Chinese New Year , also known as Spring Festival or Lunar new Year , is one of Malaysia’s traditional festival . It is also the most important celebration for the Chinese .
Chinese people believe that a good start to the year will lead to a lucky year . Chinese traditionally celebrated the start of a new year of farm work , and wished for a good harvest . The main traditional celebrations of the festival include reunion dinner with family , giving red envelopes (angpow) , firecrackers , new clothes , and decorations . 2017 is a year of the Rooster according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle .
Foods and Chinese New Year Decoration at Endorsement and Shipping Office
Chinese New Year celebration in Harwood is not to be missed . As an annual event in Harwood , Events and Publication Unit has organized a small gathering at Harwood Endorsement and Shipping Office on the 10th of February 2017 . This celebration is especially catered for our Chinese staff and to show our appreciation and respect towards each others’ faith and belief . Various kind of food were served on the day together with beautiful red lanterns decorations that lit the room .
Executive Chairman , YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Bin Mohd Nor and General Manager , Haji Abdul Hadi bin Datuk Haji Abdul Kadir attended the gathering alongside our Deputy General Manager , Mr. Ong Lip Kheng and Harwood Management Team . The celebration began with a doa recital by Encik Yusuf Bin Ali of QMAU Department followed by speeches from Executive Chairman , YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Bujang Bin Mohd Nor , GM , Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi Bin Datuk Abd Kadir and DGM , Mr. Ong Lip Kheng .
Group photo with YBhg Executive Chairman . Everyone looked great dressing up in red
The Harwood Long Service Award 2017 was concurrently carried out during this gathering to honour Cik Julia Binti Sahani 20 years of service in Harwood . Cik Julia has been with Harwood since the 1st February of 1997 . During her 20 years of service , she is known to be very friendly and handy when needed . Her coffee and tea are also to die for to say the least . With such award to our loyal and hardworking staff , we hope that everyone else will be inspired to continue their service with integrity and respect to achieve the company’s vision and mission . A multimedia presentation dedicated to all Harwood staff was presented to mark the end of the gathering .
Cik Julia Binti Sahani receiving her Long Service Award