Performances, merit awards at CNY celebration

James Kon

Thirty-nine children of the members of Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCC) BSB received recognition for their hard work in achieving excellent results in 2019 academic year, during the CCC Chinese New year celebration held on Sunday night at Emperor’s Court restaurant of Manggis Mall.

The selected students were presented with Merit Awards at the celebration.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin and his spouse Datin Nurhayana Janis binti Abdullah Lim were the guests of honour.

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam Yu Hong and her spouse Yu Jie, Pehin Kapitan Lela Diraja Dato Paduka Goh King Chin as well as several prominent figures in the local Chinese community and members of the diplomatic corps were present.

The minister joined the invited guests and executive members of CCC BSB in tossing Yee Sang as a symbol of prosperity in the coming year.

The crowd was entertained by local singer Wu Pei Pei and students from St Andrew’s School who performed traditional Chinese dances.

The highlight of the celebration was the tossing for Chinese New Year by the executive committee of CCC BSB led by President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce BSB Malcolm Lim Tiong Han @ Lim Peh Beng and Dato Jack, the organising chair of the celebration.

Capping the dinner reception was the lucky draw where prizes ranging from air tickets to ang pow were distributed.

Guests of honour Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin and his spouse Datin Nurhayana Janis binti Abdullah Lim in a group photo at the event. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
The minister and spouse join the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam Yu Hong and her spouse Yu Jie, as well as senior members of CCC during the tossing of Yee Sang
CCC BSB President Malcolm Lim Tiong Han @ Lim Peh Beng presents the Merit Award to a recipient.
A cultural performance at the celebration