MELAKA: Traditional lanterns in various sizes and colours brighten up the historic Kampung Morten, the Malay heartland of Melaka, when residents gather to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
It was a first for residents of Kampung Morten to celebrate the Mooncake Festival right at their village.
Kota Laksamana assembly-man Low Chee Leong took the initiative to hold the festive celebration with the “urban” villagers.
Low, who is also state Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman, said the event was aimed at strengthening unity among constituents.
“We celebrated the event together, it was such a very colourful night.
“I was so happy to see children clad in baju kurung having fun with the lanterns and candles while understan-ding the significance of this Chinese festival during the event,” he said.
Low said the large turnout was better than expected and gave him the confidence to organise more of such festive celebrations in the future.
“Next year, the Mid-Autumn Festival will be held at Kampung Chetty here,” he added.
Attendees also received goodie bags while children brought home special gifts.
During the event, Low announced a RM200 giveaway for parents with newborns in the Kota Laksamana constituency.
He noted that even members of opposition parties could apply as long as they were Kota Laksamana constituents.
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