Petaling Jaya Selatan gets rousing welcome to CNY of the Goat

(L-R) Rajiv Rishyakaran, Hannah Yeoh, Zuraida Kamaruddin, Haniza Mohd Talha and Hee Loy Sian
From left: Rajiv Rishyakaran, Hannah Yeoh, Zuraida Kamaruddin, Haniza Mohd Talha and Hee Loy Sian extend their Gong Xi Fa Cai greetings to all at the Chinese New Year 2015 Open House jointly hosted by elected representatives of PJ Selatan/Bukit Gasing/Taman Medan.

Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) ushered in the Chinese New Year of the Goat with a rousing welcome from the local community.

Everyone, young and old was in happy spirits and enjoyed the wide variety of Malay, Chinese and Indian foods and Chinese cultural performances which included dragon and lion dances, children orchestra show and fan dance.

The God of Prosperity was present to liven up the event by spreading cheer and prosperity.

The Chinese New Year open house was hosted by PJS MP Hee Loy Sian jointly with Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran and Taman Medan state assemblyman Haniza Mohd Talha.

This year it was held at Jalan 2/32 PJ Old Town, in front of SJK (C) Chen Moh on Feb 28.

Prosperity toss of yee sang
Hee, Rajiv and Haniza tossing the yee sang with their guests for a prosperous year ahead. 

Guests included Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin who represented Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, Subang MP R Sivarasa, Subang Jaya state assemblyman Hannah Yeoh and local community leaders.

Zuraida thanked Hee, Rajiv and Haniza for organising the event which she said was a rousing success with a large crowd supporting the event. She said she was asked by the Selangor Mentri Besar to represent him and to convey his best wishes of Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone as he had to attend to prior commitments in the state.

Hee, Rajiv and Haniza expressed joy and goodwill as they extended their Gong Xi Fa Cai and Xin Nian Kuai Le greetings to everyone present and hoped the Chinese New Year of the Goat will be a good and prosperous year for everyone.

The Petaling Jaya Selatan parliamentary constituency is made up of the Taman Medan and Bukit Gasing state constituencies.

PJS MP Hee Loy Sian distributing ang pow to children
Petaling Jaya Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian distributing ang pow to children.
The crowd receiving ang pow from Rajiv
The crowd receiving ang pow from Rajiv.
Haniza Mohd Talha handing out ang pow to visitors at PJS CNY 2015 open house
Haniza Mohd Talha handing out ang pow to visitors at PJS Chinese New Year 2015 open house.
Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin receiving a mandarin orange from the lion at the PJS CNY 2015 open house
Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin receiving a mandarin orange from a lion at the Petaling Jaya Selatan CNY 2015 open house.
The crowd at the Petaling Jaya Selatan CNY 2015 open house
Visitors enjoying the variety of Malaysian food at the Petaling Jaya Selatan Chinese New Year 2015 open house.
The God of Prosperity greeting visitors
The God of Prosperity brings cheer and prosperity to guests at the PJ Selatan CNY 2015 open house.
Chinese fan dance by school children
A fan dance performed by school children. 
Drum performance by school children
A drum performance by school children at the open house.
School children  performing orchestral music concert to the delight of the crowd
School children performing orchestral music concert to the delight of the crowd.
Dragon dance at PJS Chinese New Year open house 2015
A dragon dance performance at PJS Chinese New Year 2015 open house.
(L-R) Haniza, Zuraida, Hee and Rajiv and the God of Prosperity strike a pose with the dragon wrapped around them
(L-R) Haniza, Zuraida, Hee, Rajiv and the God of Prosperity strike a pose with the dragon wrapped around them.
An acrobatic lion dance troupe entertains and thrills the crowds with their amazing skills
A crowd watching a lion dance on high poles.
(L-R) Rajiv, Hee and Haniza received the plate of prosperity from the lion after the performance
From left: Rajiv, Hee and Haniza received the plate of prosperity from the lion after the performance.
(L-R) Subang MP R Sivarasa, Haniza Mohd Talha, Hee Loy Sian and Rajiv Rishyakaran
From left: Subang MP R Sivarasa, Haniza Mohd Talha, Hee Loy Sian and Rajiv Rishyakaran at the PJS CNY 2015 open house.