恭喜发财！ Happy Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year 0f Dragon 2012! This is my another photo report on CNY 2012 celebration and decoration at one of the most popular festive destination in Kuala Lumpur, the Tianhou Temple (天后宫, Tian Hou Gong). Lanterns and lighting features are put up around the temple each year to celebrate the festival. This year was no exception. People flocked into the temple as devotees as well as visitors to get into the festive mood.
In terms of decorations, there were nicely presented this year, as usual, eventhough it lacked of surprises.
The same scene that could be seen everyday: Devotees were filling up their drinking bottles with holy water poured from the Guan Yin Goddess.
Lanterns are hung all over the temple, especially at the courtyard in front of the main prayer hall at 1st floor, which houses the Goddess of The Heavenly Mother (Tian Hou).
Taoism and buddhism devotees are doing their prayer at the main hall, with lots of joss sticks burning around.
Tian Hou Temple is frequented mostly by the local Chinese community.
How to get into the Chinese New Year mood quickly? Watching Dragon dance performance is one of the best. Four “Dragons” were dancing to the beat of associated loud drums and cymbals rhythms.
Those “dragons” were so friendly to mix around and get together with children.
“Can you take a photo for me?”
These are a few of my favourite shots of the day…
Some EXIF info: Photos were taken with my Nikon D7000 and my Nikkor 18-105mm medium zoom lens. Daylight preset White Balance setting. No flash fired with Matrix metering.
Click HERE to view more Chinese Lunar New Year celebration photos in my Flickr album.
Tomorrow I’ll be moving further up to another popular New Year destination of Malaysia, Genting highland Resort World. More photo reports on CNY 2012 will be posted here in Travel Feeder. Until then, Ciao! – Travel Feeder, your ultimate photo travel guide of Festive seasons
HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS LUNAR NEW YEAR OF DRAGON 2012!