One of my favourite thing during Chinese New Year is the Lion Dance. We had it in our office 2 years back, but didn't have it last year because at the time the new social committee wasn't set up yet. So this year (2008/2009), being a social committee member, I strongly pushed for the idea of hiring a Lion Dance troupe to our office, and it was approved!
I prefer the red one.
The lions were good at posing.
I loved it when they danced around the pond, so lively and cute~
They were not just dancing and hopping around, they played with each other, playfully disturbed each other and my colleagues (even my bosses from U.S.), and also fight over the plate of fruits. Everything was part of the play of course, but they did it so funny that amused the audience all time.
The red lion won and got to eat up the fruits.
Fruits got eaten by the lion.
We didn't use this troupe before, I simply google-d 'Lion Dance troupe KL' and Khuan Loke Association Lion Dance Troupe was in the list. They were very punctual - we agreed to start at 3PM, they reached at 2:30PM and discussed with us the route (to go around our office), prepared the fruits and hung the lettuce up the roof. The dance was great and they finished it within the time frame we gave - 1 hour. The people were friendly and polite too. Hope to have them again next year!