Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Raising the Red Lanterns

It's time of the year for Chinese New Year decorations to be up. This year's Chinese New Year celebration is less than a month after Christmas. So, immediately after New Year, the whole scene in a mall is switched from Santa Claus and Christmas trees to red banners, dragons or peach blossoms. It's amazing how the set designers in each mall work their magic wand! And their work of art do not fail to fascinate me!

This photo was shot at Suria KLCC, a mall under the Petronas Twin Towers.

Every time when I see red lanterns being hung, especially during the Chinese New Year festival, they remind me of the movie Raise the Red Lantern (in Mandarin, 大红灯笼高高挂). Do you have such experience where a scene reminds you of a certain movie that you have seen?

1 comment:

Priyanka Khot said...

Looks grand. The decorative lanterns are very popular as gift items, here in Delhi, as well. In much smaller sizes though.

Happy New Year!

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