Chinese New Year eve celebrations

Chinese New Year eve celebrations at Tow Boh Keong temple in Ipoh

The crowd was massive at Tow Boh Keong temple in Ipoh on the eve of Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year eve celebrations

lion dance

Surprisingly, given that Astro was in Ipoh for its live broadcast of Chinese New Year Countdown Festival at Kuan Yin Tong on the same night.

Chinese New Year eve celebrations

dragon dance

Besides praying for a better year ahead this Year of the Wooden Horse, devotees were treated to lion and dragon dance performance and fireworks display.

Chinese New Year eve celebrations

Tow Boh Keong Temple, Ipoh

Guest-of-honour, Y.B. Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan (MCA Secretary-General), was mobbed by the crowd when he distributed ang pow, known as ‘li xi’ (Mandarin) or ‘lucky money’. It is given to extend well-wishes to recipients during Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year eve celebrations

distribution of ang pow to all by guest-of-honour, Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan

Event: Chinese New Year Eve Celebrations
Venue: Tow Boh Keong Temple, Ipoh
Date: 30th Jan, 2014
Time: 11pm

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