MANFRED WEBBER THE AREA GENERAL MANAGER OF SHANGRI-LA, RECEIVING PLATTER OF 'GOLD' AND 'BLESSINGS' FROM LUCKY LION WITH RESIDENT MANAGER VASILEIOS OIKONOMOPOULOS AND AREA DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS DATO ROSEMARIE WEE
HAPPY NEW YEAR OF FIRE ROOSTER! FROM SACHIN TYAGI EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MANAGER OF ROOMS, CHRISTOPHER HOUGH EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MANAGER OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, VASILEOIS OIKONOMOPOULOS RESIDENT MANAGER AND DATO ROSEMARIE WEE AREA DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
THE LIONS LEAP HIGH FOR JOY
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SHANGRI-LA KUALA LUMPUR, THE BEST HOTEL IN MALAYSIA!
THE ROOSTER WILL MAKE US CROW WITH JOY
KONG HEE FATT CHAI FROM MING CHUN, MALAYSIA'S HOTTEST AND MOST HANDSOME NEW YOUNG MODEL AT ONLY 20!
KONG HEE HUAT CHAI FROM DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND DATO ROSEMARIE WEE
CAPTIVATING LION DANCE AT THE LOBBY OF
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR
As part of festive Chinese New Year traditions as well as the hotel’s custom of observing significant cultural practices, a spectacular lion dance performance was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur last weekend.
Performed by a group of skilled lion dancers from Choy Lee Fatt Nan Sheng Sport Association and accompanied by a group of 24 drummers it was witnessed by a large crowd at the hotel lobby who were attracted to the spectacular performance.
Observers were thrilled by the lions that took up positions in front of the hotel showing off their agility and skill by leaping and dancing to the throbbing drumbeat together with the clashing of cymbals.
All in all, it was a delightful performance which captured the meaning and essence of the ritual which is to bring in good luck and ward off evil spirits.
Traditionally, the lion dance is performed by lion dance troupes from Chinese martial art schools or Chinese guilds and associations who visit houses, shops, and business establishments owned by members of the Chinese community.
The entire performance is about the traditional custom of "cai qing" (採青), literally meaning "plucking the greens", whereby the lion plucks the auspicious green vegetables like lettuce either hung on a pole or placed on a table in front of the premises.
The greens (qing) are tied to a red envelope containing money or auspicious fruit like oranges. One of the lions is supposed to dance and approach the greens and red envelope like a curious cat, eat the green, and then spit it out but keep the red envelope which is the reward for the lion troupe.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.
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PERFORMERS ALL READY
AT ENTRANCE OF SHANGRI-LA KL
AUDIENCE WAITING IMPATIENTLY
FLOWER DRUM SONG
DRUMMERS PERFORM FLAWLESSLY
HI-JINKS ON DRUMS
THE LIONS' TURN NOW
NOW THE LIONS START DANCING ON GOLDEN POLES
PAYING HOMAGE TO SHANGRI-LA KUALA LUMPUR
VASILEIOS OIKONOMOPOULOS THE REISDENT MANAGER AND CHRISTOPHER HOUGH EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MANAGER OF FOOD & BEVERAGE AT LEFT LOOKING ON
THE HOTEL GUESTS START TO PAT THE LIONS FOR LUCK
LIONS KOW TOWING TO EACH OTHER AND THE GUESTS AND MANAGEMENT
RESIDENT MANAGER OF SHANGRI-LA KUALA LUMPUR VASILEIOS OIKONOMOPOULOS, CHRISTOPHER HOUGH EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MANAGER O FOOD & BEVERAGE AND DATO ROSEMARIE WEE AREA DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS ACCEPTING FRUIT PLATTER FROM LION
AUSPICIOUS GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS
DATO ROSEMARIE WEE AND LUCKY LIONS!
DATO ROSIE GANENDRAN AND CLAN
DATO ROSEMARIE WEE AND HUBBY CAPTAIN WEE
HAPPY NEW YEAR OF ROOSTER
HOT HUNK MING CHUN
VASILEIOS OIKONOMOPOULOS, MANFRED WEBER, DATO ROSEMARIE WEE, CHRISTOPHER HOUGH AND SACHIN TYAGI
MING CHUN AND FLOWER ROOSTER
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MING CHUN
KONG HEE HUAT CHAI
2 STARS MING CHUN AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE
DATO KEE HUA CHEE AND DATO ROSEMARIE WEE
HAPPY NEW YEAR OF ROOSTER AND DATO KEE HUA CHEE HAS 2 ON HIS BODY