ADUN Kampung Tunku state assemblyman Lau Weng San’s service centre organised a Lantern Festival at the open car park next to former Ruby cinema, Jalan 21/19 SEA Park, Petaling Jaya on Saturday October 6, 2012.
About 600 people turned up at the event to enjoy the various activities lined-up which included line dance performance and a lantern riddle contest.
Host Lau Weng San led a lantern walkabout with the children and parents carrying colourful candle-lit paper lanterns.
“This event is held to bring the surrounding community together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival that show harmony and unity, especially the children who otherwise would have stay home play online games,” said Lau who used his state constituency allocation to fund the event.
Lau thanked the developer SEA Housing Corp. for use of the car park for the community event at no cost to his office.
MBPJ councillor (zone 19) Jeyaseelen said the event was held to foster closer rapport and strengthen unity among the multi-racial residents. He later handed out free reusable bags cycle bags to the residents to encourage them to use the bags every time they go shopping.
The event brought smiles and cheers to 35 children from Prudential Children Welfare Home. They were seen enjoying the fun of eating mooncakes and lighting the lanterns and walking around the streets during the lantern walkabout.
Also present at the event were representatives from Rukun Tetagga Seksyen 20A Paramount Garden and Rukun Tetangga Seksyen 21 Sea Park.
Guests were entertained by a line dance group and treated to mooncakes and food packed in Styrofoam box of Hainanese chicken rice, nasi lemak ayam goreng and Bak Chang (glutinous rice dumpling).