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Last weekend, Saturday, I went to the Chinese New Year Open House in downtown Penang. Near to all the Chinese kongsi kongsi, clan house there. It started from 4pm till late night. I read about this event in the paper so I decided to go there with some friends to take photographs. Lower Pitt Street, Armenian Street and few street around that area were close for people to walk.
The Open House Event showcased all the Chinese tradition festival etc. Chinese New Year, Hungry Ghost Festival, Winter Solstice Festival, Chinese Valentine’s Day and more more more.
It’s something like a fun fair. With foods, games, shows and performance. All were related to Chinese.
I noticed most of the people there has a camera in hand. Big one, small one. Almost everyone. I went there is the same purpose as other people, take photographs! Hehe. Saw a bunch of people gathering around a bunch of girls, so I might as well join the fun. Jump in and start shooting.
Funny was the Dragon Boat festival featured Penang’s dragon boat teams rowing the boat on land on the dragon boats that mount on tracks. My school’s dragon boat teams were there too. Competing which team can reach the finish line faster with a stick pushing the ground.
Entertainment and things to do there were, take photograph, play traditional games, eat, watch performance and show. My favourite part is take photograph, eat and play games. =D
There’s food selling there too. So you got no worry that you find nothing to eat when your stomach starts shouting at you.
I stayed there till night. Too many things to explore and I eventually didn’t explore every corner when I went home.
Though, I didn’t had my dinner there. It’s really really too crowded till need to queue for long to buy food. Just ate some snacks there. We walked to Prangin Mall for dinner after all.
Paper said this event wanted to attract 100,000 visitors, but overall, approximately 60,000 peoples were there according to the paper. Pretty cool huh?
Took a lot of photograph that day. Almost used up the whole card, 500+ photos and so stay tune for more. Posting next will be the inside story of Cheah Kongsi and Khoo Kongsi.