[VIDEO] 222ft dragon dance among unique displays during Siew San Teng Temple’s Tua Pek Kong birthday celebration

Devotees come together to carry the magnificent 222-foot dragon with pride.

By Christopher Lidom & Ashley Sim

KUCHING, March 11: A 222-foot-long dragon dance was among the unique displays during Siew San Teng Temple’s Tua Pek Kong birthday celebration.

The dragon dance was performed by the Sarawak Jing Ying Dragon and Lion Dance Association from Kuching, along with 146 other associations.

Starting at 4.30pm in front of the temple, various performances, such as lion dances and traditional and modern musical performances, including cultural and folk dance, were also played during the celebration.

Devotees and spectators eagerly anticipating the start of the procession outside the temple.
An up-close shot of the 222-foot dragon.

Apart from that, the colourful display and captivating music attracted some tourists to stop by and capture the moment with their mobile lenses.

Above is a photo of the dragon dance, while below is a photo of the lion dance.
Tourists pause amidst the colourful spectacle, seizing the opportunity to capture the magic with their mobile cameras.
Associations and bands that join the procession.

The event was also graced by Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian, who arrived at the temple at about 5pm.

He was later joined by Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng and other distinguished guests.

Wee joining the procession.
Devotees carrying the deity Tua Pek Kong.
Deity Tua Pek Kong

Siew San Teng Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kuching. The Tua Pek Kong’s birthday celebration is held triennially.

The last birthday celebration was held in 2018, and the celebration for 2021 was put on hold following the pandemic. — DayakDaily

Siew San Teng Temple.