AS Chinese on Borneo make final preparations to celebrate the Lunar Year of the Snake that begins on Sunday, February 10, it should be of interest to know how people on mainland China view this event that they call the ‘Spring Festival’ celebration.
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January 28, 2012
THE tragic death of a newly-wed By Shaow Yong, 26, at Taman Seputeh, in the Luyang suburb of Kota Kinabalu in the first hour of the Lunar New Year on Jan 23, has given rise to Malaysians reflecting on the ineffective enforcement of the ban on fireworks and firecrackers in the country.
January 19, 2012
AFTER weeks of hectic preparation, Chinese families on Borneo and elsewhere in the world are now eagerly awaiting the traditional reunion banquet on the eve of the Lunar New Year on Sunday, Jan 22 when the Rabbit would humbly make way for the entry of the Dragon at the stroke of midnight.
January 18, 2012
LEGEND has it that in ancient time in China, a very fierce and mysterious monster, known as ‘Nien’, would come round during the start of the Lunar New Year to attack the villages.
February 2, 2011
Teng Song Cheng, an elder of the Chinese community in Sabah, a Malaysian state on northern tip of Borneo, expounds his knowledge and experience on traditions behind the Lunar New Year festival. Joe Leong THE Chinese community attaches great importance to the eagerly awaited family reunion, especially the big banquet on the eve of the [...]
February 13, 2010
JOE LEONG THE Chinese community on Borneo island join millions elsewhere round the globe to get ready to usher in the Lunar New Year that begins on Sunday, Feb. 14. Each Chinese year is named after one creature in a cycle of 12 and the one just ahead is the Year of the Tiger.