Jonker Walk shines with longest dragon lantern


Auspicious dragon: The longest lantern dragon arriving at Jonker Walk after an hour-long procession from Jalan Malim, Melaka.

MELAKA: The famed Jonker Walk here is all spruced up for the coming Chinese New Year with a 179m-long dragon lantern adding to the festive air.

Jonker Walk management committee chairman Datuk Gan Tian Loo said the dragon lantern is touted to be the longest in the country.

Besides this lantern, there is also another dragon piece adorning the area but it is a smaller one.

“The pair of dragons at Jonker Walk radiate auspicious vibes for the festive season,” he said.

Gan said 150 volunteers, including schoolchildren, carried the replica from SMJK Tinggi Cina at Jalan Malim here to Jonker Walk yesterday morning.

He said as in the previous years, Jonker Walk will be the centrepiece of the Chinese New Year celebration in the state.

Gan said many locals have also started decorating and lighting up Chinese temples across the state.

He said the Jonker Walk committee will maintain the tradition of organising cultural shows, performances and charity work over the festive period.

“After all, the Chinese New Year is also about sharing and making it a joyous occasion for the needy,” he added.

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