Laughter of children and even adults reverberated throughout AEON Kinta City on Sunday, as shoppers were tickled by the many antics and performances in the first Perak largest clown gathering in celebration of Chinese New Year 2016.
During the celebration that was organised by Au Young Events and sponsored by AEON Kinta City, Ipoh, the almost ten clowns brought plenty of wholesome family fun to the shoppers and mall tenants.
The clowns certainly made a loud arrival, after performing a street parade, walking to the mall in their colourful clown costumes. Motorists, although caught by surprise, showed their support by waving, honking and flashing their headlights.
The day’s programme began at about 2pm with free balloon sculpture giveaways near the display of clown vehicles. At the same time, there were previews of magic tricks, unicycle demonstration, juggling and stilt-walking.
There was also a free balloon sculpting workshop where children and their parents learnt to make a poodle and a sword from balloons. Hah, now that they have the skills, they no longer have to wait for clowns to make these for them.
The highlight of the event was in the evening, when the clowns took to the stage to perform their tricks. For almost two non-stop hours, shoppers were kept in stitches as they enjoyed some good ol’ hearty fun provided by the clowns. I admit, I had not enjoyed myself this much!
Besides just clowning fun, there were side performances by William, who showcased his diabolo (Chinese yo-yo) skills as well as dancing by students from a local dance academy.
To wrap up this first Perak clown gathering which was organised to celebrate Chinese New Year 2016, the clowns, fellow entertainers, God of Prosperity and the Monkey King went on a walkabout around the mall, to bring cheer to its tenants and other shoppers who were unable to be present at the main concourse.
All in all, it was definitely a day to remember for those who were at AEON Kinta City, as they witnessed the first ever clown gathering in Perak.
I’m already looking forward to the next clown gathering, which I expect to be bigger and better.
Event: First Perak Clown Gathering to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016
Venue: AEON Kinta City, Ipoh
Date: 31st Jan, 2016
Time: 2pm – 10pm
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