Dragon year brings good fortune to KL traders

THE Year of the Dragon, which symbolises power, nobility, honour and success, has brought good luck to food traders and those selling decorations for the Chinese New Year celebration.

Samantha Liew, who runs a home decoration business, said she did not expect her dragon-themed baskets to be so well received.

“Since they went on sale in mid-January, more than 500 dragon baskets have been sold,” she told Bernama when met at Central Market, Kuala Lumpur.

Liew said her customers also shared their attempts at decorating the baskets, and that it encouraged her to create more unique products in the future.

Trader Cili Wong said sales were “very encouraging” as he had received many orders for various types of biscuits, spring rolls and peanut puffs since December.

Wong, who is part of a family business that has been around for the past 50 years in Petaling Street, also produces limited-edition pastries like matcha and peach tarts.

He added that he also received orders from overseas including Singapore, Indonesia and China.

He said the pineapple tart, or ong lai, was his best-selling biscuit.

A customer, graphic designer Low Si Ling, said CNY decorations brought good luck and prosperity into the home.

“Dragon is a symbol of wealth, strength and courage.

“In Chinese proverbs, there are many things related to dragons that carry positive meanings,” said Low.

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