February 8, 2010

Lanterns and other Chinese New Year decorations- Singapore

Location: Chinatown, Singapore (1°17'2.30"N,103°50'35.60"E)
Date: 6 February 2009; 8.20pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

It’s that time of the year again- coming close to the Lunar/Chinese New Year (CNY). As usual, in most Asian countries where there is a large Chinese population, this is one of the most joyous festival and shoppers throng shops and stalls that sell CNY goodies and decorations. This coming CNY falls on 14 February and is the year of the Tiger- one of the most feared (and perhaps respected) animals in the Chinese Horoscope. Most Chinese couple getting married will rush to do so before the Year of the Tiger because it is apparently not-so-auspicious for such events. But of course, there will still be millions of Chinese marriages in the Tiger year- not everyone is superstitious.

1 comment:

Paz said...

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