Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

1. Ipoh Chin Woo Board of Governors with guest-of-honour Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan (second from right)

It’s the tradition of Ipoh Chin Woo to hold their Chinese New Year celebration on the evening of the third day of the Lunar New Year.

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

2. the lions ready for action

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

3. receiving ‘gold’ from the lions

With members scattered all over Malaysia and around the world, it’s a wise decision to fix a date that everyone will remember and easily plan their trip home to Ipoh. As you can see, it is not only a celebration for the Lunar New Year but also an annual gathering of members and friends.

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

4. a lion receives an angpow from Mr. Leong Kam Choy AMP

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

5. group photo of Ipoh Chin Woo Board of Governors with guest-of-honour Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan

This year’s celebration was especially meaningful for the association as on December 3, 2014, the Secretary of State in China has declared Chin Woo as a World Cultural Heritage.

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

6. Chinese cultural dance presentation

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

7. Chinese cultural dance presentation

Ipoh Chin Woo President Dato’ Ooi Foh Sing reminded guests that young members of the association are brought up well-disciplined to be useful members of society.

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

8. Ipoh Chin Woo President Dato' Ooi Foh Sing presenting a plaque of appreciation to newly-conferred awardee, Dato’ Ooi Boon Hoi (in pink)

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

9. during the eye-dotting ceremony of the new lotus dragon by sponsor Mr. Leong Kam Choy as his wife and Dato' Ooi Foh Sing look on

The evening also saw plaques of appreciation presented to newly-conferred Datukship, Dato’ Ooi Boon Hoi and to Mr. Leong Kam Choy AMP, who sponsored the new Lotus Dragon to Ipoh Chin Woo.

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

10. presenting a plaque of appreciation to Mr. Leong Kam Choy, who sponsored the lotus dragon to Ipoh Chin Woo

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

11. the new lotus dragon in action

The Lotus Dragon, after a symbolic “eye-dotting ceremony”, with the lights switched off, a group of women from Ipoh Chin Woo, some coming out of retirement, presented a special dance with the dragon. Yes, you read right. All the performers were female, except for the one who controlled the head of the dragon.

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

12. a family photo of sponsor Mr. Leong Kam Choy with the lotus dragon

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

13. tai chi presentation

As with past years, the celebration among members, friends and supporters ended with a joyous round of karaoke on stage.

Ipoh Chin Woo Chinese New Year Celebration

14. time for karaoke

To know about some of the classes offered by Ipoh Chin Woo, check out these posts on my blog: Traditional Chinese Dance Classes In Ipoh and Learn Kung Fu In Ipoh.

For further information, contact Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Athletic Association (Persatuan Sukan China Chinwoo Ipoh).
Add: 36, Jalan Hussein, 30250 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinates: N 04 35.346′ E 101 5.101′

Tel: +605-2544019 / +605-2415561
Fax: +605-2557303
email: iphcwoo@yahoo.com
Ipoh Chin Woo Website: HERE

Office hours:
Mon – Fri: 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Closed on Sundays and Public holidays.

Event: Ipoh Chin Woo 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration
Venue: Ipoh Chin Woo
Date: 21st Feb, 2015
Time: 7.30pm

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