Lunar calendar

25) Glimpse of a Snake in Chinatown

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A night scene with a wave of square lanterns appear in Chinatown, Singapore which was captured my me this evening.  As this is the Lunar year of Water Snake, I guess that’s why the lightened up decorations come conversely with fire red colour.  To me, the deco resembles more like Loch Ness  than snake, most probably they belong to the same species.  Or I might be wrong..

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The illuminated boxes come with twelve zodiac and auspicious words on them.  May all my wishes be fulfilled with the dedicated inscriptions, I wish!

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Coincidentally, the red break-lights of vehicles match so well with the festive atmosphere.

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The much sought after and infamous dried sausages and dried duck legs (also known as wax sausages/duck legs) store give an extra touch to the New Year’s air.

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A good technique in bargaining might earned you an extra sausage of joy!

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An elder earning his own keeps with his talent earned my appreciation of some dollar notes.

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Lim Chee Guan, the well-known BBQ sweet pork shop has been working non-stop day and night through weeks to cater to the long waited customers.  Waiting time can be as long as 2-3hours if you have the patience to wait for it.  When you see this, you know, the festive seasons is just at the corner!

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