In conjunction with the Chinese Lantern Festival and Valentine’s Day, a group of non-governmental organisations have banded together to organise a one-of-a-kind Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, February 14.
Jointly sponsored by City Motors Group of Companies and Kinta Riverfront Hotels and Suites, it will feature a fire dragon performance. This variation is native to Hong Kong and will be performed here for the very first time by the Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association.
Other programmes on the cards include the 24-season drum performance, variety shows, cultural dance, lion dance and the traditional throwing of oranges into the river. Shen Jai High School will organise the release of Kung Ming lanterns.
A donation drive will be initiated before the event. Organising Chairman, Dato’ Dr Foo Wan Kien announced at a media conference recently that he would top up the fund by donating an amount matching the amount received. The twin celebration will be held at the riverbanks opposite Kinta Riverfront Hotel and Suites on Monday, February 14 beginning 7pm.
Those wishing to participate in the activities can contact Mr Woo Ping at 05 241 3222 or 016 523 6150 for details.