Lion Dance, Ang Pow and Fire Cracker are 3 big things of Chinese New Year. Missing any one of these, we would not call it a “complete” new year celebration. Even though government has banned fire cracker for many years, we still can hear fire cracker rocks the Chinese New Year Eve.
For the Dragon, Lion and Unicorn Festival on Jan 26, the organiser got special permission to use fire crackers. That was so cool to see thousands of them exploded… Ya, I know this event was almost 2 weeks ago. Sigh… very limited time to update my blog now. I still have hundreds of photo pending… wait loh.. Something cool is on its way…
The lion festival was so grant. There were over 50 groups of lions, dragons and unicorns dancing. I would say this is the best chance to see the most complete collection of lion types in Sabah. For example, the face of the lions below are so flat, like being run over by a lorry. The one at the right below is Green Lion, or Hokkien Lion. The twos at the left I have no idea what species they are. Anyone knows?
Who says Chinese don’t love Malaysia? We got “Batik Lion” too (see photos below), Buatan Malaysia, I assume.
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Unicorn usually has only one horn, but I saw the “unicorn” with two horns, may be I can call it “twicorn”.
Besides lion dance, they also had dance and kung fu show by local school kids and China people. I stayed there from 1pm until 8pm and got those photos for you to see. Such a hard work.. sometimes I also can’t believe why I let people see my photos for free… Now I carry heavier camera and accessories, even more taxing..
Anyway, Gong Xi Fa Cai to you all, and thanks for visiting my blog.