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6 Things To Do During Chinese New Year In Kuala Lumpur

Experience the best out of your CNY celebration in Kuala Lumpur

Posted on 02 January 2020

6 Things To Do During Chinese New Year In Kuala Lumpur

Stuck in Kuala Lumpur whilst having zero plans for Chinese New Year ? Marking the first of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, this Holiday signifies the importance for the Chinese communities from around the world filled with blessings and prosperity.



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Here’s 6 things you should do during Chinese New Year In Kuala Lumpur:


1. Visit Petaling Street Chinatown

Ignite your New Year spirit by visiting Petaling Street area - a place known as the Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. You don’t have to be in China to get that vibe, here is a place that you can visit and admire the ornate decades-old Chinese Temples, join in the prayers, catch the popular lion dance performances and witness the alluring sky illuminate with vibrant fireworks.

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2. Admire Chinese New Year Decorations in Shopping Malls

Consider this as an event for the holiday season itself, visiting malls to witness their enchanting decorations has become a must-do occasion for Malaysians. The malls in Kuala Lumpur are famous for their extraordinary over-the-top holiday decorations throughout the year, especially on Chinese New Year! Popular shopping malls you should check out for their Chinese New Year themes is Pavilion, Suria KLCC, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama and Sunway Putra Mall


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3. Dine out for Traditional ‘Yee Sang’ Meal in Kuala Lumpur

“Yee Sang” or “Yusheng” is a Cantonese-style raw fish salad consisting of strips of raw fish, shredded vegetables, sauces, and condiments - symbolizes abundance, prosperity and vigor. A unique tradition to celebrate Chinese New Year with a reunion dinner by partaking in Yee Sang- a revered custom of importance on this occasion. Everyone will get together at a restaurant or family member’s home from all over Malaysia for this moment of joy!


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4. Visit Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple

Located in the quaint town of Jenjarom in Malaysia and is popular for the annual Chinese New Year Lantern & Floral Festival. The temple grounds are fully illuminated with decorations of lanterns, flotillas and digital vibrant lights for the upcoming celebrations. The temple was given the “Outstanding Scenery Award” from the Tourism Board of Selangor.

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5. Visit Thean Hou Temple

Dazzling decorated temple in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Just a week before the beginning of Chinese New Year celebrations, the whole building is embowered in a warm, red glow due to the thousands of lighted lanterns set in the temple’s open grounds. Here, you can enjoy the activities and performances consisting of lion dance, magic and circus shows, artistic displays, calligraphy and more!

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6. Celebrate Chinese New Year at Kuala Lumpur Hotels

A perfect choice for a grandeur New Year celebration filled with luxuries for a stay at Kuala Lumpur’s grand hotels. For a fantastic Chinese New Year Staycation, a stay at a hotel with a city view or an infinity pool is a must as you will have the opportunity to witness the amazing fireworks view at the city sky! You can check out The Face Suites, Aloft Hotel, Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur, Traders Hotel and more to check out!

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We’re convinced that these tips will make your Chinese New Year staycation or holiday memorable in Kuala Lumpur!

Have a great one! 



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