By Aida Aziz
IPOH: More than 8,000 visitors are expected to liven up the inaugural musical concert held in conjunction with the 2024 Chinese New Year celebration at the Amphitheatre, Taman DR Seenivasagam, here on February 8.
Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin stated that the 8 p.m. concert would feature exciting activities such as dragon and lion dance performances, traditional dances, orchestral presentations, and fireworks.
The Amphitheatre is an open stage that can accommodate an audience of 800, suitable for entertainment and artistic performances.
It aligns with the recognition of Ipoh as a Music City by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).”
“The musical concert is the initiative expressed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government, Nga Kor Ming, to organize this program in conjunction with the 2024 Chinese New Year celebration, in addition to inaugurating the lighting and boat activities.
“Various engaging events for visitors, including food and beverage sales with a food truck concept, will be available.
“This will establish the Amphitheatre as a focal point for music and art enthusiasts, promoting performing arts and becoming a new tourist destination.
“Hopefully, the Amphitheatre will serve as another platform for art enthusiasts in Ipoh to showcase their talents and artistic works,” he told reporters on Saturday.
Rumaizi informed that the Amphitheatre was constructed on July 1, 2021, and completed on March 1 of the previous year.
He mentioned that the project was undertaken to utilize the open space in the area and was built adjacent to the artificial lake.
In the meantime, he said, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture has allocated a sum of RM 250,000 to upgrade and improve the lighting around the Amphitheatre.
“It is located in the island area facing the Amphitheatre to create a more comfortable and safe environment for visitors at night.
“These upgrading works are actively being carried out and are expected to be completed entirely before the musical concert,” he said.