Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

1. guests at Impiana Hotel Ipoh pose for a photo with the in-house God of Prosperity

The annual Chinese New Year celebration at Impiana Hotel Ipoh on the third day of the Lunar New Year was once again the highlight of the season for staff and guests of the hotel.

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

2. at The Bistro

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

3. at The Coffee House

It began with an energetic performance by a pair of lions, followed by a dragon, presented by world champion traditional lion and dragon dance troupe, Ipoh Chin Woo.

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

4. choy cheng at The Coffee House

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

5. at The Meeting Room 4

This year, the lions visited every nook and corner of ground and first floors of the hotel, including its basement.

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

6. General Manager Kamarudin Kassim looking for some prosperity in business

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

7. choy cheng at the Administration Office

It is believed that the din created by the loud banging of drums and clashes of cymbals, plus the presence of the ferocious lions would chase away any evil spirit that dare to lurk around.

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

8. Marcom Manager Chiam E-Fay receives good wishes from the lion

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

9. sharing the “gold” with guests

The lighting up of the 108-foot pink firecrackers was an upgrade from previous years, which was only 88 feet long.

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

10. choy cheng

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

11. dragon dance

Guests were then invited to partake in the “lou hei” (prosperity toss) of a specially prepared giant yusheng, decorated with the Chinese character for “goat” to usher in the Year of the Ram.

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

12. staff and management team of Impiana Hotel Ipoh

Impiana Hotel Ipoh Chinese New Year Celebration

13. time to lou hei!

The half-day celebration wrapped up with an hour-long Chinese orchestra performance by Simson Chinese Orchestra. The four-piece orchestra comprising the Yangqing, Erhu, Dizi and GuZheng, played Chinese New Year festive music.

Event: 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration
Venue: Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 21st Feb, 2015
Time: 10.30am

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