Kota Sentosa rep lauds unity in diversity displayed at mooncake-making competition

Yap (fifth left), Sim (fourth right), Katsn chairperson Lim Mei Yek (third right), and other committee members pose for a photo during the Halal Mooncake-Making Competition.

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KUCHING, Sept 24: Kuching Surimas Fans of Art, Dance, and Music Association, in collaboration with Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall, held a Halal Mooncake-Making Competition.

The competition was held to promote the Mid-Autumn Festival tradition, culture, and arts at the mall from Sept 22 to Oct 1.

According to a press statement issued by Kuching Surimas Fans of Art, Dance, and Music Association, the competition was judged by Master Chef Goh Ah Seng of Hoi Tin Loi Restaurant and chairman of Kuching Chef How Yu Association.

“There were 10 contestants and they performed brilliantly to make the perfect snowskin mooncake,” the associatio said.

The event was witnessed by Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap, who was quite impressed with Goh’s display of his mooncake-making skills.

“He also commended the different races that have joined in the contest which truly showcases our unity in diversity through the competition.

“He also added that through unity, we can build a strong and peaceful country that will bring prosperity to everyone.”

The association further stated that the prizes were presented by Datuk Sim Kiang Chiok, the chairman of Kuching Suriamas Fans of Art, Dance, and Music to the winners. In first place was Cindy Kamsiah Anteh, followed by De Arie in second and Teochew Association Women Association in third place.

According to the statement, Yap also visited the Gifted Art Gallery and was amazed by the beautiful paintings by 13 special children and young adults on display.

He made a contribution to support the Kuching Association of Talent Development and Welfare of Special Needs’ (KATSN) activities with a Minor Rural Project (MRP) grant of RM5,000.

Various activities and competitions are being held as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration at Plaza Merdeka to bring social interaction to foster unity in diversity. — DayakDaily