Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tradition: Lion greetings at my book launch at RH hotel

Last Oct 12th, I launched my 3 books at RH hotel, my guest of honour was Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh. The Quang Ning Association arranged for two lions to welcome the VIPs as they arrived. 

It was such a great honour.  According to this old Chinese tradition and culture, only very important events have the lions attending your function.

View of Sibu from my hotel room.
Lion dance (simplified Chinese: 舞狮; traditional Chinese: 舞獅; pinyin: wǔshī) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion's movements in a lion costume. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at many other important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honour special guests by the Chinese communities. WIKI


  1. Congratulations on your book! interesting tradition

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  2. Hello, I like the Lions, very colourful indeed.
    I've seen the traditional Lion Dance during the New Year Celebrations in our local China Town in the City of Liverpool UK. It was wonderful to be amongst the Chinese community and join in their celebrations. There was a superb selection of cafes all serving their house specialities. Our china town was the first of it's kind in the UK..

    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.