Many foreign visitors (especially kids) are fascinated with the lion dance and dragon dance.
Partly could be the adrenaline pumping drum (traditional lion dance music).
It was the variety of forms and colours that I personally find the lion/dragon dances interesting.
How ‘hot’ is Chingay in Johor Bahru?
Two of the hot spots are the VIP grandstand along Jalan Wong Ah Fook (opposite of Central and the temporary shrine.
The participants, devotees and tourists (like us) walked 10KM round circuit from the temporary shrine to towards city center.
These flags were carried by young girls, and this has been a century old tradition.
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..