Portfolio of Kimberly Johans

A collection of articles created during my stint as a journalist at The Macau Daily Times

Nepalese community seek to educate through dance

Posted by Kimberly on December 11, 2007

By Kimberly Johans
Published in The Macau Daily Times
November 11, 2007 (225 words)

Members of the Nepalese community in Macau have organised a show at the Macau Cultural Centre tonight to highlight their country’s talents and cultures, including a Gurung movie based on the traditional Gurung culture.

The event will be attended by the consul-general of Nepal (Hong Kong) Mr Keshab P Bhattarai who will be the chief guest with about 20 other guests also invited to attend.

Refreshments will be provided at the restaurant situated on the ground floor of the cultural centre at 6pm.

This is the first show of its kind In Macau for the Nepalese community, providing a means of education.

The Gurungs are one of the many ethnic groups living in Nepal, with the group of oriental origin who ere agriculturalist that migrated to the lower reaches of the country.

They fall into two major religious groups, whereby the highlanders are Buddhists and the lowlanders predominantly Hindu. Gurungs make up 2.43 percent of Nepal’s total population, or roughly 450,000 people.

The Nepalese community in Macau has been expanding largely due to the security that the Venetian has hired although there are also some members involved within the construction  industry.




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