Friday, January 23, 2009

Skywatch-Friday-Chinatown

Today, my contribution to skywatch must be the chinese new year decoration in chinatown.

Take note of all the different shophouses with different designs. Shophouse consists of shop on the ground floor and residential accomodation on the higher floor. These shophouses have a long history and some dated during the colonial times.







Shophouses decorating their shop front with chinese new year greetings and lion dance mascots.

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19 comments:

Photo Cache said...

I love the shophouses. I would love to live in one. They are very colorful.

Guy D said...

I love the architechture, I would love to visit your city one day.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Michele said...

A very nice and colorful series of photos to look at!
Mountain Retreat

ramblingwoods.com said...

Wow..everything is so festive looking and the weather looks good too...

Wren said...

I'm fascinated seeing the city through your eyes and looking forward to more skies and more decorations.

fishing guy said...

Alice: Neat skies over all the wonderful shops.

napaboaniya said...

Yup, we've got the same picture :P

Almost done with the CNY preparations. It's reunion dinner tonite and on Sunday :P

恭喜发财!!!

BJ Roan said...

Looks like the festivities will be fun.

Jim said...

The decorations and the buildings look fantastic.

Louise said...

Chinatowns are always so colorful. Nice post.

Indrani said...

Makes me feel like joining you in your festival! Thanks for these cheery shots!

The Monkey God is Hanuman and I am impressed by your knowledge and you remember it well too.

alicesg said...

Thank you for all your nice comments and wishes.

Indrani, cause during my childhood there weren't much programmes on our black and white television so we watch any programmes in any languages...lol. (Now I sound so old...hehehe)

We were amazed by the magic act of the Monkey God and during those times, no high techology or computer in producing these shows. I was amazed how the monkey god can changed into a giant monkey god. OK, now I will remember the name of the monkey god. Thank you.

Marie said...

Very beautiful and so different from what we see here in Europe. I like it.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great Sky Watch, Great buildings, Great decoration, and heres hoping you have a great Year Of The Ox..

Tom

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what great shots...love all the decorations... and, i love red...
thank you for sharing us the history behind "red" and why it is used in decorations.

have a very happy new year.

alicesg said...

Marie, am glad you like it. You can view my food blog and see what food we eat in Singapore. :)

Tom, thank you so much for the wishes.

imac said...

Beautiful photos and deco too.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Oh yes, those different shapes on the buildings make the street quite amusing.

By the way, Happy New Year (I think this one is the Ox Year, right?)

Mariz said...

I've always loved Singapore. Nice photos, made me miss the place even more. Gong Xi Fa Chai!