A Lion's Heart

The Spring Festival is just a few days away and all across The Sutera Harbour Resort, you can see the evidence of this auspicious celebration.

The lobbies are adorned with oriental trappings of Chinese lanterns, mock firecrackers, plum blossoms and Mandarin oranges.

These decorations carry with them special meanings to the Lunar New year. The Chinese lanterns symbolise joy and good fortune for the coming year.

In the olden days, the Chinese set off fireworks and firecrackers to drive away evil spirits. The hanging of these décors symbolises our gesture of faith that no evil may harm our year.

The plum blossoms signify perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the transitions of life while Mandarin oranges indicate abundance and prosperity.

Perhaps, the most significant affair in every Chinese New Year, is the Lion Dance. The lion dance is a traditional Chinese dance performed on big occasions for good luck, as it is believed that the lion is an auspicious animal.

Every year, guests and members of the public are more than welcome to witness this spectacular martial-art-choreographed dances across our Resort.

On the first day of Chinese New Year, which is on Friday, 16 February 2018, everyone can witness this auspicious dance performances which will be accompanied by the music of beating drums, clashing cymbals, and resounding gongs, starting at The Magellan Sutera.

Below is the schedule for the dance.

The Magellan Sutera Resort 11.00am – 11.30am

The Pacific Sutera Hotel 11.30am – 12.00pm

Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club 12.00pm – 12.30pm

Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club 12.30pm – 1.00pm

Come one, come all as you ring in the Year of the Gold Dog with us at The Sutera Harbour Resort.

See you there and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Daisy Patrick


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