Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year comes to an end

Malaysians end two weeks of celebrations with processions, lion dances and orange-throwing on Chap Goh Mei.

At Sarawak temple, Malay father and son serve up vegetarian meals for CNY

For 20 years, Sapiee and his son Firdaus have spent Chinese New Year in the temple kitchen.
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New Year amid flood ruin

Ho Kai Yip and his family struggle to piece their life together again after the massive floods in December put paid to any thought of celebrating Chinese New Year.

No oranges or lion dances this New Year, only mud and dirty water

The recent floods mean a very different Chinese New Year this year for a small village in Telemong, Karak.
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Chinese New Year in a Terengganu Peranakan family

While they are a minority in a Malay-majority area, they still celebrate the New Year in full tradition.

In Terengganu, Peranakan Chinese hold to tradition in the face of modernisation

While some have migrated to the city, others continue to celebrate New Year with the traditions they have always observed.

Chinese New Year, Terengganu Peranakan-style

Like the rest of the Chinese community in Malaysia, they celebrate Lunar New Year but with a twist.

Reunion dinners, house-to-house visits given green light for CNY

However, open house events remain off limits.

Covid keeps lion dance backstage this year

With much of the country still subject to restrictions on movements, the traditional lion dance has been far from the spotlight, forcing performers who normally rake in high profits this season to find other means of earning a living.
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The lion tamed in the year of the Ox

Choo Kok Yew's lion dance troupe is normally busy during the Chinese New Year season, but not this year.

Covid-19 looms large over Sarawak river town

Townsfolk worry that what promised to be a boom could turn into a bust thanks to the effects of the pandemic.

China passenger trips plummet over CNY due to Covid-19 fears

Passenger traffic over the Lunar New Year break plunged 58% from last year to 97.7 million trips, according to preliminary estimates from the transport ministry, including journeys made via railways, roads, waterways and air.

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