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!
Petaling Street is always in the fore front of indicators for Chinese New Year, even earlier than shopping malls.
All the gifts shops are ready for another seasonal sales of Chinese New Year ornaments.
We have been visiting Dong Zen Temple (佛光山东禅寺) for its famous New Year lantern garden consecutively in the past few years.
The temple is having the opening ceremony by religious and political representatives tonight. To avoid the large visiting crowd, we arrived earlier to ensure good parking location and also see the decorations before sunset.
Drum is an important musical instrument as well as an essence of Chinese culture. So performances and music related to drums are inevitable during Chinese New Year.
Honestly, I have never seen so many lions dancing together with so many dragons.
Traffic around town will be congested during the last few days before Chinese New Year. Many people are rushing for last minute shopping.