1. Usher in the Year of the Boar with positive blessings

1. Usher in the Year of the Boar with positive blessings

It’s the tradition of Syeun Hotel Ipoh to usher in the Lunar New Year and celebrate it in grand style on the 3rd lunar day and 2019 is no exception.

2. the lions have arrived

2. the lions have arrived

3. heading to the kitchen

3. heading to the kitchen

International champion troupe from Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association brought in four lions and a golden dragon, putting up a flawless lion & dragon dance performance, to the delight of hotel guests and members of the public who were at the venue to join in the festivity.

4. staff of Syeun Hotel Ipoh pose with the lions

4. staff of Syeun Hotel Ipoh pose with the lions

5. blessing the Admin/Sales & marketing office

5. blessing the Admin/Sales & marketing office

The presence of the fierce “animals” amidst the banging of drums, clashing of cymbals and crackling of firecrackers was to chase away whatever negative qi (energy) that dared lurk at any corner of the premises.

6. at the pulse of the business, with Puan Fadillah (in red) of Majlis Pengetua Sekolah Malaysia

6. at the pulse of the business, with Puan Fadillah (in red) of Majlis Pengetua Sekolah Malaysia

7. Mr Andy Yan and Ms Elena Phor in front of their specialty tea store

7. Mr Andy Yan and Ms Elena Phor in front of their specialty tea store

As you know, this is just a Chinese belief or superstition; in actual fact, we just needed an excuse to CELEBRATE! Boy, Syeun Hotel certainly did it in grand style!

8. blessing the Garden View Coffee House

8. blessing the Garden View Coffee House

9. sharing prosperity and abundance with guests

9. sharing prosperity and abundance with guests

Joining in the annual celebration were the proprietors, business partners, associates, management, staff, guests and well-wishers.

 10. “plucking the greens” ritual (cai cheng) at Garden View Coffee House

10. “plucking the greens” ritual (cai cheng) at Garden View Coffee House

11. “plucking the greens” ritual (cai cheng) at main lobby

11. “plucking the greens” ritual (cai cheng) at main lobby

The first pair of lions went prancing around the hotel, blessing, in particular, business areas of the building, paying great attention to the Sales & Marketing office, because that’s the most important department! Let’s not forget the kitchen, of course, Garden View Coffee House, and business outlets on the ground floor.

12. hotel director Mr Yan (R), Ms Elena Phor (second L), their family and friends with the good luck platter received from the lions

12. hotel director Mr Yan (R), Ms Elena Phor (second L), their family and friends with the good luck platter received from the lions

13. golden dragon dance

13. golden dragon dance

Guests and well-wishers had a fun time when four lions started “throwing” mandarin oranges at them. It’s an interesting ritual akin to distributing wealth. May we be blessed with a prosperous year ahead! Gong Xi Fa Cai, Xin Nian Kuai Le!

14. the celebration wraps up with a group photo of hotel directors, management and staff

14. the celebration wraps up with a group photo of hotel directors, management and staff

Event: 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration
Venue: Syeun Hotel Ipoh
Date: 7th Feb, 2019
Time: 1pm

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