It was a joyous occasion as family and friends took the opportunity to reunite at Ipoh Parade over the weekend to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival.

 Fascinating Umbrella Dance performance by local dance students entertains shoppers in celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival at Ipoh Parade.

Fascinating Umbrella Dance performance by local dance students entertains shoppers in celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival at Ipoh Parade.

The celebration kicked off with a costume contest, which saw 21 kids dressed in their best for the Mid-Autumn Festival and catwalked their way to wow the audience and judges. Wilson Lee emerged as the champion with his unique attire which carried the theme of the Jade Rabbit from the Moon, as the legend has it. “My mum spent sleepless nights making the costume and I have surely made her proud,” remarked Wilson.

 Winners of the Mid- Autumn Fashion Contest in conjunction with Ipoh Parade’s  Mid-Autumn Celebration.

Winners of the Mid- Autumn Fashion Contest in conjunction with Ipoh Parade’s  Mid-Autumn Celebration.

The second day of the celebration started with about 100 pieces of creative handmade lanterns (both from on-site and off-site competitions) displayed at the atrium for judging which added to the festive ambience at the mall.
 

Dragon dance performance draws loud cheers and applause from the crowd.

Dragon dance performance draws loud cheers and applause from the crowd.

Some 33 children and their companions created lanterns with recycled materials at the mall’s main atrium during the on-site challenge which was jointly organised for the second year by Ipoh Parade alongside 15 Lions Clubs from Perak and Selangor.

Fun and interactive lantern-making using recycled items makes a great bonding time.

Fun and interactive lantern-making using recycled items makes a great bonding time.

Alan Thoo, Head of Marketing & Promotions for Ipoh Parade said, “We hope to instil in our shoppers the importance to reduce, reuse and recycle to protect our environment as a whole.”

At the end of the lantern-making competition, Ipoh Parade gave out some 500 free lanterns to shoppers while entertaining them with a fusion dance. A pair of LED Lions and a fire ball-chasing Dragon dance leapt into the mall accompanied by the thunderous drum beating and cymbal clashing.

This marked the start of the much-awaited lantern parade. Led by the lions, dragon and 7 Chinese fairies, shoppers joined in the fun walking around the mall with lanterns in everyone’s hand. The parade lasted for about 30 minutes.

To wrap up a memorable day, a series of 9 cultural dances which included the Traditional Fan Dance, Umbrella Dance and Ribbon Dance were performed on stage to entertain shoppers.

Organisers and participants take a group photo together towards the end of the Mid-Autumn Celebration at Ipoh Parade.

Organisers and participants take a group photo together towards the end of the Mid-Autumn Celebration at Ipoh Parade.

The celebration continued the following day with celebrity siblings Nick and Stella presenting their latest single during the meet-and-greet session which lasted for more than an hour.

“We are pleased the event has brought together family members and friends at Ipoh Parade,” said Lim Huey Tyng, Assistant Manager for Advertising & Promotions. “It was great that the festivities were enjoyed by all our shoppers,” she said.

Ipoh Parade Mid-Autumn Costume Competition
Champion: Wilson Lee Man Hin
1st Runner-up: Iris Cheng
2nd Runner-up: Kimberly Ng
Consolation prize winners:              
Eunice Chong
Hon Kar Syuen
Lew Zi Ning
Low Wei Qi
Leong En Yiu

Ipoh Parade x Lions Clubs Lantern-Making Competition 2019
Category A (10 – 12 years old)
Champion: Teh Ming Jun
1st Runner-up: Ng Zai Xuan
2nd Runner-up: Nur Fisya
Consolation prize winners:
Ong Jun Kit
Nooi Yong Yi
Wong Hao Yu
Susil Kumar
Kesaran A/L Siva

Category B (13 – 15 years old)
Champion: Neoh Soon Liang
1st Runner-up: Kok Chin Yuan
2nd Runner-up: Choo Yong Hong
Consolation prize winners:
Yong Xun Jing
Kiran Raj
Ng Xin Yi
Wong Xian Nee
Dinesh 

Off-site Category (Open)
Champion: Wong Xian Nee
1st Runner-up: Tan Bee Fong
2nd Runner-up: Hoo Wai Yean
Consolation prize winners:                            
Fing Ah See
Wong Ai Ye
Yee Ah Ean
Chow Weng Hoong
Choo Yong Hong

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