Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Twenty five hours after leaving Toronto I arrived in Malaysia.. First stop a beautiful hotel in Kuala Lumpur. I dove straight into bed to try and make a fast adjustment to the 13 hour time change. I left Toronto at 7am on Wed and arrived in Malaysia on Thursday 8pm. At 5am I woke up to the sounds from the outdoor speakers of the local mosque.
The city is alive with celebrations marking the Chinese New Year. Everwhere you go you see red lanterns celebrating the year of the snake. You may also hear 2013 referred to as the year of the Water Snake, Black Snake or Black Water Snake. In Kautan at midnight fireworks continue to be sent off marking the celebration.