Friday, March 10, 2006

Malam Kung Fu USM

I was fortunate enough to attend the Malam Kung Fu (Kung Fu Evening) 2006 event in USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia). The Semarak (Flame) themed event organized by students of the Kung Fu club was celebrating it's 30th Anniversary.

Lion dance welcomed the audiences at the entrance of the crowded event. There were various performances throughout the night from the different martial arts team that made up the club from Chinese Drums, Shaolin, Wushu and Tai Chi. There were also guest performances by Tae-Kwon Do (I hold a Red Belt in Tae-Kwon Do) and Palepas (Military).

The opening show was very grand by the Chinese Drums team with elaborate costumes depicting the rich chinese cultural history similar to those worn in Chinese Operas. The whole show was accompanied by a story of an Emperor in the Shang Dynasty and how his careless leadership brought the dynasty to a fall.

The event was a major success and the tickets costs just RM 5.00 which was well worth it for a show that lasted about 4 hours with a lucky draw.

That's all for now and I am off to bed as I need to wake up early tomorrow.

Benny Ong XXX

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