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Thursday, June 28, 2012

10th Genting World Lion Dance Championship 2012: Coming Soon 2012年第十届云顶世界狮王争霸战: 即将登场

The bi annual World Lion Dance Championship is once again here on 20-22 July 2012.  

两年一 度的世界狮王争霸战又再度的来临了。这次的比赛将于七月20-22举办。

 This year, the biggest and most   established world lion dance championship is back at Resorts World Genting,with a total of 29 lion dance teams from all over the world. What so special about the championship this year is that the championship is finally organising for the 10th time and celebrating 20th years anniversary.

  Thanks to Nuffnang and Resort World Genting for giving me the opportunity to attend the press conference this afternoon at Saloma Theater Restaurant.
感恩拿福能与云顶世界给与我这机会出席今天下午在Saloma Theater Restaurant的记者招待会。

Just like the name stated, the restaurant is named after the late singer and actress - Salmah Ismail or more know as Saloma.
就像名字一样,餐厅的名字取自于过世的歌手与演员- Salmah Ismail 或更广为人知的Saloma。

Also thanks to the sponsor for the lovely lunch.

After lunch, the conference starts with a speech from MC and VIPs.

Mr. Kevin Tann, Vice President promotion and Entertainment, Genting Malaysia Berhad.  
云顶马来西亚娱乐及促销部助理副总裁,Mr. Kevin Tann。

Mr. Leong Lik Thong, Chairman of Selangor & Federal Territory Lion Dance Association.

This time, 3 teams from each country are allowed (previously 2 teams) to participate. The total 29 teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macau,  Chinese Taipei, Japan, USA, Australia, and United Kingdom are going to make the lions come to live with the beat of the drums and their stunning acrobatic performances coupled with synchronized agility.
这次,各国派出多达3支狮队参赛(往年两支)。届时预料将会有将近40 30 支来自世界各地精英舞狮团队前来争取象征最高荣誉的狮王宝座,受邀国家包括马来西亚,新加坡、印尼、泰国、缅甸、越南、文莱、中国、香港、澳门、台湾、日本、美国、澳洲及英国。

   The 20th anniversary will be celebrated with a list of activities during the three-day event from 22 to 22 July 2012. Take a walk down memory lane with the photography exhibition of the history and development of lion dance championships organized by Resorts World Genting since 1994. Public can also look forward to purchase the limited edition merchandizes, such as t-shirts, pouch, badge and many more.

The top three winning teams of the 15th Malaysia National Lion Dance Championship 2011, namely Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Association Muar, Maha Bohdi Society Tawau and Pertubuhan Tarian Singa dan Naga Hong Teck Alor Star, Kedah will be representing Malaysia to compete with other lion dance teams from all over the world. As the previous World Champion on 2010, Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Association Muar group D, will skip the preliminary match and move into the final straight away, competing with 9 other groups.

Up to USD 30,000 worth of prizes will be given away to the winning teams. The Champion team will be awarded with a lucrative cash prize of USD10,000 along with trophy and medals. The 1st runner up will receive USD 6,000 and the 2ndrunner up USD3,000, also with trophy and medals. All the seven remaining finalists will receive USD1,000 cash prize and a trophy each. Meanwhile, there will be East and West Lion King trophies awarded to the best teams for Eastern and Western Countries.

After the speech, we are presented a short video that record the 20 years journey of the Championship.

Among the winner, they will always be the unlucky ones. Some tripped, some lost balanced, some even fail down from the pail. The MC voice out that, audience with camera flash might be the reason behind the missed. Thus, he reminded us and the spectators to not flash the performers during the competition, else the Championship will ceased any camera to the field during the competition start from next Championship.

Next, Mr. Kevin Tann and some of our VIP draw the lots for the preliminary.
接下来,Mr. Kevin Tann 和贵宾们抽出初赛的日期与队伍。


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Last but not least, a group picture of the organiser and the sponsorsResorts World Genting and Selangor & Federal Territory Lion & Dragon Dance Association, Official Drinks – Vitagen and Official Airline - KLM (Royal Dutch Airline).

For further details or enquiries, kindly contact 03-2718 1118 or log on to
欲知更多详情,请致电03-2718 1118或游览

P/S: Headsup for the fans, the ticket will close once finish sell, 1st come 1st server, so go get your tickets and inquires now.