March 2, 2010

Thousands throng ADUN Bukit Lanjan Elizabeth Wong Chinese New Year 2010 open house


A huge turnout estimated to be more than 5,000 people of all races from all walks of life thronged the ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong Chinese New Year 2010 open house at Dewan Serbaguna, MBPJ in Jalan BU3/1, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.on Saturday 27th February 2010.

The gracious host YB Elizabeth Wong, who is Selangor exco for Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment was touched by the strong support from the people who came from near and afar to wish her “gong xi fa cai” for a happy prosperous year.

It was good to see the different communities came to celebrate the Chinese New Year together as true Malaysians in mutual respect, harmony and unity.

The crowd, comprising the old and the young, were in jovial mood as they mingled and enjoyed themselves with a sumptuous spread of local delicacies and rousing performances of acrobatic lion dance and Chinese orchestra.

Among the VIPs present were Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim, Selangor Economic Advisor and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Selangor Exco for Local Government, Study and Research Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Also present were leaders from Pakatan Rakyat coalition partners PAS and DAP as well as several foreign dignitaries from Ireland, Taiwan, Singapore, Germany, etc.

When Datuk Seri Anwar, a former finance minister, arrived at the open house, everyone in the crowd behaved excitedly and many extended their hands to greet him.

Datuk Seri Anwar has this great charisma and fiery oratorical skills that the audience roared out in thunderous cheer and applause at the end of his Chinese New Year speech.



Gracious host :

ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong played host to a rather large crowd at the Chinese New Year 2010 open house. Guests had a memorable visit and the best possible time while they were with her.


A lion dance performance at the ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong Chinese New Year open house to bring good luck for the new year.


ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong welcomes guests to the open house.


YB Elizabeth Wong proved the gracious host when she personally greeted every guest who came to the open house.


VIP guests :
Large crowds including prominent businessmen, foreign dignitaries and VIP guests thronged the Chinese New Year open house of ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong.


The God of Prosperty ("choy san") exchange greetings with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail on their arrival.


The crowd jostled to meet and greet Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's arrival garnered most attention.


Its amzaing to see the crowd all want to greet him and shake hands with him.


A foreign dignitary greets Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.


A foreign dignitary from Taiwan greets Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.


Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim gets a warm reception on his arrival at the CNY open house.


Gombak MP and PKR vice president Mohamed Azmin Ali (left) and Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua (right) greet Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim.


Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo-Burne (left) greets Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim.


YB Elizabeth Wong accompanied Subang MP and PKR vice president R. Sivarasa (right) upon his arrival at the CNY open house.


Batu MP and PKR strategic director Tian Chua arrives at the CNY open house.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (left) and Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim.


(From left): Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim and Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad, who is PAS Shah Alam division head and central political bureau member.


Masteron Group executive chairman Dato' Dr. Choy Fook On (standing, 2nd from right), its property and development division general manager James S. H. Lim (standing, 1st from right) and other team members posing for photograph with Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim (sitting, centre), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (sitting, right) and Batu MP Tian Chua (sitting, left).

Reminds Mai Tomyam of the 18-storey Menara Choy Fook On towering over Jalan Yong Shook Lin in Section 7, Petaling Jaya, on the same street with MBPJ Civic centre.



ADUN Seri Kembangan YB Ean Yong Hian Wah (left) and Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo-Burne.
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PKR leader Chua Jui Meng (left), YB Elizabeth Wong (centre) and Subang MP R. Sivarasa (right).


Gombak MP and PKR vice president Mohamed Azmin Ali (left) chatting with Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua.


(From left) Selangor exco for local government, study and research committee YB Ronnie Liu (left), YB Elizabeth Wong (centre) and Batu MP and PKR strategic director Tian Chua.


YB Elizabeth Wong (centre) and PKR strategic director Tian Chua (3rd from right) posing for photograph together with other members.


Festive mood: Everyone join in a sing-along Chinses New Year song “He Xin Nian


Greetings :
The most popular greeting that you usually says when you meet someone during Chinese New Year is 'Gong Xi Fa Cai' or Happy Chinese New Year.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wishing "Gong xi fa cai, Nian nian you yu", all the lucky greetings for everyone.


Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai and a very happy, healthy and prosperous Chinese New Year.


"Gong xi fa cai to everyone!! May you have a good, healthy and prosperous year in the year of the tiger".


Lion dance :
VIP guests enjoy a traditional lion dance welcome. It was really nice to welcome the VIP guests. The colour, noise and tradition make a unique cultural spectacle for the guests to enjoy.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim gets a traditional lion dance welcome upon his arrival at the CNY open house.


