Thursday, April 3, 2008

Shopping Rush

A large number of shoppers flock to most of the shopping malls in town these few days.

Shopping rush is just like a hot cake. You can see how the shopping rush was from the above video clip. It was recorded last Saturday. This hyper mart opens from 8 am to 11 pm on Monday to Thursday and from 8 am to 12 midnight on Friday to Sunday during this festive fever.

I went to this hyper mart twice to shop for Chinese New Year stuffs. I bought a full trolley of food, cookies and snacks for each trip and spent few hundreds ringgit.

Wang Xiao Er guo nian, yi nian bu ru yi nian. Nian nian nan guo, nian nian guo. These two sentences are in Chinese. Wang Xiao Er was a poor man. He became poorer year by year. However, he had to celebrate Chinese New Year no matter how poor he was. This means that Chinese New Year is a special festival to Chinese.

I am as poor as Wang Xiao Er and have to shop for celebrating Chinese New Year too.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Portuguese Settlement Christmas Celebration

This is another post with video clip that about Christmas celebration.

The first and second video clips for previous posts were recorded in Perth, Australia but this video clip was taped in Portuguese Settlement. You might think that Portuguese Settlement is in Portugal but it's not. For your information, Portuguese Settlement is in historical city of Malacca, Malaysia.

Portuguese Settlement formerly was a fishing village but now it is a housing estate. Most of the residents here are descendants of Portuguese. They celebrate Christmas every year by decorating their houses with beautiful light.

The Malacca State Tourism Authority promotes this settlement to be a tourist attraction. The Lisbon Hotel was built here recently to provide accommodation for tourists. There is a square here with restaurants, pubs and souvenir shops. There will be performance of Portugal folk dances during week ends.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Perth Christmas Procession 02

This is another video about Christmas procession in Perth, Australia 2005. If you had watched the video of my last post then you should know that the crowd there were so enjoyed and excited.

Actually I planed to visit Australia in early December but the tourist agency keep on delaying the daparture date and I flew to Australia in middle December. My trip to Australia is 7 days 5 nights and the Christmas procession was held a few day before Christmas. So it's coincedent that I had the opportunity to watch this excellent procession.