KUALA LUMPUR: With fish and turtles swimming around them, divers performed an underwater lion dance in an aquarium here today, in a fresh take on the Chinese New Year performance.
Two people wearing a multicoloured lion suit performed in one of the tanks at Aquaria KLCC, as musicians played cymbals and drums outside.
Turtles and colourful fish glided past the lion as it lumbered around in front of a rock formation.
“The underwater lion dance is something unique here at the aquarium,” Aquaria KLCC executive director Daryl Foong said.
To undertake the tricky task, the divers get special training and use suits light enough for them to perform in while underwater.
Aquaria KLCC has put on the underwater dance several times in recent years.