We arrived in Johor Bahru in time for the grand parade.
in year 2012, this annual festival has been gazetted as Malaysia National Heritage.
We were joining 50,000 locals and visitors to celebrate Chingay in JB on the 21st day of Chinese New Year.
It was worth the long drive from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru to attend this colourful and explosive festival.
Yuan Tian Shang Di (元天上帝) is the highest leader amongst the Taoist Gods.
The Chinese Old Temple was empty because the five deities have been placed in the temporary shrine where the venue has large compound for the growing devotees during the Johor Bahru Chingay Festival..
Kuala Lumpur city and many shopping malls are congested on the last shopping weekend before Chinese New Year (31 January 2014).
I dropped by Mid-Valley Mega Mall to pick up a new point-and-shoot camera. The shots in this post were taken with this tiny camera. It is fun to use the remaining power in the new battery and took a few snapshots.
The parking lot with few thousands parking bays were totally filled in 30 minutes. We decided to avoid the crowd and went to Petaling Street (also known as foreign workers street) to have lunch.
We went for lunch at Lot 10 Hutong cafeteria (十号胡同).
Looking at the amount of red colour decorations and the New Year songs in the background, we know that Chinese New Year is round the corner.
It is easy (even for foreign tourists) to guess what zodiac is the host of 2014.
Not the lotus, the HORSE!
Christmas just passed and we have celebrated New Year. Malaysia is ranked world #2 for having the most holidays. We have holiday to celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday on 14th and today we have Thaipusam (17th January).
I made a short visit to Batu Caves this morning, and see if the crowd has increased. Batu Caves is crowded as usual.
i was wondering what to explore. Perhaps starting with the knife.
If you are looking forward to visit Brickfield for its month long Deepavali (Diwali) Bazaar, you could be disappointed this year.
KL Municipal has relocated 400 stalls to Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman, near Masjid India.
I visited the back lane this morning around 10am, only few stalls were opened.
Tonight is the 9th and the last day of 2013 Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
It has been 9 days after my last visit to the temple at Ampang.
The fire walking ritual started on 8pm and ended in 15 minutes.
Devotees were rushing in after the ceremony to bring home the ‘holy charcoal’.