When The Ox Prevail...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - - 1 Comments

The Lunar celebration of the year 2009 is around the corner. The Chinese community have observed this event as the most important as it shows the beginning of the new season of the year. What makes me take notice most as the Chinese New Year is coming is the preparation made to usher the coming celebration. Recently, I have been walking around Kota Kinabalu city and I noticed some decorations such as the red lantern or ‘tanglung’ have been put up. Shops also take the opportunity to sell ornaments relating to the festival. But since it was still around three weeks time to celebrate the Chinese New Year, there were only few decorations around the city. Perhaps it is too early, or else the spirit to bring life to the coming festival is not so obvious. Unlike in my hometown in Kuching, Sarawak, lots of Chinese New Year decorations can be seen everywhere around the city even before Christmas! Anyway, here are some pictures taken around Kota Kinabalu city and 1Borneo Hypermall, on how communities around here prepare the coming of the Chinese New Year…
'Tanglung's in Kota Kinabalu Streets
Apart of decorations being sold at Centre Point KK
Warisan Square's 'tanglung'
Actually, some of the things exhibited in this picture is on sale!
A very huge artificial gold coin with the 1Borneo Hypermall icon.
Flowers exhibited at 1Borneo Hypermall. Note the artificial gold coins on the ceiling of the mall.
1Borneo's North Atrium also being decorated with 'tanglungs' and artificial coins.
Polo boutique with its red products displayed.
No 'tanglung' anyway, but a boutique's own way....quite unique

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Kasia Kanaun. said...

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