Sunday, February 14, 2010

A new CNY

An interesting view, in my opinion, of Chinatown against the backdrop of the CBD district. A view from the 21st storey of an old block of flats right in Chinatown. Well-lit streets in Chinatown at this time of the year.

First Chinese New Year celebration in 4 years' time. Try to make it different this time. By mingling into the pre-new year crowds at Chinatown to soak in the atmosphere with the lights decoration. Wasn't quite what I had expected. Seems that this festival receives a grander scale of celebration than what I was used to. Even the lights decoration seems more of taste than ever. Perhaps absence makes the heart fonder.

Lanterns of different colours on the heavily decorated overhead bridge at Eu Tong Seng's road.

An array of lanterns at Buddha's Tooth Relics Temple for the joyous occasion.

Overlooking at Eu Tong Seng's road from the overhead bridge.

The choice of colours, the mood, the presentation, the rituals......what a stark contrast to Christmas.