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11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown

17 Jan 2023
 
Many people will return to their home towns during 🧨🍊Chinese New Year. However, some people do not have a home town and there are also those whose home town is in the city itself. For these people, Chinese New Year can be quite mundane. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 11 things that you can do during Chinese New Year if you are not returning to your home town. Come check it out!
 

Take a Short Trip to the Chinese Village of Jenjarom

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Take a Short Trip to the Chinese Village of Jenjarom
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For those who wish to have a hometown to return to but do not, you can head over to Jenjarom for a day trip. It is a village made up of around 95% Chinese people, so you can experience how it feels to celebrate Chinese New Year in a traditional Chinese kampung.
11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Take a Short Trip to the Chinese Village of Jenjarom
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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.

 

Temple Visit

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Temple Visit
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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.

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Temple Visit
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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!

 

Splash Around in Waterparks

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Splash Around in Waterparks
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11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Splash Around in Waterparks
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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.

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Explore Meihua Walk @ Machap Baru

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Explore Meihua Walk @ Machap Baru
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11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Explore Meihua Walk @ Machap Baru
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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.

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Explore Meihua Walk @ Machap Baru
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At night, the pink plum blossom trees are illuminated with tiny lights, giving them a magical atmosphere.

 

Watch CNY Movies in Cinema

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Watch CNY Movies in Cinema
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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).

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Watch CNY Movies in Cinema
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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.

 

Staycation in Pulau Langkawi

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Staycation in Pulau Langkawi
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11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Staycation in Pulau Langkawi
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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.

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Staycation in Pulau Langkawi
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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.

 

Visit Relatives and Friends

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Visit Relatives and Friends
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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.

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Visit Relatives and Friends
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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😏).

 

Tour Kuala Sepetang

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Tour Kuala Sepetang
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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.

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Tour Kuala Sepetang
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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!

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Join the Fun in The Mall

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Join the Fun in The Mall
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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!

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Join the Fun in The Mall
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Moreover, malls in Malaysia often organize festive activities during Chinese New Year, such as dragon dance performances, calligraphy shows, fan dance, and many more..

 

Take a Leisure Diving Course

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Take a Leisure Diving Course
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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.

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Take a Leisure Diving Course
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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.

 

Ride on ATV

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Ride on ATV
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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.

11 Things That You Can Do During Chinese New Year if You Are Not Going Back to Your Hometown: Ride on ATV
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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.

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We hope that this list of 11 things that you can do during Chinese New Year if you are not going back to your hometown proves useful for you. What are you waiting for? Hurry and plan how to spend the rest of your 🧧🍊Chinese New Year holiday meaningfully.

 

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