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Lunar New Year in Malaysia

Chinese New Year in Penang is spectacular.

The Kek Lok Si Temple “Temple of Supreme Bliss”is a focal point of festivals of the Chinese community in Penang and is one of the largest temples in S E Asia. For 30 days following Chinese New Year, thousands of lights turn the temple complex into a sea of light. The temples were built over a period from 1890 to 1930. The main draw in the complex is the striking seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI (Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas) with 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha, and the 100ft tall bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy.

Celebrating the year of the rooster, Penang, Malaysia

Lion dancing, Chinese New year, Penang.

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