Sunday, February 16, 2014



Gallop Into the Year of the Horse

To usher in a year of prosperity, all things good and the Year of the Horse, BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral held a lion dance performance at its hotel driveway and main lobby on Friday, 7 February 2014. This is the second year BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral is holding the auspicious lion dance since the hotel opened in September 2012.

The 15-member lion dance troupe from the TARIAN SINGA KOK NGAI performed a series of impressive acrobatic steps and stunts on high stilts accompanied by roaring cymbals and drums. The troupe then proceed to the reception, restaurants, function rooms and administration offices for the ritual blessings. The performance culminated with the handing over ‘platter of prosperity’ consisting mandarin oranges, pamelos and green lettuce to the hotel’s General Manager, Ian Hurst.

Present to witness the event were the hotel’s Director, Naresh Mohan, General Manager, Ian Hurst, management team and hotel guests.

“Lion dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture, in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume. The lion dance is believed to bring good luck and fortune for the New Year and it’s made even more meaningful with our guests joining in the festivity and excitement whilst an opportune time for us to share our tradition with overseas guests” said Ian Hurst, the Hotel’s General Manager. 

     From left: Mr Naresh Mohan, President & CEO of Trinidad Holdings and Mr Ian Hurst, General Manager of BEST WESTERN PREMIER Dua Sentral receiving the plate of prosperity from the lion dancers.
  The lions in action at the entrance of BEST WESTERN PRMEIER Dua Sentral
    The lions displaying their skills on high stilts.
 Tourists and hotel guests gathered at the hotel lobby to witness the performance.
    A couple receiving blessed offerings from the lions.

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