ABOUT 1,000 guests tossed yee sang together to usher in the Year of the Dog at the UNIO Residence Sales Gallery in Jalan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
The ceremony was part of Aikbee Group’s Chinese New Year Open House.
Tables and chairs were arranged to form the word “UNIO”, and platters of colourful yee sang were placed on the tables for guests to toss before enjoying a meal together.
An energetic lion dance performance by the Malaysia Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association troupe kicked off the event.
Aikbee Group managing director Datuk Seri Tan Aik Kiong, executive chairman Datuk Seri Tan Aik Chong and non-executive director Sua Ah Booi then took stage to hit a Chinese brass gong three times to officially launch the event.
Aik Chong said the highlight of the event was the yee sang-tossing session which involved 1,000 people, including Kepong residents.
“Through this event, we hope to spread a positive and joyful energy to not just our business partners, but everyone.
“I would like to wish that everyone here be blessed with good fortune and prosperity throughout the year and to forget about all bad things that happened in the past,” said Aik Chong.
He also shared with the guests about the company’s latest project – the UNIO Residence KL North.
The 38-storey development features 520 serviced apartment units and 60 facilities, including a 60m rooftop infinity pool, a gym with a 360° view as well as a rooftop amphitheatre and cinema. It is expected to be completed in 2021.
At the open house, the developer arranged a special appearance by the God of Prosperity who distributed candies to children.
There was also a Chinese mask-changing performer who left guests in awe with her swift techniques which were complemented with Chinese music.
Other live performances and activities included traditional Chinese music performance, free Chinese calligraphy lessons for children and a lucky draw session.