Close to 1,000 people attended the Chinese New Year open house organized by MCA Petaling Jaya Utara (PJU) division held on Saturday 6th March 2010 at the basketball court in Jalan SS3/14 Petaling Jaya.
MCA PJU division chairman Yeo Ing King, deputy chairman Dato' Lim Choon Kin, secretary Dato’ Dr. Wong Sai Hou, who is also federal development officer and other leaders were present to play host to the well-wishers.
It was a joyous affair as the multi-racial crowd from all walks of life intermingled and enjoyed the wide variety of sumptuous food and entertaining lion dance and line dance performances.
Special guest Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek arrived at the function to a warm reception. He was greeted by five lion dance troupes as well as a tiger mascot representing the Year of the Tiger.
Also present at the function held between 11am and 2pm. were Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) division chairman Dato’ Donald Lim Siang Chai, Barisan Nasional component leaders and community leaders.
MCA Petaling Jaya Utara (PJU) secretary and Federal development officer Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou distributing mandarin oranges to his guests at the MCA PJU Chinese New Year 2010 open house.
During Chinese New Year mandarin oranges are symbolic of wealth.
Datin Jennifer, wife of Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou, handing out mandarain oranges to guests.
The riveting lion dance performance entertained the crowd during the MCA PJU Chinese New Year 2010 open house.
The guests from Jaycees Malaysia and Kiwanis Malaysia. First from right is Kiwanis Malaysia Lt. Governor Div 3 Ho Wah Ying.
The Line Dance Group put up a catchy line dance for the crowd.
The line dancers danced to a selection of popular Chinese songs.
The line dancers charmed the crowd with their sexy moves.
It was an enjoyable fun through line dance.
Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou (left) welcomes the arrival of MCA Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) division chairman Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai.
The arrival of special guest Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek.
A tiger mascot representing the Year of the Tiger greets Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek.
A rousing lion dance welcome for Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek who was presented with a bowl of white cabbage, oranges and flowers as a blessing from the lions during the performance.
Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou showing the way to Dato' Seri Chua Soi Lek.
Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek's arrival garnered most attention.
There is great excitement as the crowd wants to greet and shake hands with Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek.
"Its nice meeting you, Datuk Seri", say these guests.
Special guest Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek receives a warm welcome.
Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai, and a Happy Chinese New Year Nian Nian You Yu.
Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek wishing everyone Xin Nian Kuai Le ("Happy New Year").
Guests making a beeline for the wide variety of dishes served.
There is an impressive variety of tasty food to choose.
Guests had a choice of spicy Indian curry dishes.
Guests did the ceremonial "yee sang" tossing with the chopsticks. The tossing of yee sang is to attract good luck for all those present.
Tossing for prosperity: Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek (centre), Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou (5th from left), Yeo Ing King (5th from right) join Datin Jennifer (4th from right). Dato' Lim Choon Kin (3rd from right), Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai (1st frpm right) and Loh Seng Kok (2nd from left) among others in tossing yee sang at the celebration.
A lion dance troupe came over to greet Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek while he was enjoying a sit-down sumptuous meal.
After the meal, Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek gave an impromptu press conference flanked by Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou (on Datuk Seri Chua's right) and Yeo Ing King (on Datuk Seri Chua's left).
When this reporter (1st from left, in blue t-shirt) from Bernama asked whether Datuk Seri Chua will be contesting in the coming MCA party polls, he pointed towards the sky with a smile Only God knows the answer.
Some photoshots of Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek taken during the press conference.
Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek answering a call during the press conference.
Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek had on 4th March 2010 announced his stunning resignation as MCA deputy president to pave the way for fresh party elections.
One for the album: Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek and Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou with the 1Malaysia scrolls unfurlled by the lions posed for group photo.
New Year Greetings: Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou (3rd from left), Dato' Lim Choon Kin (3rd from right, front row), community leader Gan Keng (2nd from right) and Yeo Ing King (1st from right) among others in extending greetings for Chinese New Year.
Dato' Donald Lim Siang Chai (4th from right) posed for group photo with Dato' Dr. Wong Sai Hou (3rd from right) and the team.