In conjunction with the Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival 2013, Y.B. Dato’ Abdul Malik came at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 4th February 2013 to officiate the Switching-on Lights Ceremony at Snake Temple, Penang. He was greeted on arrival by a Lion Dance. He gave a speech and then switched on the lights to welcome the Year of the Snake which will start on Sunday, 10th February (corresponding to the 1st day of the 1st lunar month of the Chinese calendar). From now on until the 24th February, the lights at Snake Temple will be switched on daily at 7.00 p.m.
We ended the evening’s event with the usual firecrackers to signify the advent of Chinese New Year.