Looking for the best venue to usher in the Chinese New Year?  Look no further.  At Resorts World Genting, there is a whole host of festivities lined up to celebrate the auspicious Year of the Dog this Chinese New Year. Visitors can look forward to joining in on the free-to-public and family fun events that are set to add excitement to the festive holidays.

The highlight is a never-seen-before attraction and the first “Dog Dance” show in the world titled ‘The Prosperity of 9’. Lion dances are typically seen but exclusively for the Year of the Dog is a show with dog lookalike costumes for a show of comedy and action with a storyline in the theme of the Chinese New Year. The nine dog mascots will include a Husky, a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a Doberman, a St. Bernard, an Akita Nu, a Samoyed and a Chow Chow to add some furry fun to the events. There will also be many other characters joining the show such as the humorous Choy San Yeh or God of Prosperity.

Choy San Yeh, Lion Dances and Firecrackers

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Festivities will be in full swing with Choy San Yeh and ‘blossom fairies’ parading around the resort as well. Eight gorgeous and graceful fairies named after different flowers including Azalea, Camelia and Peony will join along the parade at SkyAvenue from 14 February to 4 March.

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Make sure to catch the award winning Kwong Ngai Lion Dance show as they usher in the new year with eight golden lions and various stunts and acrobatics at Level 2 of SkyAvenue and the SkySymphony stage from 14 February to 4 March. A lion dance will also parade through the resort on the second day of Chinese New Year, 17 February by another internationally acclaimed Lion Dance winner and performer, Kun Seng Keng Lion & Dragon Dance Association for a special show.

Firecrackers will be lighted on the 15 February to mark the first day of the New Year, 23 February in celebration of Tien Kong (Sky God) and March 2, Chap Goh Mei (last day of Chinese Year Celebration) at the Lakeside at SkyAvenue.

SkySymphony’s Chinese New Year ‘Zodiac’ show

SkySymphony, known as the ‘Theatre of Lights and Sound’ at SkyAvenue mall is a free state-of-the-art fantastic feature at the SkyAvenue mall where 1,001 winch balls synchronise and move to form different shapes that come alive to tell a story. To mark the start of the Lunar New Year, Zodiac is a unique attraction that is a must-watch for visitors coming up to Resorts World Genting. This show specially produced for the occasion combines a rich history of Chinese art and astrology featuring the five elements Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood alongside the 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac. Visitors can catch the SkySymphony Chinese New Year show airing for a limited time from 20 January to 4 March on an hourly basis.


Tsui Chin (Image: www.rwgenting.com)
Tsui Chin (Image: www.rwgenting.com)

Those who want to sit back and relax for a night of entertainment can catch one of the many concerts hosted by Resorts World Genting. Starting off the performances on 15 February is Tsai Chin, beloved Taiwanese diva rendering classic songs and celebratory numbers with her concert ‘Tsai Chin Chinese New Year Eve Live in Genting. Next up, ‘Wang Jing- Best of Teresa Teng‘ will bring back fond memories of the legendary songstress with a sweet voice on 17-19 February and 23-25 February. Wang Jing gained prominence after emerging as winner of both the 2008 Teresa Teng Singing competition and 2010 Fall in Love with Teresa Teng Musical.

Hong Kong veterans Francis Yip, Elisa Chan and Maria Cordero will perform on 24 February during the ‘3 Asian Divas Live in Genting 2018’ tour as they return to wow the crowd with classic pop songs from the 80s and 90s. On 3 March, catch the ‘Best of Su Rey and Lee Yi Jun‘; Hailing from Taiwan, Su Rey is popular Chinese Pop Singer known for her hit song ‘The Same Moonlight’. Lee Yi Jun is a familiar voice frequently heard of television dramas, with over 30 albums released in Mandarin and Hokkien so far. Fans of TVB will recognise and eagerly anticipate ‘Lo Ka Leung Live in Concert 2018’. The Hong Kongactor and singer who is also known as Gallen Lo is loved for his charismatic charm. He has starred in numerous prime time television series and has eight albums under his belt.

The impressive celebrations may be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds and promises to be a benchmark for celebrations for future years to come at Resorts World Genting.

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