Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

1. Chinese New Year celebration at Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

It was a day of celebration and togetherness at Hotel Excelsior Ipoh when a lion dance troupe came by yesterday to put up breathtaking performances by two pairs of lions and a dragon.

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

2. Chinese New Year celebration at Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

3. hotel owners Mr. & Mrs. Kong Chee Choong along with General Manager Ron Low (2nd from left) receive blessings from the Legendary Monkey King

According to legend, the lion, amid the banging of drums and clashing of cymbals, chased away the man-eating monster, Nian.

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

4. hotel General Manager Ron Low with the God of Prosperity and fairies

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

5. some of the staff take a photo with the Legendary Monkey King

This Chinese mythology is still practised today and it is also Hotel Excelsior’s tradition to celebrate the Lunar New Year in this manner, with the owners, managers, staff, guests and public coming together to welcome the lunar new year.

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

6. lion dance performance on stilts

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

7. the Legendary Monkey King

An 88-foot long red firecrackers was also set off. The din created successfully drove away Nian and whatever evil spirits, if the drums and cymbals had not!

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

8. lighting of 88-foot long firecrackers

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

9. the lions bless Mr. & Mrs. Kong with good fortune and a refreshing start in the lunar new year

The hotel simultaneously hosted a lunch for special guests from Pertubuhan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan 1 Malaysia Perak (PPPJ1M) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

10. dragon dance in the lobby of Hotel Excelsior

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

11. dragon dance

The eighteen kids and their four guardians from this children’s home were treated to a scrumptious meal at the hotel’s Dulang Coffee House. Each of them also received an ang pow from the hotel owner, Mrs. Kong, to bless them with good tidings for the coming year.

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

12. Mrs. Kong distributes ang pow to all her guests from Pertubuhan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan 1 Malaysia Perak (PPPJ1M)

Chinese New Year celebration Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

13. special guests from Pertubuhan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan 1 Malaysia Perak (PPPJ1M)

Event: Lunar New Year Celebration
Venue: Hotel Excelsior Ipoh
Date: 12th Feb, 2016
Time: 11.30am

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