February 20, 2010

Big turnout at Chinese New Year 2010 open house by PJ Selatan Member of Parliament YB Hee Loy Sian


Member of Parliament PJ Selatan Hee Loy Sian played host to more than 1,000 well-wishers who turned up at a Chinese New Year (CNY) 2010 open house organized by him on Saturday 20th February 2010 at the open car park (formerly Sentosa cinema) in Jalan 17/27, Petaling Jaya.

The open house was attended by people from all walks of life, race and religion. They came together to wish everyone gong xi fa chai Happy New Year and to enjoy the free flow of food and drinks and the multi-cultural performances including the entertaining lion dance.


VIP Guests :

The guests included the Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly Teng Chang Khim, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) heavyweights and other leaders from Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) and Democratic Action Party (DAP).


Arrival of Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut (left), wife of Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim at the PJ Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian's Chinese New Year open house.


Arrival of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (left) being greeted by Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng.


The Speaker of Selangor State Legislative Assembly Teng Chang Khim (right) and Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Edward Lee at the open house.


PJ Selatan MP CNY open house host Hee Loy Sian (left) welcomes Batu Member of Parliament and information chief of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Tian Chua (centre).
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(From left): Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, Teng Chang Khim, Tian Chua and Edward Lee.


(From left): Hee Loy Tian, Teng Chang Khim, Tian Chua and Edward Lee.


(From left) Taman Medan state assemblyman Haniza Talha, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Edward Lee and PKR information chief Tian Chua who is also Batu MP.


Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president and Gombak Member of Parliament Azmin Ali (left) greets Damansara Utama state assemblyman Dr Cheah Wing Yin. Azmin Ali is also the state assemblyman for Bukit Antarabangsa.
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Shah Alam MP & Shah Alam PAS chief Khalid Samad (centre) in joyful mood with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Puan Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (right) while Damansara Utama state assemblyman Dr Cheah Wing Yin looks on.


Kelana Jaya Member of Parliament Loh Gwo-Burne (right) chatting with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.


Mohd Azwar Bin Sapian Suri (Skot) from Parti SeMalaysia (PAS) PJ Selatan posed with PJ Selatan MP CNY open house host Hee Loy Sian.


Lion Dance :
The lion dance performances entertain guests as well as spread good luck, good fortune, good health and prosperity.

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Lion dances are performed during Chinese New Year to bring good luck and to drive away bad spirits.


The energetic lions dance to the beat of drum, gong and cymbals. x


From left : PJ Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian, Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly Teng Chang Khim and Batu MP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) information chief Tian Chua watching a lion dance performance.
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Batu Member of Parliament and Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) information chief Tian Chua was amused by the playful lion ....


... and in turn the Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assemby Teng Chang Khim gave the lion a pat.


PJ Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian received an offering of mandarin oranges, pomelo and lettuce leaves from the lion. It also unfurled a red scroll with Chinese New Year greetings from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).


Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president Azmin Ali who is also Gombak MP and Bukit Antarabangsa state assemblyman looking at the messages of good luck unfurled by the lion during the performance.
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Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice president Azmin Ali (left) and PJ Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian both holding a message of good luck.


Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (left) and PJ Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian both holding a red banner which carried greetings of Gong Xi Fa Cai at the PJ Selatan MP Chinese New Year open house.


The lion handing out mandarin oranges from its mouth to children ...


... and adults as well.


Emcee :
Lin Chun Xiu was the emcee for the day.


Her voice is as sweet as honey.


Chun Xiu's sweet nature comes through loud and clear from the stage.


Tossing the "Yee Sang" :
The "yee sang" is a raw fish salad and is served during Chinese New Year as a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor for the new year. Yee sang is believed to bring good luck, good wealth and fortune for the year to those whom tosses the yee sang.


A pose before the toss: (from left) Damansara Utama state assemblyman Dr. Cheah Wing Yin, Taman Medan state assemblyman Haniza Talha, Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, host Hee Loy Sian, Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Edward Lee and Batu Member of Parliament Tian Chua.


Tossing for prosperity: (from left) Damansara Utama state assemblyman Dr Cheah Wing Yin, Taman Medan state assemblyman Haniza Talha, Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, host Hee Loy Sian Bukit Gasing assemblyman Edward Lee and Batu Member of Parliament Tian Chua tossing yee sang during the Chinese New Year open house organized by PJ Selatan Member of Parliament.


Yummy...this yee sang taste really good!


I must say that it sure tastes good. Enjoy, it’s yummy!


It taste good! Delicious.


Ang pow-giving :
Ang pow-giving is a customary practice during Chinese New Year. Ang pow means red packet. Red because it is a sign of good luck and prosperity. This red packet contains “good luck” money and given out by married individuals to those who are not married, especially the children. Giving the ang pow is a symbol of goodwill to bless the receiver with health and good fortune.


The God of Prosperity "Choy San Yeh" handing out ang pow during the event.


The big crowd rushing to receive the ang pows from the God of Prosperity had to be restrained by Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya enforcement officers.


Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail handing out ang pow to the underprivileged children from Children's Homes.


Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian handing out ang pow to senior citizens.


Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Edward Lee giving out ang pow.



Cultural performances :
The guests were treated to a multi-racial cultural dance and song show performed with full of spirit, excitement and joy.


The lady in cheongsam captivates the audience with her singing prowess and vocals.


The stage resounded with the beat of drums during the 24 Season Drum performance presented by Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya. The four drummers are undergraduates from MMU's Chinese Language Society.


Graceful performers: A Malay traditional cultural dance presented by Rukun Tetangga (RT) Taman Dato' Harun, Petaling Jaya.


The pretty dancers from Rukun Tetangga (RT) Taman Dato' Harun, Petaling Jaya.


An Indian cultural dance executed with extreme grace and poise.


Food :

Food was aplenty with varieties of local delicacies including mee rojak, ice-kacang and cendol.


The crowd's favourite mee rojak.


A volunteer giving out mandarin oranges to guests.

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The big crowd at the Chinese New Year open house organized by Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian.
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