A dinner was hosted by the Federation of Chin Woo Associations Malaysia to welcome delegates from Chin Woo Associations from other states in Malaysia and overseas. These delegates, who number over a thousand, are in Ipoh for 6D/5N to participate in the 28th Malaysia National Chinese Chinwoo Carnival and International Chinwoo Wushu & Cultural Carnival 2013, which are held concurrently.
The two carnivals, which are currently on-going, are hosted by the Federation of Chin Woo Associations Malaysia, and organised by Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Athletic Association. The objectives are to promote and preserve wushu and Chinese culture, and to strengthen fellowship and the Chin Woo spirit among all Chin Woo Associations and members.
The dinner, held at Ipoh Chin Woo auditorium, also served as an ice breaker and a platform for Chin Woo brothers and sisters to network and socialise. Over these few days, Chinwoo Presidents and committee members will also have the chance to sit down together to exchange ideas. Overseas delegates will be taken on sightseeing tours in Ipoh and other nearby tourist attractions.
At the dinner, the welcome speech was made by Deputy President of Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Association, Mr. Ooi Boon Hoi. It was followed by speeches by Representative of Fellow Associates of Chinwoo Malaysia, Mr. Tan Chai Kie, and President of Federation of Chin Woo Association Malaysia, Mr. Tan Bee Seng. The formalities were wrapped up with a speech by guest-of-honour, Perak MCA Wanita Chairman, Dato’ Heng Seai Kie, and then Ipoh Chinwoo President Dato’ Ooi Foh Sing.
The recurring theme was about the Chin Woo spirit, and the benefits of joining Chin Woo, which not only trains one to be physically fit and healthy but also builds mental strength. The virtues imparted to Chin Woo members include how to be a good person, like respecting the elders.
Dato’ Ooi mentioned about the difficulties faced by delegates in making their way to Ipoh, as they were caught in the Hari Raya “balik kampung” exodus. Kudos to those who took the trouble to be here; Chin Woo Associations from Kedah, Penang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Kuantan, Sarawak, Sungai Siput (Perak), Tianjin and Shanghai (China), New South Wales (Australia), Singapore, Thailand, USA, Switzerland, among others. 24 contingents all together, including the troupe from Ipoh.
The dinner continued with a karaoke session, which saw delegates sportingly take to the mic, a birthday celebration for Swiss delegate Claudia Bammatter, and wrapped up with Gangnam-style group dancing.
The 28th Malaysia National Chinese Chinwoo Carnival and International Chinwoo Wushu & Cultural Carnival 2013 will see over a thousand Chin Woo members participating in various competitions such as dragon and lion dance, wushu, drawing and calligraphy. Check THIS POST for the competition programme schedule. All competitions are held at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh. All are welcome and admission is free.
For further information on Chin Woo activities in Ipoh, contact Ipoh Chinese Chinwoo Athletic Association (Persatuan Sukan China Chinwoo Ipoh).
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Event: Welcoming Chin Woo Delegates to Ipoh
Venue: Ipoh Chin Woo Hall, Ipoh
Date: 7th Aug, 2013
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