Sunday, January 29, 2006

Chinese New Year In Chinatown

Today is the 1st day of Chinese New Year and I would like to take you to Chinatown in the city for the celebration there.

This would be the biggest celebration among all the New Year celebrations taking place all over the city. They had to close up Lt. Bourke Street from Exhibition Street to Swanston Street and Russell Street from Lonsdale to Bourke Streets.

There's the Dragon Trail Dance that traversed all over Chinatown.

I lost count of how many lion dance troupes there were in the streets, they have to have that many to cater for all the businesses all over town!

Pray to Buddha for good luck! The queue was too long for me to wait my turn, plus I've already done it last night.

Auntie wanting to be young again or trying to score herself a new man!

Pray to more Buddhas, Oh Mi Tuo Fu! Sang Jai! Sang Jai!

This is the biggest crowd I've seen in Chinatown in a long time. Everybody wants to come down here so they feel better that they've celebrated their New Year!


And as usual there's always the food stalls..my stomache is growling so I'm gonna pig out now! See you next time! KONG HEI FATT CHOY!!!

13 comments:

cK said...

you guys had so many stuff going on....I'm not too sure about the chinatown at my place...nearest chinatown is 2 hours away....haih....

Wuching said...

chin kian: u went to the wrong place matey! :)

Wingz said...

sang jai means give birth ? lol

fooDcrazEE said...

what an atmosphere!

Jacky said...

Looks like very happening! The crowd was hugh!

Wuching said...

wingz: u know what? i don't really know what it means, i only remember that from the movies i watched when i was small!

foodcrazee: yes it was quite a crowd, thankz for visiting & kong hei fatt choy!

jacky: sure was a big day out, the biggest i've seen!

Alex Allied said...

Happy Chinese New Year!!! Angpow kenot come for me ledi :(

Anonymous said...

alex allied: happy chinese new year! from now on u have to give angpow loh!

Wuching said...

sorry that was me alex!

Che-Cheh said...

Nice crowds. I didn't even see any lion dance in my area. :(

Wuching said...

che-cheh: where do u live?

Che-Cheh said...

Klang. Heard before ?

Wuching said...

che-cheh: yes i've heard of klang & know roughly where it is but i'm surprised u didn't see any lion dance..bummer! :(