Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year Eve

We went to town to join the pre-new year eve rush! There was hardly any free parking lot in town and people park everywhere in a surprisingly orderly manner. There was a lone traffic police giving out illegal parking ticket.
Anyway, we went to Boulevard, Imperial Mall to do more shopping. We loaded ourselves with oranges, and some other goodies. It is confirmed that many things are cheaper here than the Boulevard branch.

There was happy hour tonight. So lot of items were sold at really good prices...

... and the place was quite busy...

We went over to the town center to visit the temporary market. It was 10:40PM and the road was still congested! It was also raining....

... fish is a must for CNY. It sounds like "plentiful". Anyway, it is a healthy food!

... this group of merchants were really happy selling fish... They requested me to take picture for them.

As it was raining, the indoor market became an instant attraction. There were so many people there!

Almost all "sweet" were red in colour... I believe they were not meant for human but the "gods/ancestors" when they were used for worship on day break.

Many braved the rain and did the shopping at the temporary stores.

... fire crackers! Some are legal and some are not... but they don't care!

Some of the oranges we bought... we wish you a happy Chinese new year. Gong Xi Fa Cai! (May you prosper)

6 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

Happy Chinese New Year. Have a nice day

William said...

Borneo Falcon, same to you! May you have a blessed new year.

FM Luder said...

Happy Chinese New Year to William and fmaily =)

chchoo said...

uncle william, nice to see your blog, great pictures from miri, will visit this blog more often to see all the pictures from sarawak. happy chinese new year and my best wishes to you, teresa and kids.

flower said...

hello william, happy new year to u and family. i am now in sarikei. god bless

William said...

Phil, CHChoo, Flower, Happy Chinese New Year to you all. May this new year brings you all happiness, peace, wealth and prosperity.