Dragon, Unicorn, Lion Dance Festival To Showcase
Performances From Various Ethnic Groups In Sabah
SANDAKAN, Feb 6 2010 (SANDAKAN.COM) -- About 1,500 youths of
the various ethnic groups are expected to showcase their talent and
skill at the Dragon, Unicorn and Lion dance festival in Sabah to
propagate the 1Malaysia concept.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman in applauding the
initiative by the United Sabah Chinese Community Association said it
was among the special and unique culture and tradition that must be
This uniqueness, he said, was an important element which brought
Sabahans together as they respected, appreciated and were proud of each
other's traditions and customs.
"I was informed that 39 groups, comprising 68 Lion, Unicorn and
Dragon dance troupes will be performing, the biggest participation when
compared with other years.
"To ensure that the culture and tradition is preserved, I have
urged more youths to be involved in cultural programmes and nation
building," he told reporters after opening the festival at Padang
Merdeka near here on Saturday.
Apart from instilling cultural awareness, the Chief Minister said
cultural programmes could also help promote discipline, artistic skills
and teamwork among the young people as well as keeping them away from
unhealthy activities and social ills.