Chinese New Year-Malaysia Style

Hola Mola! how r u? It was…. exciting to celebrate chinese new year in Kuala Lumpur. To be honest… it is my first time celebrating and learning their culture.

What is Chinese new year?

Basically it is a celebration for the Chinese….duhh…. There is a slight difference on how the Malaysian Chinese celebrate it.

Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of Chinese Lunar Calendar and each year is named after one of the 12 animals of Chinese zodiac. Interested to know what are those animals? It all begin wit the 12 animals competing in the race.

The story of the 12 animals


Eve of Chinese New Year 

All of the families member are gathered to have the greatest meal. It is important for all of them gather for this special day. Regardless how far they live from one another, it is compulsory for the childrens to go back to their hometown and visit their parents and siblings.

What do they do after dinner? they would play poker cards or mahjong.The best part for the babies to single person (not married) will get a red envelope or angpau that consist money, as a token of appreciation from their family member.


Mandarin Oranges are well known to be apart of Chinese New Year celebrations. It is a culture for the Malaysian Chinese invite relatives and friends from other races as well to their home. They will offer food, desserts and plenty of oranges to the guest.


Welcome to the entrance of Thean Hou Temple 

Then Hou Temple History


Marvellous ceiling

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Huge Bell



Bright red lanterns

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Did you know?

The second largest Chinese community overseas is from Malaysia. Most of the Chinese in Malaysia are From Min.(e.g. Hokkien) following by Yue (e.g. Cantonese) and lastly Hakka.

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Look at the intricacy carvings


The phoenix is on fire


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Did u know Malaysia has many Chinese dialects? Such as Cantonese for Kuala Lumpur, Hokkien for Pulau Pinang and Johor for mandarin. Then again…. Mandarin is also a worldwide Chinese dialect.

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What animal is on the Chinese lunar calendar 2017? I think you know the answer….

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One U shopping mall decorations

Loving all the wonderful colors?

Wanna see more? lets go to instagram myrissz



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