Fusion lion dance reflects multicultural Malaysia

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 07 Feb 2020

(From left) Habbig, Cheah, Zakri, Ritz and Wang unfurling the banner after the lion dance performance at Allianz Malaysia’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

ALLIANZ Malaysia Bhd ushered in the Lunar New Year with a fusion lion dance performance by Kok Ngai Lion Dance Club featuring the kompang (a traditional Malay hand-held drum) and the dhol (usually seen in bhangra performances) at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Allianz Malaysia chief executive officer Zakri Khir said Chinese New Year was a celebration that brought Malaysians together regardless of race and religion.

“I am sure many of us have gathered our colleagues and family to toss the yee sang or sourced for some sweet mandarin oranges.

“That is the beauty of living in Malaysia and having the opportunity to immerse ourselves in other cultures.

“With that, may the Year of the Rat bring us all good health, happiness and prosperity. Gong Xi Fa Cai, ” he said.

Those who witnessed the lion dance performance were Allianz Malaysia chief operations officer Sean Wang, Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd (Allianz Life) chief operations officer and Allianz Malaysia chief digital officer Stefan Ritz, Allianz General Insurance Company (M) Bhd chief sales officer Horst Habbig, Allianz Life deputy chief sales officer Raymond Cheah, senior management, employees and customers.

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