Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chinese New Year @ Bangkok Chinatown

We used to think the Chinese New Year atmosphere in Thailand left much to be desired. Guess we were looking at the wrong places ;-P This morning, CNN ran a story on Chinese New Year celebrations around the world, and street scenes from Bangkok Chinatown was among their picks. So Mommy decided to take me along for a look...
Are we ready for the sights and sounds?
No prizes for guessing what the favourite colour is for decorating the house this time of year
The Chinese word for "fish" sounds the same as "surplus", so it is a popular symbol of prosperity (年年有余)
Sending some food to deities and ancestors...
... and burning some money to deposit into their accounts in the First Netherworld's Bank
No Gucci or Chanel for your typical CNY outfit; instead, anything with gold and crimson hues will do just fine
"Waxed Duck" - a very traditional dish to be served at Reunion Dinners

13 comments:

Jedediah said...

Thanks for sharing these colourful and to me very exotic photos. I tried to look up waxed duck and I couldn't really find a recipe, do you know how it is made? I gathered that it is preserved with a mix of spices and salt which gives it the waxy look, is that correct?

Cheryl said...

Wow! What colorful eye candy you've posted today. I can feel the busyness of the crowds.

Cheryl
ABC Team

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

cool celebration!

nathalie
abc wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful post for the C Day, Serline! I love your terrific, colorful photos! Such a great celebration! And a Happy New Year!!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Yoli said...

Happy New Year to one of the most beautiful of families!!! Wishing you so much love, health and prosperity in this the year of the Rabbit.

Roger Owen Green said...

Happy New Years.
I'll have the duck.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

alphawoman said...

Very colorful!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Happy New Year! I hope it's a hopping one for you.

Siany said...

Wow such great photos! So colourful and interesting. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog x

Buckeroomama said...

Happy new year!

恭喜发财,年年有餘,萬事如意,心想事成,笑口常開!

Paula said...

A most colorful post, Serline! The vendors look to have a bevy of treasures to choose from. May this New Year be a peaceful one!

EG Wow said...

Happy Chinese New Year!

kitchu said...

how i wish my daughter could experience her true culture. get closer to it.

happy new year :)