Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most important Chinese festival at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese Calendar. Within China, regional customs and traditions brought forth the festivities as an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner, with the red themed colour streaked everywhere for good fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity.
Eco Club Malaysia hosted an open for the Chinese New Year celebration at the KAGC main lobby last Friday, February 10, 2017. The event, aptly named “Flourishing for Sprout,” intends to gather guests, employees and students to celebrate the Chinese New Year together as a family.
Among the esteemed guests who arrived was Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Tuan Haji Dr Yahaya Ibrahim, known as the Tokoh Pendidikan who has devoted more than 55 years to the education industry both public and private and Malaysia.
The open house event was officiated by Edmund Chung, KAGC’s Program Director who was very much delighted by the amount of people who attended the open house.
The open house followed up with the iconic Yee Sang Prosperity Toss activity – a Cantonese-style raw fish salad, mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Often served as an appetizer as part of a multi-dish dinner for the Chinese New Year festivities, Yee Sang is seen as symbolism of “good luck” for the new year. Guests were also treated to a full-fledged buffet lunch.
As the open house’s namesake, “Flourishing for Sprout,” guests are also invited to adopt a lemon sapling via a donation where Eco Club Malaysia is pleased to announce all the lemon saplings set for adoption were all taken up by the open house’s guests.
Guests were also taken up to a Chinese calligraphy challenge, a form of writing art since the ancient China.