Malaysia – A Red Chinese New Year (3)

Hi there!! You thought that that was the last on the Red Chinese New Year? Well you are wrong. =P

Below pictures are taken in another shopping mall in Penang, Malaysia. Their theme is different from my earlier one.

A big treasure box filled with ‘gold’ and jewels…..

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and protected by a dragon!!!

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This mall theme was more like a old china house with a horse shed…..

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Why you ask a horse shed? Well the coming Chinese New Year, the chinese zodiac is horse.

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Outside the mall…  cute 12 Chinese zodiac animals. Seen your Chinese zodiac around?

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Another view …..

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A close up shot of the old Chinese house. You can even see the giant joystick and also the Chinese household shrine.

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Want more pictures? Stay tune……. =)

Malaysia – A Red Chinese New Year (2)

Hi there!! More red here. Still at the shopping mall and walking around. Lots of different decoration to see and also very tempting to make the shoppers buy (lots of) stuff.

Red and pink flowers (fake)…..

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Chinese decoration for the shoppers to hang in their house.

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more deco’s…..

 

 

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This year is the year of the horse… so lots of cute stuff horse toys.

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Kids will just love it… and adults too!!! Lol!!

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More flowers to choose from.

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This stall sells all the all the oriental decorations… something different from others.

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….mmmm something to think to have in your home.

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Stay tune. More pictures of the preparation for the Chinese New Year celebration from other places around Malaysia. =)

Malaysia – A Red Chinese New Year (1)

Another festive is round the corner after Christmas. This time is a another over at the eastern part of the world….  a big celebration for the Chinese folks all around the world.

In Malaysia is also the same and is a big one too. Another 2 weeks more to go and everyone is busy doing last minute shopping. Shops all decorated in red and playing Chinese New Year songs.

As usual, every year, there will be lots of cookies to choose and eat from. Sometimes there are even kind of cookies that you never the year before. 😊

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Not forgetting hampers as gifts to families and friends.

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Boxes and boxes of mandarin oranges to pick from; small to large sizes of mandarin oranges.

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This year, this shopping mall decoration is red and Chinese bamboo plant. Red in colour…..

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A view from the top.

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Another area of the mall where they had a big ‘Chinese bamboo plant’ gondola like deco

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Eye view shot…..

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Stay tune. More picture to come. =)

Malaysia – Christmas is Just Round the Corner (3)

Hi there! I can’t help it but to share the Christmas sights and decorations which I saw in another mall in Malaysia. This one was in Penang. This is a follow up from my previous posting; Malaysia – Christmas is Just Round the Corner (2)

The theme I guess was Candy land. =) Lot of lollipops and also giant ‘candy house’ look with big teddy bears enjoying the ‘candies’.

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Giant Christmas tree with lollipop and giant candy canes.

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Close up shots of the candy house and a lollipop stage.

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The shopper waiting for a fashion show performance which was arranged by the mall.

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This is really cute. =)

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A shot from the bottom of the candy house looking up.

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A young girl enjoy looking at the led lighted reindeer placed next to the candy house.

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Another giant Christmas tree.

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Wow.. what the heck is this?

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A giant present……

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…guess the floor could not take the weight of the present and sank to the floor below!! LOL!!!!

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Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year ahead to all my readers!!!!

Malaysia – Penang Starwalk 2013; Along Georgetown Heritage Trail (1)

Last weekend, I had the chance to participate in a walk organized by a local newspaper in Malaysia. It was held in Georgetown, Penang and in the heart of the Heritage trail.

This is a yearly event that the local Malaysian newspaper; The Star who organized it around this time of the year.  . This years’ response will overwhelming; the participation was more than 22,000 people of all ages and races. It consist of a competitive walk of 10km and non-competitive walk of 7km.

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I went there early (very early in fact – arrived at 5.30am) so that I was able to park nearby the event area. When I arrived at the registration area, there were already quite a number people in the area.The Start and Finish was at the shopping mall in the heart of the Georgetown.

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Shot taken from the 2nd floor of the shopping mall.

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People wandering around…..

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Sponsors setting up stalls for lucky dip draw for the participants before the race; Freebies!!!

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… the sun is rising

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More daylight….

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Look at part of the 22k crowd heading to the Starting line.

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All waiting for the the start…..

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What happens after the start? Join me in the next series…. =)

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…….

Hong Kong – A walk in Mong Kok Area

Coming back from Shenzhen the day before, I have the chance to drop by the famous shopping area in Kowloon – Mong Kok . I have seen Mong Kok in the Hong Kong shows but I have never stepped foot there until now.

Why evening? Well..this is the best time to see the activities starting and also the crowd slowly coming in and packing the street with people instead of cars.

This is a shot from the top of a shopping mall of the longest escalator in Hong Kong; Langham Place.. from the 4th floor leading up to the 8th and another pair leads to the 12th floor.

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On the streets of Mong Kok….

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