Sun International’s flagship South African land-casino, Sun City hosted celebrations in honor of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit recently.
The hotel and casino resort was decked out in its all its red and gold finery as it welcomed revelers in a three day event, from January 20 – 22nd. The event was held in association with the SA-Chinese Community Police Cooperation Center and Shunde Dining Entertainment Group. It was also an excellent opportunity to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between South Africa and China.
The General Manager of Sun City, Brett Hoppe was thrilled to host the event, staying that was an “absolute delight” to do so in a country where the local Chinese community has traditionally played such a significant role in shaping its socio-economic character.
“The importance of the Chinese market to Sun International – both domestically and internationally – is massive,” he said. “While China has been on COVID-19 lockdown, the local Chinese community has supported us immensely across all our units, so it’s a real privilege to be able to celebrate with them and say thank you. The Chinese market is a massive component of Sun City’s international business. Sun City is a symbol in China, and we use that as a foothold.”
The Chinese New Year of the Rabbit, which is traditionally celebrated by one quarter of the world’s population, was given a place of honor at the Sun City event.
Some of the activities included: