Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, February 11, 2013

Our World - Chinese New Year open house in Penang

We attended the Chinese New Year open house at the Han Chiang High School in George Town this morning. Having heard that the top South Korean pop star PSY is coming to town, we arrived for the event as early as 7 a.m. to be sure that we would be able to secure a good vantage point.

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It wasn't too crowded when we first arrived but the crowd size certainly rose after 11 a.m.


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A few hours before PSY and his entourage rocked the stage, the chinese orchestra celebrate the start of the prosperous Year of The Snake with lovely traditional music.


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Several cultural dances of various races and a dragon and phoenix performance were also featured.


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There were also local artists singing their hearts out with enthusiasm


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Apart from that, politicians were in great spirits and all clad in hues of red, bringing festive joy to everyone

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And after waiting with great anticipation, superstar PSY with his entourage finally turned up on stage and were greeted with a rousing welcome from the Penangites and tourists.


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Just like everyone else, we were totally enthralled to say the least, and it didn't matter that the sun was scorching on our backs, because the superstar certainly had our full attention with his world famous 'Gangnam style' moves. Sadly the performance ended too soon but everyone left the venue turned on and satisfied.

24 comments:

  1. Oh fabulous! You got to see Psy! How exciting! It's sounds like a lovely day out and great weather too. Good photos - it looks like you were really close to the front.

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  2. Like your 3rd picture and off course Psy. Who doesn't like that, is must be amazing to see him perform.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  3. Good for you! You managed to see, hear and take a photo of PSY on stage!

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  4. It sounds very interesting I love such festivals

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  5. Wow! Great photography ~ Happy New Year ~

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^

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  6. What a great time!! Terrific captures for the day!! Happy Chinese New Year!!!

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  7. Wonderful images from new year celebrations.

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  8. Pretty shots. Wishing you a joyful new year.

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  9. U$1 million gone in 9OOppa hizzing seconds ulala.

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  10. They're great photos. What a wonderful start to the New Year.

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  11. Wow~ you managed to capture such a close shots... must be standing very near to the stage.

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  12. Happy New Year to you. Wow, you really got some great shots. I love the variety and the colors!

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  13. Great series of photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. Lucky you! Psy was in Singapore last year but I didn't managed to see him.

    祝蛇年快乐, 吉祥如意!

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  15. Hi sweetie! Wishing you and your family a wonderful CNY and may this year of Snake bring you more luck, wealth and good health! :)

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  16. Oh yeah.. u're in Penang lol so u enjoyed the show? Thanks for sharing pics! :)

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  17. Enjoy the rest of your holiday yeah and I bet your kids are having a blast collecting angpows, hugs! :)

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  18. PSY is certainly a phenomenon, my small kids like him very much, not me. But the song is great.

    You're lucky to be at a prime position to capture the event.

    Gong Xi Fa Cai

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  19. Oh you were there to watch Psy? Nice photos! : )

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  20. He's very entertaining. You're so lucky to see him upclose and personal.

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