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With the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dragon only a few days away, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown was still very quiet, unlike yesteryear where the vibrant of the celebration could be felt a month away. This year’s festive displays pales in comparison to all the red lanterns, cherry blossoms and calligraphy banners that could be seen at every nook and corner of the street.

Gong Xi Fa Cai  恭喜发财

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown
(Petaling street a.k.a. “Chee Cheong Kai 茨厂街”)

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“二叔公” 与 “金铺”

A corner of the street that is full of pawn and jewelry shops.

 

    

     

   

   

Traditional pawn shop “二叔公” with bell shape logo.

Note :

二叔公即係當鋪,係廣東話。二叔公收二手貨押品借錢應急,客人之後可以用當票畀錢,要返件貨,叫做熟當。比如“拜二叔公”就是指将财物典当(因为旧时当铺柜台极高,当客要将财物高举才能递进柜台)。

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Kuan Ti 关帝 (God of Righteousness ‘正义’) and Kuan Ti Temple along High Street (adjacent to Petaling Street – KL’s Chinatown).The temple which houses an antique  ‘关刀guan dao ‘. This long knife was Kuan Ti’s weapon and had been brought here from China more than 100 years ago.

                    

There are two Guardian Gods of the temple standing ostentatiously outside, on either side of the entrance. This temple was built-in 1888 by the Selangor & Federal Territory Kwong Siew Association.

             

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Windows to “Chee Cheong Kai”  茨厂街 then and now ………………..

            

        

         

     

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