Festival

Songkran 2017 in Penang

It’s very very quiet this year. About 1 / 20th the normal number of people. Usually it’s already chaos by 8.30am, but I took these photos at around 11.00.

I asked the fountain of all (local) knowledge, one of my neighbours. Today was Thai Songkran. But the Burmese celebrate on the weekend, so Sunday is the big day.

Happy New Year

It’s New Year.  I love this time of year.  It’s very quiet – you can actually cross the roads on foot.  And the air seemed different walking around at about 8AM this morning.  It seemed like the weather was changing. The wind was different. Not that I’m predicting anything, as it’s not a forte of mine. At other times during Chinese New Year the roads are packed as everyone goes out by car at the same time.  But at least the first morning is quiet.  I tracked down a lion dance – I love these.

 

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