CHINESE New Year celebrations started early for more than 900 senior citizens and members of the disabled community in Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur, who were treated to a special lunch organised by Jinjang Utara Tokong Mamat.
The non-profit charity has been organising the festive event for this community for 16 consecutive years.
The event was open to all those aged 65 years old and above, as well as the disabled.
Volunteers from Tokong Mamat served a sumptuous lunch to the guests, who were entertained with performances by various singers.
After lunch, each guest received a RM20 ang pow and provisions worth over RM100.
The disabled also took home a KFC set meal.
This year, more than 800 senior citizens and 120 disabled people turned up for the event held at an open space next to Jalan Jinjang Aman.
Kepong Community Service Centre head Yee Poh Ping said the main objective was to ease the burden of the local community in Jalan Jinjang Utara and Jalan Jinjang Selatan.
“With the increased cost of living these days, I hope this event can somehow help to ease their financial burden,” he stated.
Also present was Tokong Mamat chairman Tay You Ann.