Thursday, March 08, 2007

Day 23: Chinese New Year

It's the day to say Gong Xi Fa Chai to everyone! It must be interesting for the French to receive some ang pao (those who are not married) or distributing some ang pao (those who are married).

The day started with some games. It's in the Chinese tradition to gamble duirng Chinese New Year, a bad tradition I will say. Anyway, the French are reasonable enough to not fall for this tradition. They simply play without gamble.

My family presented the Chinese New Year card as a souvenir to the guests.

Today's program is the cultural tour to the Malay village, where my aunt is living. Some of them are really impressed by the vegetations.

My cousin was showing the guests around the area, including the palm tree.

The palm tree seeds.

A modern Malay house.

A traditional Malay house.

The star fruits.

Mango tree.

Coffee seeds, my cousin was in the coffee making industry.

We went to a beach nearby my uncle's house.

Our final destination was Dong Chan temple. It was having it's annual lantern and flowers festival.

The pagoda.

Buddha on light.

A praying ceremony.

Million thanks to my cousins who were showing us around areas, take the time to explain us the coffee processing, the plantations, and leading us to the temple. My sense of direction is so lousy that without them, this trip would have taken longer time.


  1. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Really great photos.
    Which part of Malaysia are you from? I used to live in Klang (Selangor).

  2. I live in Klang! I was in Klang for 5 weeks.

  3. Anonymous5:46 PM

    It's a small world! Did you go to school there? I went to the Convent until Form 1.
    Sounds like you had a really great holiday over there!

  4. I was in Kwang Hua and High School Klang. So after form 1 you went to Australia?

  5. Anonymous5:52 PM

    Yep, after form 1, I moved to Australia with my family.

    Hey cool. I know where Kwang Hua is. I even knew a couple of people who went there but unfortunately we lost touch now.