A TOTAL OF 120 senior citizens from various homes around the Klang Valley got to experience some festive cheer at a Chinese New Year luncheon held in Cheras Leisure Mall, Kuala Lumpur, recently.
A lion dance kicked off the event, organised by the shopping mall together with its tenants and partners.
The elderly tossed yee sang to usher in the Chinese New Year with good luck and abundance. They were then treated to a scrumptious poon choy (hot pot) meal, followed by dishes such as stir-fried tofu and mushrooms and nian gao (glutinous rice cakes).
The group was entertained by a traditional face-changing performance, followed by a Chinese acrobatic troupe from Shanghai, who carried out body-bending stunts, balancing acts and dances.
A “God of Prosperity” mascot handed out ang pow, sweets, mandarin oranges and goodie bags to the crowd.
PPB Group Berhad marketing and promotion assistant general manager Eva Hew said the event was intended to share the joy of Chinese New Year with senior citizens.
“It is meaningful as the Chinese New Year represents togetherness. We want them to feel and know they are not forgotten and also, to enjoy a good day out together,” said Hew.
The event is held annually with different charity homes.
This year, the senior citizens were from Siri Jayanti Metta Care Centre, PJ Caring Home, Rumah Orang-Orang Tua Ampang, Rumah Charis KL and House of Joy.