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恭 喜 发 财 萬事如意

A Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year To You All

Happy New Year, Tigers!

大地回春

Picture taken at KDCA, Penampang- Lunar New Year Carnival

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Finally, the curtain is down and back to reality. Quiet Chap Goh Mei came and gone. Dieting Time!

Guan Yin @ Puh Toh Tze

Guan Yin @ Puh Toh Tze

Puh Toh Tze Lion Dance- photo courtesy of Guy Blaski

Puh Toh Tze Lion Dance- photo courtesy of Guy Blaski

Puh Toh Tze Temple

Puh Toh Tze Temple

Peak Nam Tong Temple

Peak Nam Tong Temple

Jade Emperor Temple,Tuaran

Jade Emperor Temple,Tuaran

Ling San Temple, Turan

Ling San Temple, Tuaran

Kompleks Asia City

Kompleks Asia City

Updated(10/02/09):  More Happenings Around Kota Kinabalu Here

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No Show Business Like Peak Nam Tong

Peak Nam Tong(PNT) sure knows how to put on a show! Not contented with the great Dragon-Lion-Unicorn showmanship performances usually put on every year, this year it went one better and had a gala night with singings and other stage shows. And what’s more,  Hong Bao (Ang Pows) were given out to every kid that attended- wish I were a kid again! With free lovely food, red packets, entertainments and friendly & generous hosts, what more can anyone ask for? I generally find the temple people really know how to have a good time during the festive seasons. No religious rituals/ceremonies to be seen this year, unless I missed it, somehow. I am glad I am the non-adherent to any religion guy.  Well, guys & gals, the Spring Fest is winding down. After tomorrow (9/2/09) it’s officially back to the grind. Never mind, Tapai (local rice wine) is coming up next.

Glitters of the Night- Peak Nam Tong

Glitters of the Night- Peak Nam Tong

 The Dragon, from Tuaran Jade Emperor temple, also underwent a face change this year. Instead of spitting out fireballs, its eyes sparkle with menacing look- spooky!

 

Marauding Dragon

Marauding Dragon

And once again, another white lion. I am seeing red all over again!

White Knight in the Night

White Knight in the Night

Head Shakers Having Fun

Head Shakers Having Fun

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Acrobats & Musicians, Ooh La La! (CNY Roundup 2)

1Borneo beats everyone else hands down again. The hypermall was dressed up in crimson red (did I hear scarlet? Tough!) and ready to woo the New Year big spenders or perhaps window shoppers, rather. Mind you, the car parks were absolutely filled to the brims and spilled over to the open space with indiscriminate parkings the preferred choice.  Rain again!  We should call it New Rainy Days instead.

Centre Atrium 1Borneo

Centre Atrium 1Borneo

Yes, Brolly! I Certainly Need It After the Show

Yes, Brolly! I Certainly Need It After the Show

Throughout the Chinese New Year holiday week acrobats from China & local musicians were giving their all to wow the apprciative audiences. But I somehow missed the show in the rush to take pictures and off to my next destination with more gastronomic adventures. I don’t seem to have any remnant impressions of the performances or the place except from the photos taken. Next time, got to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the holidays instead. No more yummy engagements! We will see, I hear you say?

Chinese Instrumental and Sentimental

Chinese Instrumental and Sentimental

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恭賀新禧

Happy New Year  

��喜發財 -  Fireworks @ Gaya St Spring Festival
恭喜發財 – Fireworks @ Gaya St Spring Festival

年年有餘
年年有餘

In case you are interested- the following political parties will be having an Open House, where Lions/Unicorns/Dragons will be performing and food are laid on free . Open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

1. Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) at Kian Kok Middle School. 10am-1pm, 27th Jan., 2009

2. Malaysia Chinese Association (MCA) at KK High School.  11am-2pm, 27th Jan., 2009

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Year of Ox ----- City Park

Year of the Ox ----- City Park

And Prayers Go Out to the Lady in Belfast Hospital.

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Wet, Wet, Wet!

And Damp, Damp, Damp. Chucking it down the last five days and dampened the spirit of celebrations. The final day of the carnival, though stayed dry for the duration of the show, saw the turnout of crowds  greatly reduced from last year’s. Still, in the spirit of  the Coming of Spring and supporting the carnival participants’ sacrifices I did join in with the fun. And here are some pictures taken over two nights. Not great pictures but to show fun can still be had if you turned up.

Gaya St., Crowd Puller

Gaya St., -Crowd Puller

 

Jazz Singer

Jazz Singer

Aren't I Cute?

Aren't I Cute?

Chinese Yoyo Boys

Chinese Yoyo Boys

 More Gaya Stars Here

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Tonight’s the Night

Gaya Awaits You! For the next five nights- 19-23 January, feast yourself to a song and dance extravaganza at Gaya St.

Gaya Street in a Splendour of Reds & Light Fantasia

Festival of Red Lanterns

Festival of Red Lanterns

Lanterns Spring to Life

Lanterns Spring to Life

Memories of Festivals

Memories of Festivals

Many Happy Returns of Spring!—— 7 More Days!

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