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7,000 Christmas revellers put Sibu in festive mood

by Danny Wong, reporters@theborneopost.com. Posted on December 17, 2012, Monday

CHRISTMAS MOOD: Several participants of the joint Christmas procession hosted by St John’s Church Sibu grabbing the chance to have their photos taken amidst a colourful and carnival-like backdrop at Sibu Town Square on Saturday.

SIBU: Some 7,000 Christmas revellers took part in a joint Christmas procession hosted by St John’s Church Sibu on Saturday evening.

The colourful spectacle was made merrier with the presence of 10 beautifully-decorated floats from various churches.

The event started at Sibu Town Square and passed through Island Road, Channel Road, Mission Road, Sibu Gateway, Central Road, Wong Nai Siong Road, Raminway Road and Sanyan Road before returning to the starting point.

The participating churches were Anglican Church, Roman Catholic Church, SIB Church, Methodist Church and several independent churches.

The theme for this joint procession was ‘Jesus The Light Of The World’.

Lanang MP Datuk Tiong Thai King, Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference (Methodist Church) chairman Reverend Father Dato Su Chii Ann, Association Churches of Sarawak (Sibu) chairman Reverend Father Ferdinand Vergeer and organising chairman Reverend Canon Jamal Senada were among those present.

JOY TO THE WORLD: Tiong (fourth right) and others before the start of the procession at Sibu Town Square.

JOYFUL MOOD: Members of a participating church smile cheerfully for cameramen during the procession.

HO! H0! HO!: A special chariot created by one of the churches for the procession

CURIOUS: A boy admiring a float as he strolls by.

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