Performers from Macao snagged two gold, one silver and one bronze medal on the last day of competition at the 6th Asian Dragon and Lion Dance Championship, bringing the SAR’s total medal tally to seven.
The contest was held between 25 to 30 October at the Johor Bahru Arena Indoor Stadium in Malaysia, with the gold medals earned for the Northern Lion Dance, as well as the Southern Lion Dance events.
In the Southern Lion Dance event, Macao outperformed Taiwan and Vietnam, while in the Northern Lion Dance contest the SAR prevailed over teams from mainland China and Malaysia.
Macao also won bronze for the Southern Freestyle Lion Dance event, coming third to reigning champion Malaysia and runner-up Taiwan. For the dragon dance contest, the SAR came second to Taiwan and edged out Malaysia.
A total of 10 countries and regions competed in 13 events for the 2023 championship, according to Dragon and Lion Dance Federation of Malaysia secretary-general Yong Kheng Chien.
The Macao team has performed well in previous iterations of the championship. During the contest held in Chongqing in 2019, the SAR took home 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.
—With reporting by Kenny Fong