Sunday, January 27, 2008

Town painted red

The Chinese celebrate the lunar new year in a few days and as the tradition goes, they wear red clothes & use red charms to decorate their houses for the festival. Singaporean markets these days look so incredibly red & beautiful...

9 comments:

suramya said...

are these pics of chinatown, its the year of which animal this time?

Radha said...

Suramya,
Hi! Yes, one of the pics is from Chinatown & the other is from Paragon (Orchard Road).
I think its going to be the year of the Rat.

Nabeel said...

awww these are very pretty shoes .. and I am sure the work done in 'em is manual .. not by a machine.

Happy Reader said...

Looks Pretty!! It brings back memories of my trip to Shanghai. Shopping malls & bazaars had tons of beautiful stuff like these everywhere.

Radha said...

Nabeel,
Hi! How have you been?
Well, China is famous for its factories & assembly-lines. So wouldn't assume these are hand-made.

Happy Reader,
You've been to Shanghai? How did you like it? I am so keen on seeing China. Maybe someday soon!

666 said...

reminds me of the phrase 'paint the town red'

Radha said...

666,
Hello, exactly why this post has that title! :D

Moi said...

we are in NYC right now for two days....and last eve we did NYSE (apart from other places) and i thought of your post ....remember??? :)

and just last evening we were talking how cool it would have been if we could have stayed longer and made it to Chinatown during their new year

those are resplendent reds.....a friend was telling me Chinese associate red and gold with happiness and prosperity ..and that explains those colors on happy occasions.....

Radha said...

Moi,
How was NYC? And what city have you moved to finally???