10 Things to do during Chinese New Year 2016

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4 out of 10 CNY activities You Have Done it unconsciously.


Chinese New Year is HOLIDAY !!

1. PAY A VISIT TO SHOPPING MALL


Sunway Carnival Mall
Sunway Carnival Mall


Each shopping mall in Malaysia offers spectacular seasonal decoration especially during all-time favorite Chinese New Year. Sunway Carnival Mall might have spent thousands in order to signify the coming of Lunar new year festival. There is no need to pay to take a picture with your friends !

Branches of man-made Cherry blossom were one of the attraction where passerby could write and tag wishes cards onto the branch. Most popular wishes are health, relationship and job !

Check it out Suria Sabah Shopping mall's Chinese new year 2015 decoration ! Suria Sabah Chinese New Year decoration 2015


2.  LION DANCE


It was not Chinese New year without lion dance. Lion dance is a hired performance done with or without the rising platform. However, the lion dance is must to be performed with loud instruments. One will see the lion dance performers making an art out of mandarin orange or carrying a 4-words scroll to gift to the one who funded the performance.


3. CHINESE NEW YEAR 2016 MOVIES



Well known director Stephen Chow's the "mermaid" is one of the selected few films to debut during the highly coveted first week of the Chinese New Year . The film recorded as highest opening ticket sales in a week in many countries including Malaysia.


4. PURCHASE NEW CLOTHES


Parkson counter


There is no way throughout the Chinese New Year week wearing the traditional red Chinese costume. I suppose new clothes mean ward off previous year bad luck. It was really fun though !


5. DYE HAIR




There is no compulsory on this point. Everyone went to do some look adjustment in order to wow the crowd of relative. However, dying hair is not very accepted by any parents thinking as it would probably give a bad impression.



6. NIGHT CLUB

Cameo Penang

Cocktail tables full of booze. Singing and dancing with band and DJ. A night before Chinese new year eve 2016 ! The lightning effect is quite cool. It was a little bit intense knowing that the entrance fee was FREE


7. TEMPLE


真君大帝古庙

Crowded temple with overwhelming devotees performing burnt offerings.


8.  FAMILY-FRIENDLY LOCALLY HELD PERFORMANCE



Night singing performance !


9. POKER OR MAHJONG


Mahjong

Everyone love gambling during this time. Only on this festival occasion, The full of dust poker cards and discolored mahjong were taken out from store shelves. Most of them were not addicted to poker or mahjong gambling. After the festival, the mahjong and poker will see no light again until next CNY.

Poker

The perception is winning and losing is a matter of luck.



10. CHINESE RITUAL BEFORE MEAL



Ritual before meal
A god blessed meal

An offering before a meal. The food then will be properly placed at dining table.

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