MCA Kelana Jaya
Ong Chong Swen
王 锺 璇
Today is :
Festive colours of 1Malaysia on
Children of all ages
and races receiving their lanterns
Children playing with
candles at Sunway Pyramid’s blue entrance.
The mix of lion
dancers and people carrying ‘bunga mangga’ gave
the parade a special 1Malaysia feel.
The ‘tabla’ troupe’s
energetic drumming adds a strong Indian element
to the three-in-one celebration.
More than 2,000 took part in Sunway Pyramid's
Raya Tanglung 1Malaysia Parade recently.
a three-in-one celebration of Hari Raya,
Mid-Autumn festival and Malaysia Day.
Customers of all races and ages were given free
lanterns with lit candles and encouraged to join
in the almost 2km parade inside and outside the
There were lion dancers, dragon dancers, a
kompang troupe, tabla troupe, bunga mangga
bearers and children carrying jalur gemilang to
represent the unity and spirit of 1Malaysia.
than 1,000 participants received goodie bags and
lucky draw numbers.
Winners took home more than 80 lucky draw
prizes, including a television set.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Wira
Chor Chee Heung launched the parade.
He noted that Malaysia was a colourful melting
pot where different races and culture have lived
in harmony for 54 years after Merdeka.
Also present at the parade were Sunway Group
founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah,
Sunway Group executive committee member Puan Sri
Dr Susan Cheah, Kelana Jaya MCA division chief
Ong Chong Swen, Sunway Group property investment
division managing director Datuk Ngeow Voon
Yean, Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust
Management Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk
Jeffrey Ng, Sunway Shopping Malls CEO H.C. Chan
and Sunway Shopping Malls chief operating
officer Kevin Tan.