Taman Paramount residents celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Childen enjoying themselves holding their lighted lanterns
Children carrying lighted paper lanterns to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival hosted by RT Seksyen 20A in Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya.

Residents of Taman Paramount Section 20A in Petaling Jaya came together on September 7, 2014 to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival for the first time organised by the Rukun Tetangga (RT) Seksyen 20A Paramount Garden.

About 200 residents, young and old, participated in Pesta Tanglung that was held at the covered outdoor basketball court in Jalan 20/19.

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month (September 8, this year).

RT Seksyen 20A chairman Kong Poh Heon said he was happy with the good turnout as the event was organised for the first time.

“We are happy to be able to organise an evening for the residents to gather in goodwill for our first Mid-Autumn celebration.

“It is a good opportunity to foster closer ties amongst residents and promote racial harmony,” he said.

Kids and adults enjoying the tradition of carrying lanterns on Mid-Autumn Festival
Kids and adults enjoying the tradition of carrying lanterns to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The guest of honour was Kampung Tunku state assemblyman Lau Weng San who wished everyone Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. He announced a contribution of RM5,000 from his state constituency fund to RT Seksyen 20A to carry out community projects.

Other guests for the evening included Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor Jeyaseelen Anthony, Taman Paramount Resident Association chairman Kassim Bin Salleh, treasurer Rachel Hew, RT Seksyen 22 chairman Rajendra and representatives from RT Seksyen 21 Sea Park.

People from other races also join in the celebration
People from other races also join in the fun celebration.

Kong said he was thankful to Lau and Jeyaseelen for securing the funding needed to build a roof for the outdoor basketball court costing RM300,000

There was plenty of choices on the buffet, mooncakes, lantern-making competition, music and songs performances and lantern parade.

The lantern-making competition using at least 80% recycled materials  attracted quite a few wonderful designs. Lau and Jeyaseelen were appointed  judges for the lantern-making competition.

The lantern parade saw children and parents headed out to Taman Aman recreation park, beside the basketball court, to walk with their lighted lanterns of various shapes and sizes.

 

Residents enjoy good food at Pesta Tanglung
Lots of “makan makan” for all to enjoy the good food.
Good turnout at RT Seksyen 20A
Good turnout to the first Mid-Autumn Festival organised by RT Seksyen 20A in Taman Paramount.
Lantern-making contest using recycled materials
Lantern-making contest using 80% recycled materials. 
Jeyaseelen (left) and Lau Weng San judging the lantern-making contest
Jeyaseelen (left) and Lau Weng San judging the winners of the lantern-making contest.
Lantern-making contest first prize winner Toh Suzane
Lantern-making contest first prize winner Toh Suzane, 10, receives her prize from Lau Weng San.
Jeyaseelen sings along to a great karaoke song.
Jeyaseelen belts out a song to the delight of the crowd.
(From left) Raj, Kassim Salleh, Jeyaseelen, Lau Weng San, Kong Poh Heon, Rachel Hew and Rajendran
(From left) Raj, Kassim Salleh, Jeyaseelen, Lau Weng San, Kong Poh Heon, Rachel Hew and Rajendran. 

 

 

 

 

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