A Remarkable Chinese Spring Festival at KLIUC

Kajang, 24 January 2011: KLIUC’s Chinese Cultural Society has successfully organized the Chinese Spring Festival 2011 at the KLIUC Multipurpose Hall here tonight to the delight of more than 800 audiences.

The event was officiated by the Managing Director of Kumpulan Ikram Sdn. Bhd., Dato’ Ir Chong Ket Pen accompanied by the President of KLIUC, Prof. Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Bin Abd. Hamid and witnessed by the special guests and students.

This annual event was a prelude to the Chinese New Year celebrations which falls on 3 February this year. According to the Organizing Chairperson, Liaw Wee Jiea, “The prime objectives of this programme are to enhance the spirit of brotherhood among students and to introduce Chinese cultures and traditions to the KLIUC community especially those from different ethnics and cultures background”.

The event was held and commenced in KLIUC Multipurpose Hall, beautifully decorated with red flowers, oranges and red tanglung, and other beautiful decorative items which made the event obviously an event not to be missed.

The festival started with the Guzhen performance, an ancient Chinese musical instrument founded as far back as 91 BC and a Chinese plucked zither which normally consists of 6 to 23 strings.

After the official opening ceremony, there was the traditional dance and the Chinese orchestra performed by students from SMJK Yu Hwa, Kajang, displaying their skills in playing ancient Chinese musical instrument by playing breathtaking harmonious tunes.

The highlight of the night was the Lion Dance performances by Persatuan Kesenian Gui Qing, the professional Lion Dance group invited by the KLIUC. The Lion Dance groups showed their skillful talents and moves both on the floor and on top of pillars of different heights which received commendable applause from the crowd.

Apart from the Lion Dance performance, the main attraction was also the Diabolo performance especially when the Diabolo was lighted and the lights were off. The fact is the Diabolo was originated from a Chinese-type Yo-Yo which has been used for more than 4000 years ago.

As a closing performance, the KLIUC Dance Club (Kelab Sanggar Budaya) and the KLIUC Indian Society presented their amazing talents by entertaining audiences with their wonderfully choreographed dances combining Java, Reggae and Hiphop elements and also a unique dance called ‘Embun Soksek’ (1 Malaysia dance).
There were also lucky draws for the audiences, offering attractive prizes and vouchers.

The event which ended around mid night would definitely be an unforgettable event for the year of the rabbit. For those who are celebrating this coming Chinese New Year, this remarkable event would absolutely create the urge to be part of the Chinese New Year Celebration.

For further information, kindly contact us at 03-8738 3260 / 019-388 3435or visit www.kliuc.edu.my

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