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Malaysia map
Area (sq km): 328,550
Population: 23,953,136
Nationality: Malaysian
Local Name: Malaysia
Language: Malay,
Chinese,
Tamil,
English
Time Zone: +8 GMT
Currency: 1 ringgit =
100 sen
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Dialling Code: +60
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .my
Religion: Muslim,
Buddhist,
Daoist,
Hindu,
Christian
Climate: Tropical Equatorial
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.30-16.00
Major Airports: Kuala Lumpur(KUL),
Kuching(KCH),
Langkawi(LGK),
Penang(PEN)

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

Malaysia villas provide the best accommodation for your Chinese New Year holiday in Malaysia. The celebrations for Chinese New Year in Malaysia remain traditional and wondrous. This is a time for family reunions and the paying of debts. Many feasts and many wishes of good luck occur during the 15-day festival.

Chinese New Year in Malaysia
Chinese New Year in Malaysia

Chinese New Year

One of the main attractions of the Chinese New Year in Malaysia is the mystical lion and dragon dance. Rent Malaysia villas along the parade route to get a bird’s eye view of this amazing spectacle. If you follow the Chinese calendar, have a connection to the Chinese culture or just happen to live in a place with a Chinese community you already know that Chinese New Year is the biggest event of the Chinese year.

Malaysia has long standing ties to China and has a large Chinese community in its urban area. For this reason, usually during the month of February, Malaysia takes on a distinctive Chinese vibe and celebrates Malaysia’s Chinese New Year for 15 days. Experience the magic of Chinese New Year first hand by renting Malaysia villas.

Chinese New Year traditions

Chinese New Year is an important family festival. The Chinese homes open their doors to welcome home returning family members. There is feasting, drinking and some occasional bets. After all, if you win a bet during the New Year it is said that your good luck will carry throughout the year.

Make sure during the 15 days to never leave the house angry, and by all means do not sweep your house. If you follow these two simple Chinese New Year traditions luck will follow.

The larger urban sprawls have incredible street festivals including joyous parades, popping fireworks, dances and excellent music. There is much food to be eaten and drinks to be imbibed.

The air is nothing short of merry and everyone looks forward to the incredible lion and dragon dances making their way through street and plazas. This is the iconic symbol for Chinese New Year throughout the world. The fifteenth day ends New Year with the celebration of Chap Goh Mei.

Chinese New Year venues in Malaysia

Chinese New Year in Penang is one of Malaysia’s biggest celebrations. Experience Chinese New Year in Melaka with its festival and open house complete with traditional offerings of mandarin oranges and plum blossom stalks.

The Chinese Festival and Market Fair in Kuala Lumpur is pure excitement at the Pasar Seni (Central Market). Also in Kuala Lumpur at Bukit Bintang is the Chinese Weekend Cultural Festival. Do not forget to sample the Chinese delicacy yee sang. The Selangor Dragon Meets Lion is a spectacular display of ability and talent. All this and more is yours when you reserve Malaysia villas to experience the Chinese New Year in Malaysia.

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