When I was in Kuala Lumpur at the end of February, it was Chinese New Year and when my Mum and I popped into Standard Chartered Bank to get some cash, we found ourselves surrounded by lions dancing to a crashing, deafening beat of cymbals and drums.
The dance troupe were making their rounds of the KL city banks and financial institutions, their ritual intended to bestow luck and prosperity on their hosts. We watched with delight and amazement. I kept thinking how one would never see this in a UK bank!
Photos: thanks to Miss Sun Piu Yee of Standard Chartered Bank, Kuala Lumpur who kindly emailed me these pics.