World Acrobatic Lion Dance Competition


Melaka
Sunday 13 August 2017


I have got a chance to get close to the following teams and they are from Negeri Sembilan, China, Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore. The event is labelled 2017年 Dataran Pahlawan 杯世界高樁狮王邀请赛.


Indonesia, and Hong Kong also participated in this event held within the west concourse of Dataran Pahlawan.


These are the marks given to performances before the opening ceremony.

Cambodia 8.01 Vietnam 8.17 China 8.98 Malaysia 8.94


Datuk Wira Gan Boon Leong welcomed teams members and officiated the event while Sam Ong of Dataran Pahlawan highlted the new shopping experiences.


The Chinese in Melaka likes the lion because they see the lion as a  symbol of auspiciousness.
A very good example of lion can be seen at the entrances of Cheng Hoon Teng temple and they are made of wood. Stone lions are found on entrances of all other temples in Melaka.


Lion dances is an important component of traditional Chinese procession and ceremonies.


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