"Chinese New Year in Johor" Top 5 Page for this destination Negeri Johor by Wild_Orchid

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Chinese New Year is a time to come together with family and friends and to enjoy chatting about the "good old days" and also to catch up on who's doing what and who just had a baby, etc. From far and near, relatives will return home and gather for a reunion dinner on Chinese New Year Eve.

Forget about your diet-Chinese New Year is the time to enjoy tons of Chinese food and traditional & less traditional delicacies & cookies, sweets and an unlimited quantity of soft drinks, and some beer or shandy for the adults. (I'm not partial to beer and don't like the calories in soft drinks, so I brought a bottle of Italian lambrusco-how untraditional! He He, He.)


Children of all ages enjoy dressing up in their new clothes and going from house to house with their parents to visit friends and relatives. This is because apart from the attraction of the cookies, sweets and soft drinks, they know that they will usually receive ang pows in each of the houses that they visit.

The Lion Dance is performed at many houses and offices, a way to scare away the evil and bad spirits and to bring good luck to the household or office that is being "blessed". The picture shows a lion dance that was performed at my company's office last year - it is done on annually as part entertainment and partly to keep the Chinese staff happy that the work environment would continue to be favourable and the year to be an auspicious one.

Join me and let me take you through what is a typical Chinese New Year celebration for me and my extended family. It's quite difficult to know where to start...but let me give it a try. Enjoy the journey!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Family, friends, noise, good food
  • Cons:Family, friends, noise, too much good food, heat & humidity
  • In a nutshell:Chinese New Year with the family, there's nothing like it!
  • Last visit to Negeri Johor: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 4, 2005
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  • bkarjee's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Happy CNY 2009 to you in advance. May the year of Ox bring all happiness and prosperity to your famil BK

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2006 at 6:21 PM

    ♫Happy birthday to you♫♫

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 6:01 PM

    Thanks for sharing the great food and info. Will try them all soon.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2006 at 6:10 AM

    Excellent page. When I am in Johor I am either going to or coming from the airport. It sounds like a great place to celebrate CNY.

  • Feb 11, 2006 at 9:54 PM

    Hi W_O, Wonderful information and pictures describing The Chinese New Year! Thank you! Hoping you are well, and wishing you a good week ahead!

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2006 at 2:45 AM

    Happy CNY and always love to rate and browse through yr pages. Love the pic of u and yr son on the beach. ":*¨`*:·~My§ticÄl~·:*.隐形的 ღ (~_~)♫♫" Greetings from snowy Hungary.

  • imstress's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2006 at 11:11 PM

    You must have a great CNY Celebration with all the stuff and even lion dance at home. Wishing you a Wang Wang year!

  • airasia's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 5:44 AM

    Wah good coverage on CNY stuff. And it is a sweaty week during CNY as well ; )

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2006 at 8:03 PM

    CNY sounds like Xmas all over again... and may everything you touch turn to "kam" this year ;~)

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2005 at 11:47 PM

    Pagoh is another teaser page, just like Tangkak. :) Was on the way to Batu Pahat & stoped briefly there, don't think I can create any tip for the time bening. -m-

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