Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chinese New Year Decoration 2008 (Year of the Rat) at Chinatown

These are this coming Chinese New Year decorations for 2008. The chinese new year mood is not here yet and many stalls are still in the process of putting up their goodies and wares for Chinese New Year for sale. The chinese new year mood will be very high come end of this month and especially during the night.
Winnie the pooh and friends have decided to come to Singapore to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Why? Because they are celebrating the year of the rat with Mickey Mouse. Mickey is seen in many Chinese New Year Decorations and Cards, etc for the year of the rat.


Closer look at Mickey and Donald donning the lion dance suit. They looked cute.
Can you see Mickey and Minnie in the centre of the decorations?
Closer look at Mickey and Minnie Decorations. Have you noticed the chinese character "FU"? It's the only time when a Chinese word is hung/pasted upside down intentionally. The reason being "Fu dao" means "luck or fortune has arrived". But the word "dao" can also means upside-down or arrived. So, the character 福, fu, upside-down is a play on words implying fortune has arrived.

11 comments:

zakscloset said...

wow, so colourful! looks very fun. i wish i could celebrate the new year again!!

quin[tarantino] said...

I guess it will be quite a celebrations. And couldn´t stop noticing that even chinese have surrendered to Disney!

alice said...

Mickey is definitely everywhere...It's so good to see these warm colors when everything here is grey...But you know it since you've visited ArradonDP!

Kitem said...

Yippii, I'll be in Kuala Lumpur for the celebrations! and more my birthday is on CNY's eve!
Beautiful decoration in Singapore as usual. I read on the net that the Rat is not such a nice character, I hope it's not true, will you tell us about the Rat character later on in your blog?

alicesg said...

Hahaha, Mickey is well like everywhere. I wondered if Mickey can speak Mandarin. :)

alicesg said...

Kitem, Happy Birthday in advance and I am sure you will have lots of fun in K.L. I am sure you will take lots of photo to share with fellow bloggers. I will try to share some interesting horoscope about the Rat. :)

Me said...

What fun to see Singapore, Alice. Wow, Sentosa Ferry Terminal gone... I remember that place from a visit many years ago. In fact I sent the link to your site to my mother and stepfather who lived there years ago when he worked there. Thanks!

alicesg said...

Hi "me", am glad my blog bring fond memories to you and your parents. You can visit my food blog for delicious food and stories too. :) I just include a story about the kitchen god and the "nian gao" in there. Hope everyone like it and thanks everyone for visiting my blog.

Jilly said...

Love those wonderful colours. I have such good memories of Singapore as I always used to take stopovers en route from and to Australia in the late 80s.

Thanks so much for visiting Menton Daily Photo.

Joy said...

Looks like a happy place. I used to like Mickey and Minnie when I was a kid.


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Clarice said...

Lovely photos Alicesg. All that red is for luck?