Chinese New Year is one of the best time to catch lion dance performances. In conjunction with the ‘paws-perity’ year, guests and associates of One World Hotel witnessed a spectacular lion dance performance by Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association troupe last week.
The two lions, comprising purple and gold showed off their awe-inspiring acrobatic stunts, accompanied by the thunderous beat of gongs, drums and clashing cymbals which in Chinese belief meant to represent good luck as well as to bring in the good ‘chi’, or positive energy flowing into the Hotel.
This is an annual tradition held in the hotel. The charming lions will pranced their way with ritual blessings around the hotel’s administration offices, restaurants, function rooms and the reception area in the lobby. The performance concluded with the presentation of ‘platter of prosperity’ consisting mandarin oranges, raw bananas, pineapple, pomelo and green lettuce as a symbol of fortune, luck and ‘all things good’ for the Hotel to the family’s matriarch, YBhg Puan Sri To’ Puan Cheng Gek Hong together with the directors, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ (Ir.) Teo Chiang Hong, YBhg Tan Sri Teo Chiang Kok and YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Teo Chiang Liang. Also present to witness the event were Mr Chris Niuh, General Manager, joined by fellow Head of Departments of the hotel as well as hotel guests.
Guests were kept amused and entertained throughout the energetic performance. It’s such a blessing to be able to catch a lion dance performance up close and personal. Let’s HUAT AR!!!