Friday, January 23, 2009

Chinese New Year Street Festival/Open House

If you are in Kuala Lumpur or happen to be here in KL on Feb 7, you may want to note this date as the national-level Chinese New Year open house will be held at Pavilion Bukit Bintang on Feb 7.

The gathering, in the form of a street festival has a theme of "Unity through Festivity". It is expected to attract some 50,000 people. Be part of this memorable event in which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdul­lah Ahmad Badawi is expected to greet visitors.

The Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry, which is organizing this event, cited the choice of the Pavilion due to its prominence in the city and the area is easily accessible by public transport.

The main event will be from 8.30pm to 10.30pm, followed by the people’s performances which will run from 10.30pm to midnight. There will be lion dances, a drum performance by multi-racial performers, stilt-walking performances and a lantern performance. There will also be an exhibition on calligraphy.

The artistes slated to perform at the festival include Fauziah Latiff, Den Bisa and Lee Mau San.

Source: Open house to be held at Pavilion on Feb 7..The Star

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