From Trash to Treasure: The Art of Recycling

About 60 participants presented their handmade lanterns by reusing recycled materials to create beautiful pieces of art while celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall last Saturday.

Lantern with the title “Tear of the Ocean” won the hearts of the judges in the Off-site Category, is a creation by Chow Weng Hoong.
Lantern with the title “Tear of the Ocean” won the hearts of the judges in the Off-site Category, is a creation by Chow Weng Hoong.

Husband and wife, Chow Weng Hoong and Leong Chye Yee won first and third prize in the off-site category lantern making competition with their uniquely created lanterns in the shape of a turtle and peacock, respectively by reusing materials like used egg cartons, soft drink cans, straws, etc.

Mother and daughter, Yeong Yin Wan and Hooi Yong Yi, 11, have been participating in the lantern making competition organised by Ipoh Parade for the past three years. They recycled onion tunic, used gloves and plastic hose to create the Minnie lantern which won themselves the consolation prize in Category A.
Mother and daughter, Yeong Yin Wan and Hooi Yong Yi, 11, have been participating in the lantern making competition organised by Ipoh Parade for the past three years. They recycled onion tunic, used gloves and plastic hose to create the Minnie lantern which won themselves the consolation prize in Category A.

Meanwhile, mother and daughter Yeong Yin Wan and Hooi Yong Yi, who have been taking part in Ipoh Parade’s events all these years were glad that the Mid-Autumn Festival was successfully held this year amid the recovery phase of the Movement Control Order (RMCO) fighting the pandemic.

They participated in the on-site contest and won themselves a consolation prize in Category A.

A collaboration between the mall and 9 Lions Clubs from Perak, this on-site and off-site lantern making competition, aimed to educate the public to reduce, reuse and recycle while unleashing their creativity through making lanterns. “We wish to inculcate amongst the public a sense of care for the environment by reducing trash that is harmful to the environment; reusing whatever that is in good condition and recycling discarded items,” remarked Alan Thoo, Head of Marketing & Promotions for Ipoh Parade.

On-site participants at the Ipoh Parade and Lions Clubs jointly organised lantern making competition.
On-site participants at the Ipoh Parade and Lions Clubs jointly organised lantern making competition.

The Champion for Category A (10 – 12 years old), took home RM495 in cash and prizes while the Champion for Category B (13 – 15 years old), won RM545 in cash and prizes. The Champion for the off-site category, walked away with RM545 in cash and prizes.

Ipoh Parade also treated shoppers with an array of activities which included the much-awaited LED Lion Dance, Chinese arts & crafts plus Dance Along sessions.

The LED Lion Dance performance at Ipoh Parade’s Mid-Autumn celebration has always been the most popular and long-awaited occasion.
The LED Lion Dance performance at Ipoh Parade’s Mid-Autumn celebration has always been the most popular and long-awaited occasion.

Lim Huey Tyng, Ipoh Parade Assistant Manager for Advertising & Promotions congratulated all winners, and thanked the participants for supporting the event as well as adhering to the mall’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in ensuring its success.

Lions Clubs that collaborated with Ipoh Parade included Lions Club of Ipoh Centennial, Lions Club of Ipoh Central, Lions Club of Ipoh City, Lions Club of Cameron Highlands Hillview, Lions Club of Kinta, Lions Club of Ipoh Mandarin, Lions Club of Ipoh Heritage, Lions Club of Ipoh Athes and Lions Club of Ipoh Vintage.

Winners List:
Category A (10-12 years old)
Champion – Mak Qin Xuan
1st Runner-up – Teh Ming Jun
2nd Runner-up – Choy Shun Luan

Consolation prizes:  
– Hooi Yong Yi
– Cho Yong Xin
– Chong Yong Lin
– Lim Wen Feng
– Ng Zhi Chin

Category B (13 – 15 years old)
Champion – Ng Xin Yi
1st Runner-up – Kok Chin Yuan
2nd Runner-up – Woo Mei Shan

Consolation prizes:
– Wong Xian Nee
– Lim Xin Hui
– Khor Jier Wen

Category C (Off-site)
Champion – Chow Weng Hoong
1st Runner-up – Law Kim Yen
2nd Runner-up – Leong Chye Yee

Consolation prizes:  
– Wong Ai Yen
– Tham Wan Jing
– Teh Ming Hing
– Teh Ming Jun
– Sim Jay San

With love

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