“Hoppy” New Year in Penang

March 2011 PHOTO ESSAY
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When Chinese New Year comes around many of Malaysia’s major cities become ghost towns, as Chinese families make their annual “balik kampung” journeys to be reunited with extended family.Chinese New Year in Penang is anything but quiet! As the temperatures soar, arrivals to the island flood in and the island becomes a giant street party for 15 fantastic days.

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