| Daniel Lim |
CHINESE New Year celebrations continue across the nation with the festivities for the second week.
The Keija Association held its first celebration at the Grand Ballroom of the V-Plaza Hotel in Kuala Belait on Friday.
Over 300 association members and their families attended the event.
President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the Belait District Loo Soon Nin was the guest of honour.
Association Chairman Nyau Mee Liang said the event marked a new beginning for the association established in January.
Deputy Chairman and event Organising Chairman Teddie Lin expressed gratitude to association committee members, noting that their efforts ensured everyone enjoyed the occasion.
Association members presented red envelopes to attendees, following which the Yee Sang toss was held to usher fortune, luck, and prosperity.
The event was enlivened with song and dance performances. Games and activities were also held for the children.
Meanwhile, Chung Hwa Middle School BSB Kindergarten marked the occasion with a spectacular display on February 14.
The celebration started with the children singing and reciting Chinese poems, followed by teachers staging a dance.
The parents and the children, some in Chinese attire, enjoyed the performances.
Assistant Principal Sim Man-Ling said, “It is wonderful to see the children showing their talent and keeping the Chinese tradition alive.”
Meanwhile, the KB Sentral Shopping Centre (KB Sentral) Event Management shared the festive joy with families residing in the Belait District on February 12.
Held as a part of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the ‘Sentral Limpahan Kasih’ CNY edition provided a helping hand to underprivileged families.
Nine members of the Old Folks Home in Seria were the programme’s first recipients.
The KB Sentral team was welcomed to the home by Sophia, who then received the donations sponsored mainly by Jaya Hypermart.
The contribution included essentials such as bags of rice, cooking oil, Mandarin oranges, mineral water, soft drinks, eggs, and detergent.
In Sungai Teraban, three recipients – Ah Suk, Ah Foo and Ah Cha who are housemates together with other family members – received similar donations.