Chin Woo international welcome dinner

Ipoh Chin Woo President, Dato’ Ooi Foh Sing, presents a fruit basket to guest-of-honour, Perak MCA Wanita Chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie, as a gesture of appreciation

A dinner was hosted by the Federation of Chin Woo Associations Malaysia to welcome delegates from Chin Woo Associations from other states in Malaysia and overseas. These delegates, who number over a thousand, are in Ipoh for 6D/5N to participate in the 28th Malaysia National Chinese Chinwoo Carnival and International Chinwoo Wushu & Cultural Carnival 2013, which are held concurrently.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

representatives from Malaysian and international Chin Woo delegations take a group photo with Ipoh Chin Woo board of governors and the night’s guest-of-honour, Datuk Heng Seai Kie

The two carnivals, which are currently on-going, are hosted by the Federation of Chin Woo Associations Malaysia, and organised by Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Athletic Association. The objectives are to promote and preserve wushu and Chinese culture, and to strengthen fellowship and the Chin Woo spirit among all Chin Woo Associations and members.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

the packed Ipoh Chin Woo auditorium

The dinner, held at Ipoh Chin Woo auditorium, also served as an ice breaker and a platform for Chin Woo brothers and sisters to network and socialise. Over these few days, Chinwoo Presidents and committee members will also have the chance to sit down together to exchange ideas. Overseas delegates will be taken on sightseeing tours in Ipoh and other nearby tourist attractions.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

delegates from Thailand

At the dinner, the welcome speech was made by Deputy President of Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Association, Mr. Ooi Boon Hoi. It was followed by speeches by Representative of Fellow Associates of Chinwoo Malaysia, Mr. Tan Chai Kie, and President of Federation of Chin Woo Association Malaysia, Mr. Tan Bee Seng. The formalities were wrapped up with a speech by guest-of-honour, Perak MCA Wanita Chairman, Dato’ Heng Seai Kie, and then Ipoh Chinwoo President Dato’ Ooi Foh Sing.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

delegates from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

The recurring theme was about the Chin Woo spirit, and the benefits of joining Chin Woo, which not only trains one to be physically fit and healthy but also builds mental strength. The virtues imparted to Chin Woo members include how to be a good person, like respecting the elders.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

Ipoh Chin Woo Secretary (English section) Ms. Ooi Siok Hoon (L) duets with Tiffany (R), a delegate from USA

Dato’ Ooi mentioned about the difficulties faced by delegates in making their way to Ipoh, as they were caught in the Hari Raya “balik kampung” exodus. Kudos to those who took the trouble to be here; Chin Woo Associations from Kedah, Penang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Kuantan, Sarawak, Sungai Siput (Perak), Tianjin and Shanghai (China), New South Wales (Australia), Singapore, Thailand, USA, Switzerland, among others. 24 contingents all together, including the troupe from Ipoh.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

wife of the President of Thailand’s Chin Woo Association delivers a Thai number

The dinner continued with a karaoke session, which saw delegates sportingly take to the mic, a birthday celebration for Swiss delegate Claudia Bammatter, and wrapped up with Gangnam-style group dancing.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

members of Ipoh Chin Woo, led by President Dato’ Ooi Foh Sing, render “Friends”

The 28th Malaysia National Chinese Chinwoo Carnival and International Chinwoo Wushu & Cultural Carnival 2013 will see over a thousand Chin Woo members participating in various competitions such as dragon and lion dance, wushu, drawing and calligraphy. Check THIS POST for the competition programme schedule. All competitions are held at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh. All are welcome and admission is free.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

July and August babies are invited on stage to join in the birthday celebration of Claudia Bammatter (in grey), a Swiss delegate, whose birthday is today

For further information on Chin Woo activities in Ipoh, 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.

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

a Gangnam-style group dance, with delegates from USA improvising on the lion dance

Event: Welcoming Chin Woo Delegates to Ipoh
Venue: Ipoh Chin Woo Hall, Ipoh
Date: 7th Aug, 2013
Time: 7.30pm

Chin Woo international welcome dinner

L-R: Ipoh Chin Woo Honorary Secretary Mr. Oon Peng Lam, wushu master Tan Chooi Eng and delegates from Switzerland share Claudia's birthday cake

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