| Aziz Idris |
THE Teng Yun Temple located in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan was abuzz last night with a special performance from a Chinese opera troupe to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also known as the Mooncake Festival.
The Chinese community in Brunei celebrates the festival on 15th of the eighth month of the Lunar calendar. Friends and relatives gather in a reunion to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.
A huge crowd, which included foreign diplomats, turned up to watch the opera which showed the history of the festival and the glittering lanterns made by schoolchildren to enliven the event.
Dragon and lion dances will be held at the temple at 8am on September 15, according to Pang Eng Guan, deputy chairman of the organising committee.
The Chinese opera will be held at the temple for 12 days, except on Thursdays.
Meanwhile, 10 local photographers from a group called ‘Open Shutter’ practised night photography at the event.