True Malaysian spirit captured at Malay wedding in Tawau with lion dance performance

PETALING JAYA: Guests at a Malay wedding in Tawau were caught by surprise when they saw a lion dance at the reception.

A Malay guest at the wedding, who wished to be unnamed, said he enjoyed watching the dance routine with his children.

“Everyone was surprised that there was a lion dance at a Malay wedding.

“As long as different ethnic groups accept each other’s cultures, nothing is impossible,” he said.

Another relative added that the lion dance was not in any way to show off, but rather to let everyone see the true spirit of Malaysia.

“This is a multi-racial country, and I hope everyone can respect each other’s culture,” she said.

Recently, a couple from Tawau, named Fyza and Fikri, held their wedding at the Tawau Community Hall, and the photos went viral.

They were accompanied by the sound of gongs, drums and cymbals and four lions as they entered the hall during their wedding procession.

In the videos, the couple was spotted in traditional Chinese wedding attire arriving at the community hall.

As they started making their way to the pelamin (dais), the lions performed at the side.

It is learnt that the mother of the bride is Chinese and they wanted to celebrate their Chinese roots and heritage by inviting the lion dance troupe to perform during the wedding.

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