Chinese New Year 2018 Gathering

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 all over the world. This year, Chinese New Year was celebrated on the 16th of February 2018. Because it depends on the moon, the date of Chinese New Year actually changes each year, but it will always fall sometime between 21st January and 20th February.


During Chinese New Year, people will eat lots of food, enjoy fireworks, wear special clothes and hang red lanterns to mark the occasion. 2018 is a year of the Dog according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle.


 Harwood staff taking the chance to take photo with our beloved DGM, Mr. Ong Lip Kheng


Chinese New Year celebration in Harwood is not to be missed. As an annual event in Harwood, Corporate Affairs and Compliance Unit with the help from KOHATI, had organized a small gathering at Harwood Endorsement and Shipping Office on the 1st of March 2018. This celebration is especially catered for our Chinese staff and to show our appreciation and respect towards each other’s faith and belief. Various kind of food were served on the day together with beautiful red lanterns decorations that lit the room.


 Group photo with YBhg Executive Chairman. Everyone looked great dressing up in red, yellow and orange!


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  Sulaiman bin Mantarip of Endorsement and Shipping Department followed by speeches from GM, Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi Bin Datuk Abd Kadir and DGM, Mr. Ong Lip Kheng.


On behalf of Chinese Staff , DGM , Mr Ong Lip Kheng expressed his gratitude on the celebration



Chinese New Year wouldn’t be complete without a few key things – angpaus, resplendent reunion dinners, and of course, Yee Sang. Yee sang has become such an integral part of the Chinese New Year that this year Harwood decided to have it. The Chinese believe that the higher you toss, the higher your life and social standard will improve and the bigger a mess you make symbolizes the bigger the grounds all these well wishes will cover in your life. The celebration ended with a light refreshment provided by KOHATI.