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Basking in ambience of double celebration


(Above) A couple and their son posing for pictures at the Valentine’s Day display.(Left) This cute ‘couple’ were a hit with visitors at the bazaar.

(Above) A couple and their son posing for pictures at the Valentine’s Day display.(Left) This cute ‘couple’ were a hit with visitors at the bazaar.

Miri: Outlets in the city have been putting up Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day hybrid decorations for the double celebration.

Vendors at the Gong Xi Bazaar 2018 here displayed cut-outs with Valentine’s Day and CNY themes to attract those looking for gifts for both occasions.

Many couples, some with their children in tow, took the opportunity to snap photos with the designs on display.

They were not only in the traditional CNY red, but also pink and other bright hues.

Vendors at the bazaar were seen selling floral arrangements as well as soft toys such as teddy bears.

Florist Anne Su was one of those who was not only selling CNY decorations but also dolls and flowers.

“Actually the dolls and flowers would also make nice CNY decorations.

A couple of big cartoon characters in the centre of the bazaar which was quite big hit with visitors.
A couple of big cartoon characters in the centre of the bazaar which was quite big hit with visitors.

“The fluffy soft toys are a great Valentine’s Day gift too.

“In fact, roses are not only ideal gifts for couples but also make nice CNY decorations,” she said.

Student Annabelle Lim said a canine soft toy would make a great Valentine’s Day cum CNY gift.

“Its great to see so many dog soft toys together with Chinese lanterns and colourful flowers,” she said.

Malls have also jumped on the bandwagon with colourful two-in-one decorations.

Stage performances feature not only CNY songs but also love tunes as Valentine’s Day is just two days before the Lunar New Year.

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