(Featured Image from Limketkai Luxe Hotel)
The last week of January was kinda different for me. Tactless side of mine turned on again and I booked myself a hotel room out of curiosity on how to use this particular mobile booking app, Traveloka, which my friends are into these days. Good thing I set the date to January 27, and tadaaa, Kung Hei Fat Choi on 28!
It was indeed a blessing in disguise. Aside from the fact that I can rest a little bit, unknown to us, a celebration is going to take place on that day in the place that I was staying. I met the Year of the Rooster at Limketkai Luxe Hotel.
In the morning, heavy rains did not stop Kong Hua School to warmly welcome the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in China, which is by the way an important traditional festival in this part of the world. Apart from China, countries that follow Chinese calendar also celebrated the same, which include Korea, Bhutan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, among others.
Kong Hua School danced their Lion and Dragon exhibition gracefully, filling a merry air around the lobby of Limketkai Luxe Hotel. The drums were so loud while red, green and yellow lions and dragons in disguise move to the beat.
After the exhibition, a gastronomic feast took place inside the hotel’s Kave Restaurant. It is just simply timely because as what most people could observe, Chinese New Year is family-focused. It is more on a sit-down dinner, rather than having an overnight party outside. Families who chose to spend their holiday at the restaurant enjoyed the lunch buffet, composed of Asian and international delights with a blend of Chinese food to match the theme of the celebration. Traditional Chinese New Year delicacies and contemporary interpretations were served – in which the restaurant tagged as Flavours of Prosperity. These include an abundance of fresh Chinese Colds Cuts, Peking Duck, Char Siu, Dim Sum Station, Steamed whole Lapu-lapu in Ginger Soy Sauce, and my favourite, Chinese desserts! We love it that we finished our lunch on mouthful buchi, Tikoy Vanilla, spring rolls and muron.
It was indeed a colourful day, made happier by the celebration, drums, lions and dragons dancing, ‒ and Chinese desserts. Indeed, a Kung Hei Fat Choi to remember.