February 15, 2010

The Dragon of Nezha thrilled shoppers @ 1 Utama, PJ


A dazzling traditional dragon dance of the Taepadumtung Dragon Dance troupe from Thailand.

Performing for the first time in the Klang Valley region and possibly in Malaysia, the Dragon of Nezha held the large crowd of shoppers spellbound at 1 Utama shopping centre with its spectacular and thrilling performance atop a 12-metre high pole swaying dangerously with special pyrotechnic effects

The dragon dance is an important ritual of Chinese culture. It symbolizes good luck and prosperity for the year to come.

The performance was held in conjunction with Chinese New Year 2010 at the outdoor Central Park Avenue of 1 Utama shopping centre in Petaling Jaya for 4 days from 4th - 7th February 2010.



Dragon of Nezha dance performance :
The Dragon of Nezha comes to life at Central Park Avenue, 1 Utama shopping centre. The dragon dances up and down, turns and rolls as if it were flying in the sky or moving through the water.










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Dazzling Thai traditional dragon dance :
A line up of entertaining performances at the Lower Ground floor concourse such as the Thai traditional dragon dance by the Taepadumtung Dragon Dance troupe and God of Prosperity walkabout.
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The Dragon of Nezha mesmerized the huge crowd with its graceful and majestic dance performance.


Descending dragon: This is the winning photograph captured by Mai Tomyam that appeared in The Star's thumbnails photo section on 11th February 2010.


A girl donating money to the God of Wealth (or Choy San Yeh) during the walkabout by the celestial being.


Giving gifts of money during the auspicious Chinese New Year occasion.


Shoppers take photographs with the God of Wealth or Choy San Yeh.
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