Saturday, January 28, 2017

Gong Xi Fa Cai from Penang


Gong Xi Fa Cai means wishing you to be prosperous in the coming year.

Penang is usually a happening place during Chinese New Year (CNY) because there are plenty of Chinese who live on this island and there are many local Chinese tourists and Singaporean Chinese who would flock to this island. But this year, somehow, it's not as crowded as the previous years.

I was at a popular hotel at the touristy Batu Ferringhi area and the hotel staff noticed the same thing. They usually have up to 300 guests for the Chinese New Year's Eve dinner but only about 100 came this year.

Below are some photos of the CNY atmosphere in Penang.

Easy drive on CNY morning.
Macalister Road, Penang

Gong Xi! Gong Xi!
Meaning congratulations/wishing you joy,
from Park Royal Hotel, Penang
The biggest Rooster I spotted was the one on Macalister Road, Penang.
It's the year of the rooster, that's why.

Rooster at G Hotel on Gurney Drive, Penang

Xin Nian Kuah Le - Happy New Year!
May we become more prosperous in this lunar new year.

Golden Gong Xi
from Penang with love
[Yes, every CNY, I dressed up for the occasion.
Gold color is the theme this year.]

Glory be to Allah who has created many nations and tribes so that we may know one another.

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