Penang CNY Celebration 2016

It was a fun-filled experience in the streets of Penang as everyone embraced the 2016 Chinese New Year. With a huge size of Chinese community, it is the most anticipated annual event of Penangites along with tourists from different parts of the world. If you wish to witness a grand Chinese New Year celebration, Penang is the place to be! Make sure you have enough energy for the day because it’s gonna be a long walk and a huge crowd.
Date: 13 February 2016
Time: 4:00 PM – 12AM
Location: Esplanade Penang, Malaysia (Light Street, King Street, Penang Street, Church Street, Bishop Street, Beach Street & Armenian Street)
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Penang CNY Celebration 2016

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
Photo Corners are scattered through streets so everyone can keep the memories with their love ones.

 

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
Adorned with pretty lights, lanterns and other creative decorations, the air was filled with fervent festive atmosphere.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
Long lines of booth stores with array of stuff to offer. From ethnic items, souvenirs and food, you’ll surely find a best buy.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
Thumbs up for Chio Tian Culture and Arts Troupe! And the rest who did impressive stage performances to keep the crowd alive.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
The guy leading Chio Tian Culture and Arts Troupe in the beat of drums.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
The night was still a great time to take photos with love ones, people stood beside these huge yet cute lighting statues.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
Talented youth gathered the crowd with skits performed in the streets.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
 The throng patiently waited to watch the traditional dragon dance on high stilts with breath-taking stunts.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
In addition to the main stage, there are 6 more stages positioned in other streets expanding the celebration to a wider area. Each stage has its distinct performances. You just have to get your map, walk around and there’s always an interesting view!

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
All walks of life kept the energy for the much awaited fireworks.

Penang CNY Celebration 2016
Eyes all up! A deafening applaud from the crowd while fireworks lightened up the night. Photographers positioned themselves as they capture the moment. How I wished there’s more!

Great job for those who made the event successful. I’m glad I was part of it. And to the Chinese community, I wish you a wonderful and prosperous New year! 🙂

5 thoughts on “Penang CNY Celebration 2016

    1. Yeah, the event was extravagant and well planned I must say. Thank you, I was just starting to use DSLR by then and that’s the best I could get for the fireworks shot. LOL.

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