MBKS’ ‘Chap Goh Mei 2024 Concert’ on Feb 24 to mark end of CNY festivities

Wee (centre) and others pose for a group photo with Chap Goh Mei 2024 Concert posters after a press conference at the MBKS complex in Kuching on Feb 20, 2024.

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, Feb 20: Celebrate the end of the Chinese New Year festivities with family and friends at the Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) ‘Chap Goh Mei 2024 Concert’, set to take place this Saturday (Feb 24).

According to MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, this is the second time the concert will be part of the celebration marking the 15th and final day of the Chinese New Year festival. It is set to feature a lineup of international and local artists to showcase the rich tapestry of Chinese heritage and traditions.

A poster for the MBKS Chap Goh Mei 2024 Concert on Feb 24, 2024.

“The concert will start at 7pm at our MBKS Theatre (Floating Stage) here. This is the second time we will be hosting this event.

“And this year, we will begin with our traditional culture (sic) of lion and dragon dance. And, of course, we invited all of the artistes, with a focus on local talent.

“There will also be a fireworks display to light up the sky and enhance the excitement and spectacle of the festivities,” Wee told reporters at a press conference today at the MBKS complex here.

Admission to the concert is free.

“The concert will end at around 10.30pm or 11pm, providing nearly three hours of free entertainment. Note that we do not provide seats, but we will have some chairs ready for those who need them, especially senior citizens.

“In case anyone becomes thirsty, everyone in the audience will receive a free bottle of mineral water. So these are examples of community engagement, which is an ongoing effort by the council,” Wee added.

Based on a press handout, among those supporting the concert are official radio partner TEA FM, official broadcaster TVS, and sponsors such as the Kuching Love Book Association, 38 Yayasan Amal Cinta, Imperial Hotel Kuching, Tay Motors, and Skyram Enterprise. — DayakDaily