恭喜发财- Chinese New Year in Malaysia and Singapore

This year I celebrated the Lunar New Year in Malaysia and Singapore – after an absence of more than 12 years. Therefore this New Year celebration has got to be one of the most memorable celebrations.

The New Year spirit is still very much alive. There are New Year goodies everywhere. This year’s mandarin oranges are sweet and cheap. Despite what one read in news about Malaysia, the lives of the people are getting much better.  Despite the fireworks ban, people are still firing their crackers at home. The fireworks are getting very expensive, but this has not put of many people from lighting the night sky with fantastic fireworks. A box of fireworks easily cost a thousands dollars or more.

Malaysia:

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In Singapore, I had a ‘Yushang’ toast or second day prior to boarding the plane at Changi airport.

Yishang dinner

The following auspicious greetings came with the ‘Yushang’:

lime : 大吉大利

salmon: 年年有鱼

red packet:鸿运当头

oil: 金玉满堂

plum sauce: 甜甜蜜蜜

cracker: 遍地黄金

carrot & vegetable: 风生水起

Finally, I wish everyone 心想事成 !.

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About kchew

an occasional culturalist
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One Response to 恭喜发财- Chinese New Year in Malaysia and Singapore

  1. This dish looks fantastic! 🙂 心想事成 !.
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