The Taiping Global Festival and Lion Dance Competition 2022 to be held at Dataran Warisan in Taiping from 23rd until 25th September 2022, will shine the global spotlight on Taiping, the Town of Everlasting Peace.
This iconic event will attract at least 500 foreign participants through various roles, such as judges, officials, lion dance contestants and guests. To date, 15 international lion dance troupes have already confirmed their entries. They are from Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. More will confirm their arrival at a later date while waiting for COVID-19 travel restrictions to ease. 15 Malaysian troupes have also indicated their participation. Competing lion dance troupes will showcase their skills in acrobatic high-pole dance.
This inaugural Taiping Global Festival and Lion Dance Competition 2022 is the first global event of this scale, yet another “first” for this “town of many firsts”. According to Tourism Perak CEO Puan Nurmalis Musa, Taiping Global Festival and Lion Dance Competition could well be an annual event depending on the reception by the community and support from relevant organisations.
This was revealed at the logo and website launch of the event at MH Hotel Ipoh last evening (4th Aug) by the Tourism Perak CEO, who represented State Tourism Committee Chairperson YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Binti Mohammed Radzi.
On the left of the logo is Puteri Perak, a pants-clad dancer in the colours of the Perak state flag of white, yellow and black. She is also adorned with a tiara to depict her status as a princess. Meanwhile, on the right of the logo shows two lion dance contestants in colours of the Malaysian flag Jalur Gemilang (red, white, blue and yellow), to indicate Malaysia hosting a local multicultural competition for a global audience.
As a whole, the logo presents a celebratory flair that showcases the multi-culturalism-laced festival intertwined with a competition rich in heritage, culture, arts, and nature of Taiping, on a world stage.
The Taiping Global Festival and Lion Dance Competition 2022 is organised by Six Sense Group, with co-participation from Koperasi Waris dan Kerabat Raja Negeri Perak Berhad, and in partnership with Mr. SA Peter and Puan Rohaida Abdul Kahar.
On the aspect of the lion dance competition, it is led by the chairman of the Lion and Dance Performance (LDP) International Council, Mr. Francis Teo, and backed by Hong Teik Association, which has 48 local affiliates and 40 international associates.
For more details on Taiping Global Festival and Lion Dance Competition 2022, click: https://www.sixsensegroup.my/TGFC22/
Event: Launch of logo and website for Taiping Global Festival and Lion Dance Competition 2022
Venue: MH Hotel, Ipoh
Date: 4th Aug, 2022