Chinese New Year 2013 was a relaxing week of celebration. For the media, their celebration started a few days earlier when MB Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir treated them to a ‘makan kecil’ at his residence where he presented the media Chiefs with a poster that read “Peace and Prosperity”.
Of the many events undoubtedly the most elaborate of all the celebrations was the State-level celebration held on the seventh day of the Lunar New Year at Kg Baru Kopisan Gopeng. The event was officiated by their Royal Highnesses DYMM Raja Muda Perak Raja Nazrin Shah and DYTM Raja Puan Besar Tuanku Zara Salim who certainly lent that aura of pomp and ceremony with their presence.
Other VVIP’s who graced the event include DYAM Raja DiHilir Perak and DYTM Raja Puan Muda Perak, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and MCA Chairman Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek together with Organising Chairman Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon.
The cultural performances presented were grand and spectacular and enthralled the audience.
Additionally, everyone was awed when popular artist Shila Amzah who won the Asian Wave Chinese Reality singing talent show in Shanghai, China last year, took over the microphone and presented her strong vocals to the joy of all present especially the young crowd who moved closer to the stage to watch her perform.
The celebration on the first day of the New Year was held at the residence of Dato Seri Dr Zambry. Earlier in the morning some of the Chinese community started the new year with prayers. On the second day at an event organised by the Perak Chinese Assembly Hall (PCAH), while at the community level members of the Kaying Association held their celebrations.