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Thursday September 26, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday September 26, 2013 MYT 7:03:15 AM
THE sports field in USJ 1 in Subang Jaya was turned into a colourful sea of lanterns during the annual Lantern Festival and Malaysia Day celebrations in the neighbourhood recently.
Organised for the fourth year running by the Subang Jaya assemblyman’s office, the event saw residents and visitors getting together to enjoy performances, food and fun.
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said that unlike before, it was difficult to get together to play with lanterns these days, especially in urban areas.
“We organised this event to promote unity and provide residents with an avenue to spend time with their families,” she said.
The multi-cultural event saw people of all races joining in the festivities.
A total of 1,500 goodie bags, containing paper lanterns and halal mooncakes were given out to guests.
An Indian dance, Chinese drum troupe performance, lion dances and performances by children from kindergartens in the neighbourhood were part of the entertainment.
A resident from USJ 1, who only wanted to be known as Yang, said she enjoyed the performances.
“This is my first time here with my family. We found out about it through promotional banners put up in the area,” said Yang, 40.
“I like the Gangnam-style dance performed by the children from a local kindergarten. Their costumes are cute,” she said.
Another visitor, Premalatha, who lives in nearby USJ 20, was also at the event with her family, including four-year-old daughter Tabitha, who was seen happily playing with a paper lantern.
The highlight of the celebration was a lantern procession around the neighbourhood.
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