The Hari Raya festive atmosphere was still going full steam in Taiping even in mid-September, with the New Club hosting a fun-filled and happy Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Celebration 2012 party on Saturday, September 8.
Entertaining the crowd of almost 250 revellers were a specially invited six-piece band, the Royal Nine, from the 9th Royal Ranger Regiment and the eight-member Sutra Perak, a traditional Malay dance troupe, both from Taiping.
The competitions during the event included The Best Dressed Man, Lady, Boy and Girl along with lucky draws offering attractive prizes. The dress-code for the night was traditional Malay outfits and batik but to add to a spirit of muhibbah, guests came in various traditional Malaysian costumes as well.
The guest of honor was Dato’ Hj. Ahmad Shalimin bin Hj Ahmad Shaffie, political secretary to the Chief Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr Zambry bin Abdul Kadir. Others were Taiping OCPD ACP Yusuf bin Mohd Diah, Borhan Abdul Halim, Taiping Municipal Council Secretary and 9th Royal Ranger Regiment Commanding Officer, Lt-Col Ahmad Suhaimi.