak Shotokan Karate Union Malaysia, with an improvised brass band performance by SMJK(C) Sam Tet in between.

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

taekwondo performance by Perak State Taekwondo Association (GTS)

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

brass band performance by SMJK(C) Sam Tet, Ipoh

The lengthy ceremony wrapped up with a surprise martial arts performance by the Tianjin delegation, which left the audience on the edge of their seats.

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

karate performance by Perak Shotokan Karate Union Malaysia

Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony

group photo of Chin Woo delegates and participants

The Carnival is currently on-going and wraps up tonight. Refer to this post for the tournament schedule.

Event: Chin Woo Carnival Opening Ceremony
Venue: Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh
Date: 8th Aug, 2013
Time: 7.30pm

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