Friday, January 23, 2009

Pre-Lunar (Chinese) New Year Rush

As in previous year, the High Street and old town council car park were turned into some type of carnival! I must compliment the authority (I think it is Miri Municipal Council) for a job well done. The deco this year is better.

An arch is built across the road.

... at the car park opposite, a stage was constructed for performances...

... in front of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the god of wealth is again "blown" up.

Many temporary stores are opened... from selling food to deco...

... or some exotic orchid...

... or artificial flowers....

... the place was congested tonight ...

There was small firework display. I wasn't prepared to take photos of the firework. So, most such photos will be in my archive forever!

... mummy favorite place ... The super store definitely knew the psychology of women. Here, mummy was hunting for bargain. She "caught" some very good deals tonight.

Even at 10:00PM, the road was still jammed with cars!

6 comments:

Flora said...

hi william, it's ivy's sister, flora here.. enjoy reading your blog.. hehe.. i wish to see more pictures of miri.. oh it just made me want to go back to miri as soon as possible. the CNY market and the new parkson!

William said...

Hi Flora, Thanks for your visit! Do continue to visit my blog and I will continue to post photos and news from Miri. I hope all the overseas students from Miri will benefit from my blog.

By the way, I welcome suggestions from readers on any areas for improvement.

I wish you a happy Chinese New Year. Oh.. on the first day, you need to attend class.

garrylin said...

Hey! It was raining! and u could still get good photos! How did u do that? did u have someone hold an umbrella for you?

Btw, can't wait to see more photos from you...

all3cool said...

You took a very very nice picture of the firework.Your blog is what I look forward to.Many interesting stories and photos.Great job brother. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family.

William said...

Garry... I just point and shoot and after that I use my body to shield the small rain. No big problem ler.

all3cool... thanks sister. Happy Chinese New Year to you too. I suppose you celebrate CNY with friends here?

RW FINE ART said...

wow business as usual despite the slowdown.