Senior consultant paediatrician and researcher Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS says too many people are complacent after living with Covid-19 for two years. He shares some safety tips for this coming Chinese New Year.
As we roar into the Year of the Tiger, it will be the third year of the pandemic, with Omicron on the tiger’s tail. But all is not lost as festival celebrations are back, writes Rita Jong.
Every year, hawkers increase their prices around the Chinese New Year ‘holiday period’, but it soon becomes the permanent price.
Small and Medium Enterprise Association (SAMENTA) Central deputy chairman Datin Lorela Chia says the Year of the Tiger marks an auspicious new beginning as the world reels from the Covid-19 pandemic and hopes Malaysians will celebrate prudently with their loved ones.
Malaysian Chinese Cultural Society president Chong Ah Kow says the government should issue the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Chinese New Year early, to avoid a repeat of last year’s debacle.
It may have been a quiet Chinese New Year for many, but Twentytwo13’s Pearl Lee discovered how even the smallest of gatherings can be the biggest of celebration with the right amount of fun, laughter and positivity.
Inject fun and laughter and stay positive as we welcome the Metal Ox! Happy Chinese New Year from all of us at Twentytwo13.
In this Covid-19 era, the opportunity to celebrate a festival has turned into a competition for some. Malaysians tell Twentytwo13 why every festival – including the Chinese New Year tomorrow – is an important occasion for all.
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has had so many ‘perutusan khas’ but still rambles on and peppers his speech with “fatherly advice” instead of getting to the point, or instilling confidence in his leadership.
It’s okay that Chinese New Year celebrations this year have been “muted”. The government’s sheer ignorance of the celebration and Chinese culture, however, has the community riled up.
There will be no gatherings for reunion dinners and visiting of homes this Chinese New Year.
While it will be a quiet Lunar New Year minus the major reunion dinner gatherings this time around, everyone has a role to play in breaking the chain and flattening the curve, says Rita Jong.
Online magazine editor Kon Wai Luen has come up with his standard operating procedure (SOP) for Chinese New Year instead of waiting for guidelines from the National Security Council (NSC).