Group A winners of Lantern Making Competition

Group A winners of Lantern Making Competition

Ipoh Parade provided a platform for the youth to showcase their creativity by organising, together with Lions Club Ipoh City, a Lantern Making Competition, where school children were invited to create lanterns out of recyclables.

Group B winners of Lantern Making Competition

Group B winners of Lantern Making Competition

The participants in the “green” lantern making initiative were divided into two groups: Primary School Students (Group A) and Secondary School Students (Group B).

group photo of lantern parade participants

group photo of lantern parade participants

With assistance from teachers and parents, the children learnt about the art of creating lanterns, as well as the importance of recycling, as they collectively kept the tradition of lantern-making alive in conjunction with Mid-Autumn Festival.

 lantern (tang lung) parade

lantern (tang lung) parade

For their effort, the winners in both groups walked away with cash prizes and winning certificates. Besides local school children, pupils from Zhongshan Chinese Primary School also joined in the fun by creating fifty lanterns.

Chinese cultural dance

Chinese cultural dance

In the evening, the children paraded around the mall, dazzling the streets with their handmade lanterns. The activity indeed reconnected the children and shoppers to their heritage roots of Mid-Autumn Festival.

lion dance performance

lion dance performance

Other side activities to celebrate the Moon Festival included lion dance demonstration, cultural dances and diabolo performance.

Chinese diabolo performance

Chinese diabolo performance

Event: Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Venue: Ipoh Parade, Ipoh
Date: 22nd Sept, 2018
Time: full day

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