SIDMA College – Lion Dance for Prosperity

Ushering the 2013 Chinese New year – the year of Snake, SIDMA College City Campus, UNITAR International University Sabah invited a special lion dance performance for SIDMA Childcare Centre (Didi Childcare) children and UNITAR Sabah students at SIDMA Atrium on 26th February 2013.

The lion dancers troupe from Penampang Fook Tet Kung Temple; comprising of three (3) “lions” and 12 dancers performed a half an hour dance and acrobatic feats on pillars that were as high as three (3) meters to take a bunch of Chinese lettuce; exclusively for the thrill of the kids and students from the college.

The performance symbolized the lion stalking for food. After enjoying the lettuce, the lion then distributed it back to the Management of SIDMA College and audience who were present. While still on pillars, the lion then presented a prosperity scroll to Prof Dr. Morni Hj Kambrie, SIDMA Chairman; which signifies the showering of good luck to the college and all those around it.

Lion dancing by the music of beating drums, cymbals, and gongs, is believed to bring happiness, liveliness, courage and friendship to all, and also to scare away evil spirits.

Dr. Morni took the opportunity to present an ang pow to the leader of the lion troupe as gesture of gratitude for the blessing.

Also present during the ceremony were Ms Azizah Khalid Merican (Acting CEO), Pn Azalina Ngatimin (SIDMA Board of Directors), Ms Mary Monica Jiony (Chairperson, Board of Governance), Managers/ Head of Departments, lecturers and staff of SIDMA College, UNITAR Sabah.

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