Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy KL

Gung Hay Fat Choy from Kuala Lumpur.
It's Chinese New Year and it's certainly celebrated here in Kuala Lumpur where roughly 43% of the 1.8 million people are Chinese.
The Chinese were amongst the earliest immigrants to settle in KL but many came originally to work lower end jobs. Most originated from Guangdong Province and speak Cantonese but Chinese immigrants also migrated from Fujian and Hokkien.
Today, many of the Chinese in KL are English-educated and speak primarily English with some Chinese dialects. A majority of them are involved with the corporate and commercial business sector of Malaysia.

Kuan Ti Temple is one of the two main Chinese Temples in Chinatown.
A Taoist Temple also known as Guan Ti or Kwong Siew Temple, it's dedicated to Kuan Ti, the God of Righteousness.
The temple houses a long knife (Guan Dao) brought from China more than 100 years ago.
Legend has it that anyone who touches the knife will receive its blessings, whatever that means.

Lion pole dancing.

Welcome Year of the Rabbit.
You're a rabbit if you were born on or after the Chinese Lunar New Year in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, or 2011.
Rabbits are generally gentle, calm, loving, and ambitious. They're good listeners, kind, and sweet by nature so they're often sought out as good trusted friends. They also have a good eye for art, design, and fashion (who doesn't know a rabbit thats not a flashy dresser?).
Rabbits are most compatible with Dogs, Sheep, and Pigs (not in this order).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alan and Herman, love the pictures from your current trip. The KL photos and videos are amazing, and so are the photos from Thailand. All the pictures of food, it's a wonder you guys are so skinny! Love,

Jeff and Don