Celebration to Welcome the Year of the Rat at Syeun Hotel Ipoh

the lions have arrived
the lions have arrived

Chinese New Year is the biggest and most significant event on the lunar calendar for the Chinese community. With celebrations spanning a total of at least 15 days, one of the most remarkable features of the festivities is the lion/dragon dance performance.

 lion blesses the business areas of the hotel
lion blesses the business areas of the hotel
the pair of lions enters the Sales & Marketing office
the pair of lions enters the Sales & Marketing office

According to its annual tradition, Syeun Hotel Ipoh ushered in a brand new business year with an hour-long stellar performance of double lion and a dragon by the international award-winning champion troupe from Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association.

 blessing the most important department of the hotel
blessing the most important department of the hotel
blessing the Garden View Coffee House
blessing the Garden View Coffee House

Hotel guests and members of the public joined in the festivity with the management and staff, to the delight of everyone.

the lions share blessings with well-wishers by tossing mandarin oranges
the lions share blessings with well-wishers by tossing mandarin oranges
“plucking the greens” ritual (cai cheng)
“plucking the greens” ritual (cai cheng)

The clashing of cymbals, banging of drums, crackling fireworks and prancing fierce ‘animals’ were believed to dispel negative energy, and at the same time, bring in positive vibes for a more profitable year ahead.

dragon dance performance begins
dragon dance performance begins
at the entrance of the hotel
at the entrance of the hotel

The pair of lions visited and blessed all the business areas of the premises, from the lobby to the offices, Garden View Coffee House, Grand Ballroom and even the kitchens.

management and staff of Syeun Hotel Ipoh pose with the dragon and lions
management and staff of Syeun Hotel Ipoh pose with the dragon and lions

Good fortune was also spread to well-wishers with the customary tossing of mandarin oranges by the pair of ‘lions’, evoking squeals of laughter among adults and children alike. Here’s hoping for a prosperous Year of the Metal Rat!! Gong Xi Fa Cai, Xin Nian Kuai Le! 恭喜发财!新年快乐!

Event: 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration
Venue: Syeun Hotel Ipoh
Add: 88, Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
Website: Syeun Hotel
Date: 27th Jan, 2020
Time: 12 noon

With love

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