Friday, February 4, 2011
Happy Lunar New Year
新年快乐 to all those who are celebrating this Lunar New Year. May the new year brings you prosperity, health and happiness.
This is our first ever Lunar New Year in Johor. Since there were only 2 of us, we did not prepare for any decoration and celebration (did spend 4 hours cleaning the house though).
On Lunar NY Eve, we found a few restaurants which were opened in the Sutera area and decided to try the steamboat in Shi Ki (if I remember correctly - it's just in front of the Sutera mall). We ordered the drunken chicken, few types of vegies and prawns for the steamboat plus teriyaki pork belly.
The restaurant was packed with families enjoying their reunion dinners. Overall the meal was quite nice (I prefer Szechuan hot pot though). The meal cost around RM90, so it was rather expensive.
Here are some pictures we took of the area. There are lots of decorations and giant statues in front and near the mall. The "dong dong chiang" song was being played very loudly, so you could definitely feel the spirit of Lunar New Year.
For us, we're having a quiet Lunar NY this year. My family's finally arrived today and we are planning to drive to Melaka. I certainly miss having huge family reunion dinners, will keep that for next year indeed.
Happy Lunar New Year to all!