The biggest attraction in this village is Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple (佛光山東禪寺), a Buddhist temple with lively and colourful illuminations at night. People often come here during CNY as the decorations are changed every year according to the year’s zodiac.
This is one of the most basic activities that many Chinese people engage in during Chinese New Year. During CNY, many beautiful temples in Malaysia are full of festivities. These lively and 🧨festive sights are usually only seen during festive seasons like this.
Some of the famous temples in the Klang Valley that people often flock to during CNY include Thean Hou Temple, Kuan Ti Temple, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, and many more. Do not miss the opportunity to experience traditional Chinese culture by visiting a Chinese temple in Malaysia during Chinese New Year!
The weather tends to be hot during Chinese New Year (for some reason), so going for a 💦splash at water parks seems like a good idea! Malaysia has many water parks, both big and small, indoor and outdoor. Kids will definitely have their share of fun splashing around, while adults can enjoy the thrilling slides.
Every Chinese New Year, Lorong 2 of the lively village of Machap Baru transforms into a spring wonderland where plum blossom trees line both sides of the street! For one month, villagers gather and tie fake plum blossom branches to tree trunks, which are only displayed until the 15th day of Chinese New Year.
At night, the pink plum blossom trees are illuminated with tiny lights, giving them a magical atmosphere.
Each year, many films and movies related to Chinese New Year are released in cinemas. In Chinese, these movies are called 贺岁片 (he sui pian).
It is a modern tradition that started in Hong Kong almost 30 years ago, where Chinese people gather with family and friends to watch a Chinese New Year-themed movie during the holiday.
If you have no hometown to go to, why not take a week-long leave and holiday in Pulau Langkawi? There are many activities and food that you can explore on this beautiful island.
You can join a yacht cruise to tour the island or challenge yourself with exciting activities like sky biking, flying fox, and many more. Then, in the evening, you can relax at one of the many beautiful beaches of Langkawi while watching the 🌅sunset.
Visiting a relative or friend's house has been a tradition for the Chinese during Chinese New Year. However, this tradition was forced to be halted during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Thankfully, the Chinese are now allowed to continue the tradition of bringing 🎁gifts and visiting relatives and friends! Spend quality time with your loved ones by chatting over CNY cookies & treats like kuaci, love letters, and pineapple tarts or by playing games🃏 (if you know it, you know it😏).
Kuala Sepetang is a perfect place for families with kids and elderly people to visit because the activities here are pretty relaxing. It's a 🎣fishing village where you can get 🦐fresh seafood and at the same time, tour around in a boat to further understand the fishing industry in this village.
Kuala Sepetang is also well known for its charcoal production, thanks to its large mangrove forest reserve, which provides a steady supply. Don't forget to treat your tastebuds with the famous 🦐mee udang too!
Many malls are decorated with festive 🌸decorations for Chinese New Year. This CNY, why not head over to one of these malls and do a photoshoot! Dress in the most impressive traditional Chinese wear and say 🧀cheese!
Moreover, malls in Malaysia often organize festive activities during Chinese New Year, such as dragon dance performances, calligraphy shows, fan dance, and many more..
Since many people will be taking a week (or two) off, why not use it for a short course? Begin the year by learning how to dive with PADI at Pulau Tioman.
they have a beginner and an advanced course. So, if you want more after you finish the beginner level, you can proceed to the advanced level.
Be adventurous by trying out ATV rides! ATV stands for all-terrain vehicle and it is an exciting and thrilling activity where you will ride across rough terrains in the jungle.
Get ready to be muddy and tossed around as you saddle on the tough ATV! This activity is suitable for young people who are looking for something different from the usual Chinese New Year activities.