Lions, dragons add colour to Lunar New Year

Wani Roslan

Nearly 100 dancers performed the lion and dragon dances, marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year, at the Teng Yun Temple in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday. Expatriates’ community, tourists and the public gathered at the temple as early as 7am to witness the performances.

Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) personnel were also stationed around the area to manage the crowd and traffic.

The Lunar New Year is an important event in the Chinese calendar where the people seek blessings on the eve and morning of the Lunar New Year before celebrating with their family members. Local Chinese communities took the opportunity to be with families and host ‘reunion dinners’ on the eve of the Lunar New Year.

ABOVE & BELOW: Teng Yun Temple executive committee members in a group photo during the festivity; and a lion interacting with the crowd. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI