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Hotel ushers in Year of the Monkey with spectacular lion dance


Sugumaran (second from right) and Seilpelt receiving the fruit platter that has been blessed by the lions at Impiana KLCC.

Sugumaran (second from right) and Seilpelt receiving the fruit platter that has been blessed by the lions at Impiana KLCC.

THE harmonious crash of cymbals and loud drums were at full stride at the Impiana KLCC hotel on the fifth day of the Chinese New Year.

To usher in the Year of the Monkey, the hotel invited Kok Ngai Lion Dance Club to perform a stunning lion dance before guests and visitors for a blessed year ahead.

The dance troupe’s choreography stunned many with their agile movements, while garnering much applause and admiration from the crowd.

The traditional feeding ritual was also performed as a head of lettuce and an ang pow was raised atop the building, testing the lions’ ability to reach for their food and to symbolise a prosperous business for the coming year.

The lions then proceeded into the hotel, where mandarin oranges were placed artfully to represent the word “good luck” in Chinese together with platters of fruits at the doorstep of the five-star hotel.

The event came to a close as the lion dancers blessed the platters of fruit and presented them to the hotel’s management team led by director of operations Sugumaran Narayanan and assistant executive manager (F&B) Philip Seilpelt.

Lion dancers entertained and greeted guests while handing out the mandarin oranges that had been “blessed” as they stopped to take photographs at the lobby.

   

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