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Inaugural Ipoh Bougainvillea Parade 2004 - Part 1
Jon Tan kindly gave us permission to feature his view of the parade. He commented thus:
The inaugural Ipoh Bougainvillea Parade 2004.. January 4th 2004... 9am started off at Dataran Ipoh (loosely translated Ipoh Square) off Greentown business district. Twas a hot sunny morning and the participants certainly put on a great effort to entertain the crowd with their floral cars and performances. They had the works... cute animals, horses, ponies, tigers (yes tiger cubs roamed Ipoh streets)... it was certainly a carnival like atmosphere... colorful balloons, lollies, cotton candy.. fun for the family.. the local municipality promised this to be an annual event if proven succesful... given the crowd and humungous effort by everyone, let's hope they keep their word.. looking forward to next year's to top 2004... Photos by PC Ooi. Text : Jon J.
From left to right, the photographs as described by Jon show:
Editor's Note. The Tiger cub mentioned above was a disgrace that the council should never have allowed. Walking on the hot tarred roads the poor animal collapsed from exhaustion half-way through the parade. Cruelty to animals, particularly endangered ones should never be condoned.
Secondly we are not aware of their being any more parades after this first one. Do you know different?
To go to Part 2, click here.