Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lion Dance Performance At Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

KOTA KINABALU, SABAH (February 13, 2013) - Hyatt Regency Kinabalu treated their hotel guest and members of the public to a five-star Chinese New Year lion dance performance on the second day of Chinese New Year to usher in the Year of the Snake.

The event enthralled those who were present in the hotel, particularly its foreign guest who had never seen the traditional cultural art form. The award-winning troupe from Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Yick Nam from Inanam showcased their supreme acrobatic skills, with a quest by the lion to pluck the auspicious green (vegetable) tied to a red envelope, hanged high from the ground. The lion dance is an important tradition for the Chinese community which believed to bring good luck, fortune and happiness.

Present at the show were Hyatt Regency Kinabalu's Board of Directors, comprising chairman Datuk Gordon Leong, Managing Director Maisuri bin Besri, Director Chua Soon Ping, and hotel's general manager Arifin Darmawan, Director of Sales and Marketing Reuben Lim and Director of Finance Wilis Prastowo among others. 

After a 45 minute crowd-pleasing performance, 8 lions, to represent prosperity, visited all public areas and back areas of the hotel property to "bless' the offices and bring good luck.

A few more entertained the throngs of hotel guest and local patrons by posing for pictures and showing them their dance moves

At the Chinese Restaurant Prosperity Yee Sang, is a must-have on the menu during Chinese New Year. Perfect for family reunions, friends and gathering of business associates, the Yee Sang is believed to promote prosperity and build camaraderie. Our Yee Sang has been carefully selected from the finest fresh salmon, tuna and abalone, priced from RM68++ onwards.

in addition, two set menus are available during the festive season with a starting price from RM88.80 per person for a minimum of five persons per booking. The menus feature all the usual Chinese New Year must-have as well as premium ingredient for the season.

These are available until the end of the festive period which falls on 24 February 2013, For buffet lovers, the all-you-can-eat Prosperity Dim Sum promotion at The Chinese Restaurant is available from 9.00 am to 2.30 pm from 9 to 12 February.

From left-hotel's general manager Arifin Darmawan, Chairman Datuk Gordon Leong,Director Chua Soon Ping and Managing Director Maisuri Besri posed with the lions at the end of the performance
The lion dance performance at the hotel's car park lot which attracted guests and member's of the public as early at 8.30am

Julia Chan
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Public Relations Manager
+60 88 22 1234

About Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, a 288-room hotel, is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu's business, Shopping and entertaiment hub, overlooking the beautiful coral islandd of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the South China Sea. Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers newly renovated guestrooms, exceptional service, modern comforts, and dazzling choice of local and international cuisine. Reservation for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu can be made by calling +60 88 22 1234 or visiting

About Hyatt Regency Hotels
Hyatt Regency offers a full range of services and facilities tailored to serve the needs of meeting planners, business travelers and leisure guests. Properties generally range in size from 200 to over 2,000 rooms and are conveniently located in urban, suburban, airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Hyatt Regency convention hotels feature spacious meeting and conference facilities designed to provide a productive environment. Hyatt Regency hotels in resort locations cater to couples seeking a getaway, families enjoying vacation together and corporate goups seeking a relaxed atmosphere in which to conduct business and meetings.