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Melaka Cultural Event :: 3399 festival at Bukit Cina

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The 3399 event held on last Sunday in Bukit Cina Melaka was solely supported by local Chinese community, and an exhibition on Melaka Chinese community’s past cultural festivals and trades is still going on till this Sunday (9 Oct 2011).

The expo venue is in a shoplot at Jalan Bukit Cina. (The road is opposite the Bukit Cina temple or King’s Well). Admission is free, let pay it a visit if you are visiting Melaka this weekend.

GPS: 2 11 47.7N, 102 15 14.4E

This cultural event was started in 2007 by Melaka Chinese community to commemorate 9th day in 9th lunar month, or “Double Yan”. The scale of festival is growing bigger year after year with a few thousands red shirt participants climb up the Bukit Cina to form a long red dragon along the trail to hilltop.

A several Chinese traditional arts and sports such as dragon and lion dance, chrysanthemum tea art, kite flying, Chinese traditional music, paper cutting art, etc. were demonstrated and exhibited.

The festival serves another purpose that is to promote heritage preservation of Chinese graveyard in the Bukit Cina.

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