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Adding flair to lantern fest

OVER a hundred colourful umbrellas have been put together to form the shape of a dome to usher in the Lantern Festival Carnival at Maju Utama Business Centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.


Chong: Preserve culture and forge better ties

TIME-honoured traditional and cultural festivals preserve customs as well as enable understanding and integration. They also promote positive values in all levels of society, said MCA youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon.


Lantern festival to brighten up Sibu

SIBU: October is a good month to visit the town especially with the Lantern Festival taking place from Oct 3 to 26.

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Mooncakes from heaven: Hong Kong's sweet obsession

Hong Kong (AFP) - It is one of Hong Kong's most treasured food traditions: the buying, giving and eating of "mooncakes" to mark mid-autumn festival, celebrated in Chinese communities around the world next month.


More Singaporean arrivals in Sibu expected

SIBU: More Singaporeans are expected to visit this town, thanks to a promotion carried out by Sibu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI).


Colourful events and food fair part of draw in Visit Sibu Year 2017

SIBU: Visitors to the town square here during the Mid-Autumn Festival will be greeted by colourful lanterns from Oct 3 to 26.


Neighbours enjoy various activities organised by RT

RESIDENTS’ participation in neighbourhood activities has fostered stronger ties in Section 22, Petaling Jaya.

AseanPlus News

Five things you need to know about Lantern fest

THE Lantern Festival, or Chinese Valentine’s Day, is characterised by its iconic red Chinese lanterns. They are lit to represent hope for the year ahead.


Struggle against evil sparks China ritual

Fangshan (China) (AFP) - Villagers in eastern China have a unique way of washing away the taint of evil spirits -- by bathing in a shower of scorching sparks.


Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights

TAIPEI: As Taiwan lights up for the start of its annual lantern festival this weekend, one eco-friendly craftsman is breaking with tradition.