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The Uniqueness of Chinese New Year Celebration in Malaysia

“Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni…”

With approximately a month to go, the red lanterns are starting to be seen across the streets; shopping malls are filled with spring decorations, and the echoes of Chinese New Year songs can be heard – yes, that’s the sign of Chinese New Year celebration is around the corner!

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Photo source: blog.tourism.gov.my

Also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is undoubtedly the most important celebration for Chinese all around the world. Malaysia has its own unique way to celebrate Chinese New Year which is different from other countries.

 

Dried meat and New Year cookies are everywhere

Chinese New Year’s celebration in Malaysia will not be complete without dried meat or also known as Bakkwa (Barbecued meat jerky) and cookies.

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You will find this meat jerky and New Year cookies in almost every corner of the shopping malls. Be sure to get yourself a bite of it and check out some famous meat jerky stores such as Olaiya, Wing Heong BBQ meat or Loong Kee BBQ dried meat.

 

CNY songs by local artist and DJ’s

Apart from the traditional Chinese New Year songs, Malaysian loves to produce a new yet remarkable song to liven up the excitement of the new year! Produced by Malaysia local artists, radio DJ’s and TV personalities, the songs are created according to the Chinese zodiac. Chinese New Year is never the same in Malaysia!

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Photo source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJc4wbZ29zM

Starting off with a new decade in 2020, we will also be starting a new cycle of Chinese zodiac!

 

Shop and ready to go home!

To welcome the new year, most of the locals will be going back to their hometown to celebrate with their families. That means you’ll be getting the whole city to yourself!

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Photo source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97xVLbtrqlg          

Enjoy shopping with plentiful of bargains at the Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens Mall, where the two malls will have a host of activities for everyone to enjoy!

 

Having a Prosperity Toss or Yee Sang at The Spread

Prosperity Toss or also known as Lo Hei in Cantonese is a tradition where you will be tossing the Yee Sang as high as possible using your chopsticks while shouting out your wishes for the coming year. Similar to the meat jerky and cookies, you will also be seeing Yee Sang in every restaurant.

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Photo source: malaysianchinesekitchen.com

Yee Sang is a Chinese salad dish with raw fish or jellyfish and its special sauce and interestingly, tossing Yee Sang is originated in Malaysia!

Are you ready for your first Yee Sang of the year? Get yours reserved now at The Spread in The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences!

 

Looking for a place to stay? The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences is the answer!

It’s time to take a rest after a long day of tired shopping and having Yee Sang at The Spread for Chinese New Year celebration. Right around the corner, The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences offers you comfort and convenience during your trip to Malaysia.

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Designed for leisure seekers and business executives on an extended stay, The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences offers a total of 647 premier accommodations with 448 elegantly furnished guestrooms and 199 luxuriously spacious fully serviced residences.

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Enjoy your Chinese New Year stay here in Kuala Lumpur, only at The Gardens – A St Giles Signature Hotel & Residences.

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Website: https://www.stgileshotels.com/

Contact no.: 603 2268 1188

Address: The Gardens Hotel & Residences, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

 

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