Some 1000 council staff and members of the public attended Ipoh City Council’s annual Chinese New Year gathering held in front of the Council building on Thursday, February 8.
It was different from last year as it was celebrated outdoor. City Council’s compound was turned into a beautiful garden, decorated with lanterns and potted citrus trees.
The event began at 8am with a dazzling lion dance performance symbolising good luck and good tidings for the New Year. Aimed at strengthening the bond between officers and men, Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man said the gathering was to allow his staff to enjoy the spirit of Chinese Lunar New Year together.
Some of the staff were clad in red Chinese traditional costumes.
Zamri distributed mandarin oranges and hampers to the council’s staff, members of the public and media practitioners. The council’s musical cum dance troupe, Gema Warisan Budaya, kept the Chinese New Year mood alive with their performances of traditional dances and songs.