Wishing all my readers a Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year (of the Snake)

Now it is for the time for the Chinese to celebrate a new year. Everyone is rushing back to their hometown to get ready for the reunion dinner which will be held on the eve of new year. In China, if you read or hear the news, every year it will be a mass human jam In the big cities as everyone will be rushing back. Lucky I am not there else it will be a long and cold trip back.

So for this post, I would like take this opportunity to wish all my Chinese readers a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year and the rest, a happy holidays. Do come and enjoy the celebration if you have the chance.

Hand drawn and painted by my kid….

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… and this is the deco made by Selangor Pewter to celebrate the coming of the year of the snake.

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Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year (Gong Xi Fa Chai) to all!!!

P.S I will still continue to post my blog daily.😊

Visit to the Wet Market in Penang

Before I post on my visit on New York City, let me share a post on a visit close by. This is a blog on wet market.

I love to visit markets anywhere I go when I travel; locally or abroad as there is where you get to see the locals mingle and haggle over things, and you can get to see all types of vegetables, fishes, and other sorts food which may be grown, made or caught locally.

Today I am posting on the wet market that I visit every weekend. This is to let my readers see the local activities in a local market in Penang.

This portion of the wet market; vendors selling vegetables, fishes, eggs etc

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This is the other area; dry market where vendors selling all the dry stuff like onions, salted fish, garlic etc

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Fruit stalls ……

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Pineapple but these pineapple if you look carefully is slightly different. They are used for the Chinese prayers as offerings.

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Vendors selling Ti Kueh (sweet sticky confection) which you can find a lot especially near Chinese New Year as housewives will buys these as an offering to the Kitchen God so when they go back to report to their superior, it will be sweet and good news. Lol!! More on this on my food blog.

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Catching my flight @ Skypark

Got up early to catch my flight back to Penang last weekend. It was my first time trying out the Berjaya Airlines from Skypark; another carrier which is opening up more route around Peninsular Malaysia. Aside from this airlines, there is also Firefly Airlines and those private jets or helicopters using this airport.

The shops in the airport were still close when I checked in as it was still very early.

Information and taxi counter.
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.. they even decorated the place for the Chinese New Year
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Departure hall. Catching the glimpse of one of the aircraft; ATR72-500

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This airport cater mostly for internal flight although there also some flights to Singapore or Medan.

View from the aircraft window…

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My in-flight refreshment…..

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Lovely view above the clouds….

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The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 6)

More pictures of the Chinese New Year celebration fever which is around the corner. This is already part 6. Woa!! So much happening that can be seen.

Pomelo… a crisp citrus fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. During Chinese New Year, the Chinese uses this as offering during the prayers.

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More colourful decorations

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This is the Chinese New Year Bamboo Lucky plant

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More Chinese New Year cookies to choose from….

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Boxes and boxes of mandarin oranges.

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This mall has organized a Lantern making competition using only the red packets ‘ang pow’ for the customers to participate.

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Chinese Prosperity Money God made of balloons!!

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The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 5)

3 weeks to go… and the decoration for the coming Chinese New Year are all up. Chinese New Years songs can be heard playing in malls. People rushing to buy new year clothes, food and hampers. The feeling of another holiday is closing in. =)

This is the update the mall from my last blog; The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 4) With the decoration completed, I can now see the theme that this mall has done. It was created like a streets in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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They even made a ‘street’ in the center area for the customers to walk and shop.

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Shops within shops and the looks like the old Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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‘Old’ wooden chair for customer to seat and have their meals or drinks.

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… they even have road signs… maximum speed 20km/hr!!! So no speed walking or running. Heavy human  traffic ahead.

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All the sign boards hung up like in the street of Taiwan and Hong Kong

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More to come…….

The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 3)

A month away and the feeling and sight of Chinese New Year is more obvious.

Below are the snap shots of the center course where the mall is preparing for a huge decoration for the up coming Chinese New Year. It has been going on for a fews days and by next week it will be ready. Looks humongous rite? I bet it will be. I too waiting and see what is in surprise this time.

These shots were taken a few days ago from the 3rd floor.

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This one is another area of the mall. Also in the midst of preparation.

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Ground floor shot.

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Giant lanterns which will be hanging down from the 3rd floor.

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…stay on with me and find out the final decoration of this place.

…. Latest updates. Taken today.

Still a mess but it is coming to shape.

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Lanterns hanging down…

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The sign is clear…. Chinese New Year is near (part 1)

Just after Christmas and New Year celebration around the world, another celebration is coming along at it is the Chinese New Year. Only a month plus away and signs of preparation can be slowly seen all around.

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Even M&M is also celebrating the coming Chinese New Year

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So, stay tune for more pictures to come. 😊