Get ready for the Christmas Parade this Saturday!

By Danielle Ringgit

KUCHING: The Kuching Christmas Parade will be held in the Kuching metropolitan area this Saturday (Dec 14). This event is organised by Kuching Methodist Church along with Roman Catholic Churches, Anglican Church, Baptist Church, SIB Church, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, The Salvation Army and 19 Churches of Kuching Ministers’ Fellowship.


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READY FOR THE PARADE: (From left) The chairperson of the event; Ting, Pastor Nelson Kee, Reverend Chin, Reverend Mok and Mr. Kiu.

With the theme ‘The Gift of Love’, more than 7,000 church members will be participating in this parade and giving out gifts to the public at 8.30 pm with the aim of spreading the message of peace and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with the people of Kuching.


During the parade, church members will be holding candles to symbolise angels proclaiming the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ two thousand years ago and singing Christmas classics like ‘Silent Night’, ‘Joy to the World’, ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’, and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’.


In the spirit of the Christmas season, they will also be wearing colourful costumes and dressed as Joseph and Mary, angels, shepherds, and the wise men from the East. In addition to this, other highlights include street performances from brass musical bands like the Boy’s and Girl’s Brigades and there will also be colourful Christmas floats during the parade.


The four km route for the parade goes from MBKS Jubilee Ground – Jalan Padungan – Jalan Tun Abdul Rahim (Waterfront) – Lebuh Temple (Harbour View Hotel) – Lebuh Wayang (Medan Pelita / Star Cineplex) – Jalan Tabuan (Ting & Ting Supermarket / Borneo Hotel) – Jalan Ban Hock (Grand Continental Hotel / MBKS flats) – MBKS Jubilee Ground.


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