World’s First International Lion Dance Competition to be held at sea on the “Genting Dream”
Resorts World Cruises signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tao One Ltd, a Singapore Taoist non-profit organization, to launch the world’s first-ever lion dance competition at sea, which will be held exclusively on the Genting Dream from 19 – 23 March 2023.
The first of its kind at sea on a cruise ship, the ‘Tian Fu Gong White Dragon King International Lion Dance Open’ competition will feature top lion dance troupes from the region, primarily from Singapore and Malaysia as they vie for the coveted gold medal title status. The onboard venue setting of the competition will include the main pool area with a stunning 360 degrees panoramic backdrop of the ocean, as well as at the iconic Zodiac Theatre with a seat capacity of 1,000.
“Resorts World Cruises is excited to collaborate with Tao One Ltd to be the first cruise line in the world to host such an event at sea on the Genting Dream and to further promote the traditional lion dance competition to a growing international community across the region. With the ship’s dual homeport in Singapore and Malaysia (via Port Klang), travelers embarking from either homeport can now catch this exclusive high energy competition at sea, promising a unique and memorable experience altogether for both guests and participants”, said Mr. Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises.
“As a strong advocate of Chinese culture, Tao One is excited to partner with one of the leading Asian Cruise brands, Resorts World Cruises to bring our competition to a new high in the history of lion dance competitions. After a 3 years hiatus, we will be attempting a World’s first-of-its-kind competition out at sea. We hope troupes from around the world will be able to build comradeship and bond through this competition experience onboard. Our collaboration will enable us to achieve new milestones together, as we work hand in hand to make this event at sea special and a reality. We look forward to a global full-format competition in the coming years with lessons learned after this maiden collaboration”, said Mr. Andy Wong, Director General of Tao One Ltd.
Held since 2018, the ‘Tian Fu Gong White Dragon King International Lion Dance Open’ competition had previously welcomed over 72 lion dance troupes from across the world and is expected to create a more exciting competition in 2023.
In Singapore, interested parties may reach out to WTS Travel & Tours at +65 6466 8558, which is one of the sponsors for the lion dance competition to find out more about this special sailing. In addition, participants interested in joining the competition may contact Tao One Ltd via email (office@TaoOne.org) for more information.
So don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this amazing event and get up close and personal to watch some of the world’s best lion dance troupe performing and competing at sea for the very first time, exclusively on the Genting Dream.