CMAA lion dancers ready to roar for Chinese New Year

Tan (left) presenting the costumers to Nguang. Also seen is Kong (right).

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KUCHING, Jan 26: The Chinese Martial Art Association (CMAA) lion dance troupe is all geared up to add colour, thunderous beats and festive joy during the coming Chinese New Year celebrations.

CMAA lion dance troupe coaches Nelson Nguang and Calvin Kong have welcomed the latest decision by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to allow lion dance performances on the first to fourth days of the spring festival celebration as well as on Chap Goh Meh.

The team has also received a boost with sponsorship of newly designed costumes from its advisor Kapitan Tan Kun Gee yesterday (Jan 25).


“Our team members are all eager to go all out and perform to usher in the Year of the Tiger after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Similarly, we believe many homes are longing and looking forward to seeing lions in action during Chinese New Year,” the coaches said in press release today.

Nguang and Kong, who have years of experience in managing and coaching the lion dance troupe assured that the team members will abide by all standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by SDMC. — DayakDaily