1. Chinese New Year reunion dinner at Syeun Hotel Ipoh

1. Chinese New Year reunion dinner at Syeun Hotel Ipoh

It was an evening of joy and much revellery among family and close friends during the mass reunion dinner hosted at Syeun Hotel Ipoh on Chinese New Year’s Eve.

2. The Legendary 8 Immortals

2. The Legendary 8 Immortals

3. time to lou sang (prosperity toss)

3. time to lou sang (prosperity toss)

 4. prosperity toss by the family of Syeun Hotel Director Ms. Maggie Ong

4. prosperity toss by the family of Syeun Hotel Director Ms. Maggie Ong

Hosted for the eighth consecutive year by the hotel, yesterday’s “family reunion dinner” saw family members coming from all corners of the world to observe age-old tradition of getting together for a once-a-year reunion to welcome the Spring Festival.

5. The Legendary 8 Immortals again

5. The Legendary 8 Immortals again

 6. celebration of Spring Festival

6. celebration of Spring Festival

7. umbrella dance

7. umbrella dance

In these modern times, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get together. Even though technology has made the world somewhat borderless, there is nothing like being together, even for just one meal, one festive season.

8. fan dance

8. fan dance

9. duckling

9. duckling

10. stage performance continues

10. stage performance continues

Getting together over good food, Syeun Hotel Ipoh’s reunion dinner is unlike any other offered by restaurants in town because it takes the joyous occasion a couple of notches higher, when all these families celebrate together as one.

11. entertainment throughout the evening

11. entertainment throughout the evening

12. scene from ancient China

12. scene from ancient China

13. talented children rule the stage

13. talented children rule the stage

There is nothing better than performing the symbolic “prosperity toss” simultaneously with numerous families. Good things must be shared, as the saying goes.

14. energetic song + dance

14. energetic song + dance

15. oldies

15. oldies

16. The Moon Represents My Heart

16. The Moon Represents My Heart

Moreover, every dinner table received two complimentary family photos courtesy of the hotel. It’s not always the whole family can be together, so that’s an added bonus!

 17. talented group from Ipoh

17. talented group from Ipoh

18. note the elaborate costumes

18. note the elaborate costumes

19. dragon dance by Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association

19. dragon dance by Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association

The reunion dinners at Syeun Hotel Ipoh are always fun-filled, with entertainment and stage performances on the get-go. This year’s highlights were The Legendary 8 Immortals, 5 Gods of Prosperity and appearance of the dog mascot that symbolises the arrival of the Year of the Dog for 2018.

20. dragon dance by Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association

20. dragon dance by Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association

21. Eight Gods of Prosperity

21. Eight Gods of Prosperity

22. sketch

22. sketch

While visiting every table, the Gods of Prosperity distributed angpows (red packets) to signify the spread of wealth and good fortune to all diners. Heng ah! Ong ah! Huat ah!

23. children love Lao Fu Zi

23. children love Lao Fu Zi

 24. the dog mascot makes an appearance for Year of the Dog

24. the dog mascot makes an appearance for Year of the Dog

25. God of Prosperity spreads wealth and good fortune

25. God of Prosperity spreads wealth and good fortune

These are definitely good reasons reunion dinners are better celebrated out of the home, don’t you think so?

26. distribution of angpows to diners

26. distribution of angpows to diners

27. thank you Chai Sen Yeh

27. thank you Chai Sen Yeh

 28. Huat ah!

28. Huat ah!

Check out what transpired during the Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion extravaganza at Syeun Hotel Ipoh last evening.

29. May the Year of the Dog bring us much happiness and fortune

29. May the Year of the Dog bring us much happiness and fortune

30. at Syeun Hotel Ipoh Grand Ballroom

30. at Syeun Hotel Ipoh Grand Ballroom

31. guests with The Legendary 8 Immortals

31. guests with The Legendary 8 Immortals

How was your reunion? I hope you, too, had a wonderful time. Perhaps you want to book a table or two at Syeun Hotel Ipoh next year.

Event: Mass Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner
Venue: Syeun Hotel Ipoh
Date: 15th Feb, 2018
Time: 7.30pm

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