Over 800 people turned out for the Mid-Autumn Festival 2010 celebration on Saturday 18th September 2010 at Taman Aman basketball court in Section 20 Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya.
The event was organised by the office of ADUN Kampung Tunku state assemblyman YB Lau Weng San for the local community in the Kampung Tunku constituency to come together and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in the spirit of muhibbah (goodwill) and unity.
The festival will be celebrated by the Chinese community on Wednesday September 22, 2010. The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Mooncake and Lantern Festival.
YB Lau Weng San who was pleased with the turnout played host to the large crowd who comprised residents in the Kampung Tunku constituency, community leaders, residents of several old folks homes, orphanages and NGOs. It was a great thing for the community. The support was really great here.
The guest of honour was Selangor state exco for Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment and Bukit Lanjan state assemblywoman YB Elizabeth Wong who was greeted on her arrival by two lions dance troupe and the merry crowd.
Present at the event were Petaling Jaya Utara PAS Youth wing chairman Azri Mohamad Arish and Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) councillor Jeyaseelen Anthony who is in charge of service areas covering Section 20 Taman Paramount, Section 21 SEA Park and Section 22, Taman Len Seng.
Also present were Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association (RA) chairman Gan Keng, Section 21 SEA Park Rukun Tetangga (RT) deputy chairman Cliff Yin, Taman Len Seng (Section 22) Rukun Tetangga chairman G. Rajendram, Kiwanis Malaysia Lt Governor Div 3 Ho Wah Ying and CIMB Bank SEA Park branch manager Ong Kooi Hooi.
The highlight of the event was a colourful lantern parade led by YB Lau Weng San, YB Elizabeth Wong, PJU PAS Youth chairman Azri Mohamad Arish and two lion dance troupes into the lake gradens of Taman Aman.
Food was served buffet style and there were songs, lion dance and line dance performances to entertain everyone present.
Children with colourful and brightly-lit paper lanterns.
The joyful faces of children glowing amid brightly-lit lanterns.
The festival brought the various races together to celebrate in the spirit of harmony and unity.
It was nice to see these lanterns became a symbol of racial harmony.
Petaling Jaya Utara (PJU) PAS Youth wing chairman Azri Mohamad Arish and his family members join in the fun. A living witness to the racial harmony that exists in the country.
Colourful lanterns, happy faces.
Two lions dance troupes greeted the arrival Selangor state exco YB Elizabeth Wong.
On hand to receive the guest 0f honour YB Elizabeth Wong was the gracious host YB Lau Weng San.
The beats of the lion drummer.
The lion dance to the roaring beats.
The children enjoy the lion dance.
A lion dance performance thrill the crowd.
The lions presented a ceremonial plate of pomelo and vegetables to the gracious host YB Lau Weng San.
ADUN Kampung Tunku state assemblyman YB Lau Weng San posed with the two lions after its graceful and majestic performance.
PJU PAS Youth wing chairman Azri Mohamad Arish (left) and YB Lau Weng San posed with the lions.
YB Lau Weng San in his welcome speech thanked everyone present for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration.
The festival helps promote goodwill, understanding and harmony among the people.
A line dance performance.
An energetic line dance performance thrilled the crowd.
Children from Siddhartan Care Centre presented a song and dance number.
Free lanterns were distributed to children and adults.
A variety of food were served buffet style.
There was plenty of food to go around.
Guests enjoying their meal.
PJU PAS Youth wing chairman Azri Mohamad Arishdeom (first from right) and his wife (first from left) posed with YB Elizabeth Wong and YB Lau Weng San.
YB Elizabeth Wong (left) and Chusy Goh striking a pose for the cameras.
(From left) SEA Park Rukun Tetangga (RT) committees Wendy Khoo and Jimmy Tee, YB Lau Weng San and SEA Park Residents Association (RA) chairman Gan Keng.
YB Lau Weng San and Susan Chan.
(From left) Wong Ah Wah, PJU PAS Youth wing chairman Azri Mohamad Arish and Alex Ng.
MBPJ councillor Jeyaseelen Anthony and his family share the lantern fun of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
(From left) Khaw Siok Kim, Irene Tan, Alex Ng and Susan Chan.
(From left) PJU PAS Youth wing chairman Azri Mohamad Arish, YB Lau Weng San and YB Elizabeth Wong getting their lanterns ready for the parade in Taman Aman lake gardens.
Two lions dance troupe led the lantern parade into the Taman Aman lake gardens.
YB Elizabeth Wong, YB Lau Weng San and PJU PAS Youth wing chairman Azri Mohamad Arish participated in the lantern parade at Taman Aman lake gardens.
Children and adults parade down the Taman Aman lake gardens with their brightly-lit lanterns.
The adults were among those who took part in the lantern parade.
It was good to see children of all races joyfully participating in the lantern parade.