MORE than 200 Bandar Tun Hussein Onn Suasana residents found a reason to gather at their neighbourhood park to celebrate the last day of Chinese New Year.
Largely made up of the Malay community, residents wanted to embrace the different cultures and festivals by organising the celebration, complete with the tossing of yee sang and a lion dance performance.
“Our Rukun Tetangga always aims to engage with the community and by having events like this, it is our way of including the whole community, ” said its Rukun Tetangga chairman Amran Amir.
He said they chose to have it at their neighbourhood park instead of a covered hall to encourage a more informal atmosphere.
“We already have a line-up of activities for the year, including celebrations for other festivals. Today’s event is the highlight of the month, ” he said.
Amran added that they plan to make this an annual celebration to ensure the multiracial neighbourhood would remain harmonious.
During the event, residents enjoyed a spread of food and the children were thrilled with the lion dancers who entertained the crowd with acrobatic stunts.
Also present were Bangi MP Dr Ong Kian Ming, Balakong assemblyman Wong Siew Ki and Kajang councillor Edward So.
“This is such a special programme where all residents involved are very active and dedicated, ” said Wong. — By BRENDA CH’NG
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