It is a brand new year again according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Day 3 of the Year of the fiery Rooster saw me joining in the hour-long celebration of Spring Festival at Syeun Hotel Ipoh.
It has become the tradition of Syeun Hotel, one of the premier hotels in Ipoh, to usher in the New Year in a grand fashion on the third day of every Lunar New Year, at 1pm. Do take note of this event if you wish to be part of the festivity next year.
As usual, the award-winning troupe from Ipoh Chin Woo Athletic Association provided two pairs of lions and a dragon to bless the hotel with better business in the year ahead.
According to legend, the presence of the ferocious lions and fiery dragon was also to chase away whatever negative qi (energy) lurking around, amidst the beating of drums, gongs and cymbals as loudly as possible. The din first began with the setting off of long, red firecrackers.
The lions “visited” the different business areas of the hotel, such as the management and sales offices, ballroom, coffee house, kitchen as well as lobby, showering blessings upon the staff and bringing good fortune to their work place.
The auspicious gathering was joined in by business partners and associates, as well as hotel guests who were at the right place at the right time.
While excited children trailed after the lions and dragon from floor to floor, the excitement level of their parents was just as high, scrambling for mandarin oranges that were distributed by the lions and dragon, symbolising good fortune.
Event: 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration
Venue: Syeun Hotel Ipoh
Date: 30th Jan, 2017
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