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Auspicious Cakes/Pastries during CNY

Chinese New Year is celebrated by Thai Chinese. However it is not as elaborate as the CNY celebration in neighboring countries of Malaysia and Singapore. Recalling last year, there was a huge festivity mood in Thailand, with elaborate decorations in Bangkok’s Yaowarat (Chinatown) and shopping complexes selling various items in preparation of CNY. Chinatown was [...]

Chinese New Year festive mood in Thailand

CNY clothing in Thailand

In Thailand, the place that is most alive with festive mood would be the Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat). At night, it is beautifully lighted with various street vendors selling CNY decorations and food: As you head towards the outer towns, the festivity is less elaborate and celebrated by the Thai Chinese in a lower scale. There [...]