A big scale Chinese New Year carnival will be held along Laluan Tasek Timur 16 in Taman Ria, Bercham from Feb 11 to 17.
Bercham New Village chief Lim Huey Shan said the “I Love Bercham” Chinese New Year carnival, is set to be the first ever event to be held in the constituency which has a 83% Chinese majority population.
“There will be about 70 stalls selling Chinese New Year items, flowers as well as foodstuff.
“There will also be a lot of fun activities and games, Chinese cultural activities, lion and dragon dance performances, 24 drums performances and singing contests,” Lim said.
“We will also erect a two-storey ancient Chinese-style arch as the main entrance to the carnival,” he said.
“Lanterns will be hung up along the road to make it colourful and attract visitors here,” he said, adding that the event was co-organised by three groups, including the Bercham Village Security and Development Committee, the Bercham Residents Consultative Committee and Taman Desa Kencana Rukun Tetangga.
He said the carnival would be from 5pm to midnight from Feb 11 to 13.
“Starting from Feb 14, it will be open from 10am to midnight,” he added.
Lim said they expect between 30,000 and 50,000 people to visit the week-long carnival.
“There are many popular eateries here and we hope the carnival will help boost business.
“We have also invited Perak MCA chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon and Datuk Bandar Datuk Harun Rawi to grace the opening of the carnival,” he said.