Penang Chinese New Year decorations, 2014

It’s Chinese New Year
and all through the night
there’s the sound of crackers
and flashes of light.

At this time of year it is usually great weather – sunny and bright blue skies. Where normally the traffic is terrible there’s hardly anyone around, and where it’s usually quiet can be quite busy.  You see whole families from little children to grandparents moving around in groups. And all the Chinese are cheerful.  Often you hear the sound of a lion dance starting up, and day or night – even at 4AM – you hear gigantic explosions randomly – meant to scare away any lurking evil spirits, and any chance of sleep.

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our Chinese New Year tree

our Chinese New Year tree

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