Saturday, February 09, 2008

Foreign guests get a taste of local culture at Boulevard Hotel

IT was a thrilling first-time experience for some tourists from abroad during the lion dance performance at the Boulevard Hotel Kuala Lumpur on the first day of Chinese New Year.

The lion dance kept the crowd at the hotel lobby in awe as they showed their skills on the 2.5m high stilts.

Photographs of the performance were taken by both the foreign and local onlookers as the skilled performers jumped from stilt to stilt.

Majestic: The guests were awestruck by the lion dance performance.

Earlier the lion dancers, accompanied by the sounds of cymbals and gongs, did their rounds at the hotel's Wild Rice Restaurant and the Flutes Living Room Lobby Bar as a symbolic effort to chase off bad luck and bring in the good luck.

Along with the troupe was also the God of Prosperity who gave out red packets to hotels guests and spectators.

Hotel general manager James Loo said the lion dance was a compulsory annual affair for the hotel during the season.

“This performance has been on the hotel's annual calendar of events since the hotel opened its door to the public in 2005.

“The dance showcases Malaysia's multi-racial life to our guests,” he said.

Source : STAR
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