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New year celebrations at KLCC
KUALA LUMPUR: A splash of colorful fireworks illuminate the space Kuala Lumpur and across the country as Malaysia welcomes the world to join in 2017.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) which stands majestic building iconic Petronas Twin Towers became the focus of the various races in the capital when citizens and foreigners gathered to celebrate the new year.
In KLCC, visitors to the concert before the crowds join in a matter of seconds later and shouted "Happy New Year" in 2016 marked the farewell to a close.
Tight security imposed during the new year with policemen stationed at various venues and great celebration.
Meanwhile, another Malaysians celebrate the new year by participating in religious events and held special prayers to pray for the new year may bring prosperity to the country and the people.
In MELAKA, cold and wet environments due to rain late in the afternoon did not stop more than 10,000 people attended the New Year's Eve celebration at Dataran 1Malaysia, Cakung.
The event was organized by Melaka Tourism graced with a fireworks display, cultural performances and arts and singing artistes like Datuk Ramli Sarip and Ito Blues Gang.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron also launched Melaka tourism calendar 2017 and in his speech to remind people of Malacca to have the spirit and determination to continue to forge new successes in 2017.
In Negeri Sembilan, about 5,000 visitors thronged the Place d'Country Club in Bandar Seri Sendayang near Seremban to welcome
2017 organized by the Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd is celebrated with fireworks.
In Pahang, no new year celebrations formally organized but in Kuantan residents took the opportunity to celebrate the new year in its own way.
In GEORGE TOWN, Penang thousands of visitors thronged Times Square in front of M Mall in Jalan Datuk Keramat to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017 with concerts, dances and fireworks.
Visitors were entertained by a concert with the theme "Let's Emoji" by local artists, organized by MY FM radio station at Penang Times Square.
The public also flooded Gurney in Gurney Paragon Mall to witness the emergence of local singing sensation Dayang Nurfaizah and also dance before hundreds of balloons were released into the air exactly at 12 am.
Another area of focus for the new year is Queensbay Mall in Bayan Lepas, Straits Quay in Tanjong Tokong, Kompleks Bukit Jambul, Sunway Carnival Mall in Seberang Jaya and Juru Auto-City in Seberang Perai.
The atmosphere around the standing ovation before the countdown 12 nights at Penang Times Square, Straits Quay, and Queensbay Mall when visitors get to see the fireworks.
In KUCHING, residents flooded the area around Waterfront Kuching (Kuching Waterfront) to celebrate the new year countdown.
To enliven the atmosphere, the Art Association Bandarsah also took the initiative to organize a program running in the new year eve Bandarsah village located on the outskirts of the Sarawak River.
In IPOH, about 5,000 people attended the celebrations at Dataran Ipoh City Council, which also saw the launch gimmick Visit Perak Year 2017 by the State Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi.
2017 new year celebrations were also held in several places, including Lumut becoming prime location for Peace event.
Council Stadium in the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) was attended by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and figures Qasidah, Habib Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Seggaf and about 2,000 residents.
In PUTRAJAYA, visitors who thronged Dataran Putrajaya in Precinct 3 treated to a light show and fireworks display simultaneous second digital 12 nights.
Fireworks display digital for the first time presented it transmitted to the court building and took six minutes.
It was introduced in conjunction with the Festival of Light and Motion Putrajaya (LAMP), which began yesterday and will end tomorrow night.
In SHAH ALAM, people saw Humanitarian Concert held in conjunction with the new year eve celebration at Dataran Merdeka in Shah Alam.