Monday, January 19, 2009

Chinese New Year Shopping In Chinatown, Singapore-Part 1

I am starting a series of shopping for Chinese New Year in Chinatown, Singapore. This is the first part of the shopping spree.

During Chinese New Year, many chinese like to buy auspicious food, decorations and any things that could bring good luck to the home. The above are some figurines of the beloved God of Fortune and pineapple decorations. Pineapple is 'Ong Lai' in Hokkien, meaning fortune coming.




Maybe the ox can help bring luck to the stock exchange.

8 comments:

ramblingwoods.com said...

The colors are beautiful in your photos...

Lara said...

you've been tagged on my blog! Please join the show :). And please, could you explain what the year of the ox mean?

LadyFi said...

I love those jolly looking figurines! They make me smile.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Great shots!
Loved the ox.

alicesg said...

Lara, Year of the Ox is one of the animal in the Chinese zodiac. The chinese uses 12 animals to represent in the zodiac and ox is one of them and coming chinese new year will be the year of the ox.

You might like to read the following link regarding the 12 animals in the chinese zodiac.

http://www.chineseastrologyonline.com/2009/2009Zodiac.htm

the donG said...

wow! we too here can already feel the chinese new year events.

richies said...

Everything looks so festive. I would love to experience the Chinese New Year celebrations

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Squirrel said...

I got my husband a Year of the Ox tin of cookies. The tin had really good strong looking graphics on it. Hope the weather is goo for Chinese New Year celebrations in NYC . sometimes it's very very cold.