A traditional Chinese opera was staged at the Teng Yu Chinese Temple yesterday evening, in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival. The performance will continue until September 24, except for Thursday night.
Guest of honour Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam Yu Hong and spouse, Yu Jie, were present. Also in attendance were Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Ong Tiong Oh and spouse, as well as Chairman of the Teng Yu Chinese Temple Lee Eng Ching.
In his welcoming remarks, Lee said, “Every year, the Teng Yu Chinese temple organises a Chinese opera for the public, in conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which attracts families, including children.”
The Chairman of the Teng Yu Chinese Temple thanked the 25-member opera troupe from the Xiamen Xiang An School in China, for coming to Brunei to give a live performance.
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Brunei Darussalam, in her speech, said, “This year, China marks 70th National Day, and the 28th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Brunei Darussalam and China. Late last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a State Visit to Brunei Darussalam, and recently Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited Nanjing, Jiangsu Province in the People’s Republic of China. We hope that the diplomatic relations will continue to flourish in the future,” she added.
The Chinese Ambassador and Yang Berhormat Ong then viewed colourful lanterns created by school students and the public for a lantern competition.
Later, the Chinese Ambassador presented prizes to the winners of the best lanterns.