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Saturday September 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday September 14, 2013 MYT 9:36:08 AM
by choo woon lim
Zone 10 Residents Association organising chairman See Eng Kheng (right) and Ng checking up on preparations for the lantern festival.
THE Lantern Festival celebration in Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong tomorrow promises to be a fun affair for guests, with a range of performances, a lantern parade and other activities lined up.
Organised for the second year running, the event is being co-ordinated by the Zone 10 and 11 Residents Associations as well as the Kinrara assemblyman’s office.
The festival is also in conjunction with Malaysia Day celebrations and visitors will be served light refreshments.
A total of 500 paper lanterns will be given out to the public for the lantern procession around the neighbourhood.
Other highlights include two decorated trishaws, which will be used to ferry the public around the festival area.
The elaborately decorated trishaws, brought in from Kedah, took four days to complete.
There will also be a mooncake-cutting session with a giant mooncake measuring 46cm in diameter.
It will be a multi-cultural event as the line-up includes music by the Selangor and KL Orchestra and Choir, MPSJ Malay staff belting out Chinese songs for the crowd as well as an Indian dance by members of a nearby Hindu temple.
There will also be wushu, traditional Chinese face-changing performance and guzheng (a traditional Chinese instrument) performances.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor Loka Ng said the event aimed to foster better ties between the community, while getting families to enjoy the festivities together.
“We are hoping to draw at least 2,000 people this year,” said Ng.
Last year’s event drew a crowd of 1,500.
The Puchong Jaya and Kinrara Lantern Festival will be held from 7.30pm to 10pm at the field in Taman Merak, Bandar Puchong Jaya.
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