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The Ramadan bazaar at Stutong Market.

Wishing all of you a wonderful and prosperous year ahead!!!

Good health and peace fill your home.

Red lanterns, gold lanterns, blinking lights, all shapes and sizes, they are every where now to welcome the year of the Rabbit. (sorry didn’t see any carrots hanging here).

Kenyalang Park Commercial Centre is the place for this Chinese New Year festive mood. Shops and stalls are putting up new year deco and goodies until next week.

Go early in the day to avoid massive jam in the evening. I was there around 5.30pm yesterday and the place was filling up fast.

Enjoy your shopping and be safe! 🙂

It has been a while since last I visited the Chinese Museum. Someone has told the place has been renovated and updated, so I went to check it out recently.

Wow! It sure has improved! (Sorry no camera allowed in the museum). But I can tell you this, the renovation has put together antiquities and technology to create a vivacious museum for Kuching.

This was the original building that housed Chinese Chamber of Commerce back in early 1910s. Even the colour on the exterior is being kept to its original colour.

Sometime ago ASTRO was showing a documentary series on Sabah and Sarawak entitled “Malaysia, My Home – Story of Sabah and Sarawak”. Finally I found them and thought I share it with you. The series are all in Mandarin.

Here I’m linking only the first episode. For more go to youtube BenDiQuan channel or just link through from the above clips.

The 15th day of the Eighth lunar month the Chinese celebrate the day of mid-autumn festival. Where kids enjoy lighting a lantern or two and walk around the park. Adults would chit-chat away while sipping tea and eating mooncakes and fruits.

Tonight I had my lanterns hanging at my balcony…. too embarrassed to be walking around with 4-5 lanterns at the same time 😉

And I know some people out there have been singing this song 月亮代表我的心 (“The moon represent my heart”) by Teresa Teng over and over throughout this day. Today, the moon is after all the centre of attraction. So enjoy!

The oldest temple in town, Tua Pek Kong, standing firm and with pride on its ground amidst newer, taller and more modern buildings surrounding it.

All of my life and I lived in Kuching most of that time, I have never stepped foot in Tua Pek Kong until yesterday. We brought a guest from Penang around and thought it would be nice for him to visit our oldest temple since he’s a curator of a temple in Penang. So it was a ‘tourist’ bringing a tourist around 🙂

I like how this temple is being preserved and still stand as a symbol of our past, our history and our heritage.

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