Show kicks off to grand start


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  • Sunday, 05 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: The Shaolin Charity Tour 2003, in aid of the MAA-Medicare Kidney Charity Fund, kicked off to a grand start at the Melawati Indoor Stadium in Shah Alam on Friday. 

The two-hour show was attended by Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and the Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah.  

The monks from the Song San mountain temple in Henan, China showed their gratitude to the Sultan.  

RARE GIFT ...Tengku Amir showing the specially-made dagger given to him by five-year old Shi Xiao Ben,the youngest member of the troupe.

MAA CEO Tunku Datuk Ya’acob Tunku Abdullah was called on to present the Sultan a handcrafted sword from the Shaolin weapons workshop.  

Five-year-old Shi Xiao Ben, the youngest performer in the troupe, then presented the Raja Muda with a hand-made dagger. 

The show then began with the troupe, keeping the audience thrilled with high-flying kicks and the qi or internal energy demonstrations. 

This time around, three Guinness record holders also accompanied the troupe.  

They are Jin Zhong who specialises in human body calligraphy, the Catapult King Chen Rong Zhi who has hit 141 targets in succession without a miss and Liu Guo Ming who makes music using saws. 

The troupe will be in Johor Baru on Jan 10 and 11, Penang on Jan 22 and Kota Kinabalu on Jan 24 and 25. 

Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Charge via their hotline at 03-77262002 or by visiting http://www.ticketcharge.com.my

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