Super long pictorial post ahead. But very pretty colours! 🙂
Chinese New Year is coming, and Angel and I wanted to see Chinatown at this time of the year. So we started off to Petaling Street in the early evening from our homes last weekend, about an hour away (half an hour by car to the train station and another half by train to the station nearest to Chinatown). I love to see this sign every time I visit here.
It looks quite festive in this picture, but on the whole I didn’t feel the festive atmosphere here. Nevertheless, I always enjoy walking about Chinatown because each time I find a new place I have never been to previously.
Like this shoe shop we discovered and found shoes we liked. That is me trying on a pair of black checkered flats which I eventually purchased.
Angel fretted and resisted this yellow pair of peep-toe flats. I egged her on and she eventually caved in and bought it. 😀 Best part was, those shoes were under a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion (mine was normal price) and since she couldn’t find another pair she liked, she let me choose one pair for free! No picture of it, though, but it was a pair of shiny, chocolate-brown peep-toe flats. I’m sure I’ll use it a lot the next time I get a pedicure!
I found this sight funny and sad at the same time. He set up shop a distance away from the crowded area of Chinatown, so not a surprise there’s nobody who wanted to have their fortunes told that he got bored to slumber. At the same time, it seems so sad to run a business like that – I don’t suppose he gets a lot of business in the first place.
Okay, back to Chinatown.
Shop selling Chinese New Year decorations.
Stall selling Oriental-designed clothes and bags. Very pretty.
The crowd at Petaling Street.
We had dinner of chicken & char siew rice from one of the stalls around there. Kinda pricy (RM5.50 a plate) considering it was a roadside stall, but I had walked about Chinatown a fair bit then and so it tasted good to me.
Angel had a big guffaw when she saw this. 😆
We popped by Central Market to have a look at the decorations there.
Traditional Chinese clothes. Most people don’t wear these for CNY these days though, but we maintain wearing red and minimising the black for the most part.
Angel decided the night was too early to go home, so we took the train to Suria KLCC (the mall at Petronas Twin Towers) to see the decorations there.
Some paper craft stall amidst the backdrop of KLCC’s CNY deco.
Lovely paper remakes of Malaysia’s architectural icon.
This is the most popular shoe shop for Malaysian women. They also sell bags, sunnies and jewellery.
Angel insisted it’s not enough to go home just like that and dragged my sorry ass (and aching feet) to walk to Pavillion, a mall which she insisted was nearby KLCC. Well, after walking through a tunnel, past the Aquaria, out on the other end of KLCC, and a short outdoor walk there, yeah sure it was near! Angel took this during our short outdoor walk.
This huge, golden ox was on display at the entrance of the Pavillion shopping mall. I like cows, but this doesn’t do anything for me.
Dancers appeared from the inside of the shopping mall to dance around the golden ox, but the people were more interested to take pictures with them than to watch them dance!
Springtime, shopping mall-style.
Spring blossom. Or is it plum blossom? Or cherry blososm??
Only then was Angel satisfied to go home. But look at the crowd of the Monorail station! *sulz’s legs gave way at the sight*
Pictures, as always, courtesy of Angel, who also blogged about it in her blog.
Goodness, that’s the most pictures I’ve ever posted in a blog post. Blame Angel, she took so many. 😛
Have a Happy Chinese New Year, dear reader! And if you don’t celebrate, well… wish me instead.