Hyatt Regency Kinabalu treated their hotel guests and members of the public with its annual five-star Chinese New Year lion dance performance on the second day of Chinese New Year to usher in the Year of the Monkey. Hyatt Regency Kinabalu believes in “Caring For Our People So They Can Be Their Best” by engaging in an enjoyable day of fun and setting the festive mood for their in-house guests who are abroad from their friends and family.
The event enthralled those who were present in the hotel, particularly the foreign guests who had never seen the traditional cultural art form. The award-winning troupe from Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Yick Nam from Inanam showcased their supreme acrobatic skills that awed everyone, with a quest by the lion to pluck the auspicious green vegetables, hanged high from the ground and peeling the mandarin oranges which mean gold in Chinese. The lion dance is an important tradition for the Chinese community which believed the lions and the drum beats bring good luck, fortune and happiness.
Present at the show were Hyatt Regency Kinabalu’s Board of Directors, comprising Chairman Datuk Gordon Leong, Director Datuk Chua Soon Ping, and hotel’s general manager Arifin Darmawan.
After a 45 minute crowd-pleasing performance, 8 lions and a monkey, to represent prosperity, visited all public areas and back areas of the hotel property to “bless” the offices and bring good luck.
The lion dance performance has become an annual highlight for Malaysians celebrating Chinese New Year.
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