I remember celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival last year at Yau Tet Shin Bazaar at the Perak state-level celebration. This year’s celebration was totally different. I was at Ipoh Parade shopping mall, where a Mid-Autumn tang lung (lantern) making competition was organised.
Organisers and sponsors of the event included Perak Hock Kean Kong Hoey, Persatuan Anxi Ipoh Perak, Chung San Old Boys’ Association, Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association, Lion Ipoh Parade Sdn. Bhd., Gaharu Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Omni Grouping, Syuen Hotel Ipoh, Pertubuhan Foto Imej Perak and Perak Art Society.
This Mid-Autumn lantern making competition, which is an annual affair, received about a hundred entries, not only from within Perak, but also other states as well. The quality of entries, I must say, was exceptional – the judges must have had a tough time deciding on the top three winners.
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