Two lion dance troupes give a rousing welcome to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid Bin Ibrahim.


Subang MP R. Sivarasa gets a lion dance welcome upon his arrival at the CNY open house.


Gombak MP and PKR vice president Mohamed Azmin Ali gets a lion dance welcome upon his arrival.


Lion dance troupes greets the arrival of Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad.


A traditional lion dance to mark the leap into the Chinese New Year of the Tiger to bring good luck, good fortune and prosperity to everyone at the CNY open house.


Well wishes :

There were Chinese New Year speeches by the host ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong, Subang MP and PKR vice-president R. Sivarasa and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim among others wishing a happy Chinese New Year to all who celebrates the festival.


Welcome speech: ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong looks absolutely stunning as she presents her speech welcoming and wishing everyone "Gong Xi Fa Cai" and a happy Chinese New Year of the Tiger.


Subang MP and PKR vice-president YB R. Sivarasa wishes everyone a happy and prosoperous Chinese New Year.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wishes everyone all the best in the Year of the Tiger with good health, fortune and full of joys.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is a skilled orator and delivered a fiery speech. He can really make you sit up and listen.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim spoke on the missing jet engines ...


... and the new submarine that could not dive due to technical problem.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's speech garnered enthusiastic approval from the audience.


God of Prosperity "Choy San" :
The God of Prosperity (choy san) making his appearances to bring good luck and blessings by giving ang pows containing money.


ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong and the God of Prosperity (choy san) handing out ang pow (red packet) to excited children and adults as well.
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God of Prosperity "choy san" giving ang pows to children. Ang pow is a symbol of goodwill to bless the children with health and good fortune in their studies or jobs.


God of Prosperity "choy san" gives out ang pows (red packets of money) to the younger ones who are not yet married.


Good luck symbols :
During Chinese New Year, auspicious words written in black ink on red papers are hung on walls and doors. These words are expressions of good wishes for the family in the new year.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail trying their hands at Chinese calligraphy on red paper.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail putting the final strokes to the words "hu" (虎 tiger) and "fu" (福 good luck) respectively.


Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail holding the character "fu" (福) which means good luck blessings and happiness and her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim holding the character "hu" (虎) which means tiger, regarded as a symbol of bravery, justice, strength and power.


Very nice you have done a great job.


High pole lion dance :
Lion dances are performed during Chinese New Year to bring good luck and to drive away bad spirits. The Keadilan Lion Dance Troupe perform acrobatic stunts on top high metal poles representing plum blossom trees.


The acrobatic movements of the lion dance are a sight to see.


It was a spectacular and thrilling performance with the auspicious lion jumping from pole to pole.
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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (right, in red batik shirt and dark glasses) with Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail watching an acrobatic lion dance performance.


The lion unfurled a red scroll with a message wishing everyone good luck and prosperity for the new year.


Selangor state exco and ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong (3rd from right), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (centre, in red batik shirt), Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (3rd from left) and Kelana Jaya MP Gwo-Burne Loh (2nd from right) among others wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai.


Tiger face painting :
There was great demand at the face painting booth with many people gathered to get their faces painted to look like the face of a tiger. What a fun way to welcome the Chinese New Year of the
Tiger. Grrrr…


A face painter keeps the kids entertained at the ADUN Bukit Lanjan CNY open house.


Girls with painted face have fun roaring like a tiger.


Children love to have their faces painted.


A father finds it hard to resist the fun of being painted up as a tiger face.


Selangor state exco and ADUN Bukit Lanjan YB Elizabeth Wong (back row, third from right), Subang MP and PKR vice-president R. Sivarasa (back row, second from right) posing with a group of tiger face paint girls.


Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim posing with a group of tiger face paint girls.


Batu MP and PKR strategic director Tian Chua posing with a group of tiger face paint girls.


Delicious fare :

Guests patronised the many booths that served free local delights.


The huge turnout at the ADUN Bukit Lanjan Chinese New Year open house.


Overwhelming attendance at the CNY open house.


The CNY open house brings the various races together.


The crowd queueing to get their plate of fried chickens.


The biggest crowd is at the booth serving Malaysia's favourite food satay.


Helping out: Manning the booth to hand out mandarin oranges, bottles of mineral water and packets of food were 25 scouts from SMK BU 3, SMK BU 4, SMK Tropicana, SMK Damansara Jaya and SMK Bandar Sri Damansara 2.
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