Brunei restricts lion dance performances to three days

Brunei restricts lion dance performances to three days
A lion dance performance in Singapore

The Brunei Government has limited lion dance performances during Chinese New Year to the first three days of the festival from Feb 19 to 21, reported Sin Chew Daily.

It also only allowed the performances to be held at the Teng Yun Temple, schools and residences of Chinese association members.

The temple is the sole Chinese temple in the sultanate.

There is also a time frame for the performances. They can only be held from 8am to 11.30am and from 1.30pm to 5.15pm on Feb 19 and Feb 21. As for Feb 20, which is a Friday, lion dance troupes can only perform from 2pm to 5.15pm.

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