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Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year 2013

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Chinese New Year 2013Chinese New Year 2013 was a relaxing week of celebration. For the media, their celebration started a few days earlier when MB Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir treated them to a ‘makan kecil’ at his residence where he presented the media Chiefs with a poster that read “Peace and Prosperity”.

Royalty present  Raja Nazrin Shah and Tuanku Zara Salim officiated the event at Gopeng

Royalty present Raja Nazrin Shah and Tuanku Zara Salim officiated the event at Gopeng

Of the many events undoubtedly the most elaborate of all the celebrations was the State-level celebration held on the seventh day of the Lunar New Year at Kg Baru Kopisan Gopeng. The event was officiated by their Royal Highnesses DYMM Raja Muda Perak Raja Nazrin Shah and DYTM Raja Puan Besar Tuanku Zara Salim who certainly lent that aura of pomp and ceremony with their presence.

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Other VVIP’s who graced the event include DYAM Raja DiHilir Perak and DYTM Raja Puan Muda Perak, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and MCA Chairman Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek together with Organising Chairman Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon.

The cultural performances were grand

The cultural performances were grand

The cultural performances presented were grand and spectacular and enthralled the audience.

Shila Amzah's strong voa;s enjoyed by all presnet

Shila Amzah’s strong vocals enjoyed by all present

Additionally, everyone was awed when popular artist Shila Amzah who won the Asian Wave Chinese Reality singing talent show in Shanghai, China last year, took over the microphone and presented her strong vocals to the joy of all present especially the young crowd who moved closer to the stage to watch her perform.

Media at a dinner with Zambry before the New Year.

Media at a dinner with Zambry before the New Year.

The celebration on the first day of the New Year was held at the residence of Dato Seri Dr Zambry

Former Bond girl Dato Michelle Yeoh was a guest at Zambry's house.

Former Bond girl Dato Michelle Yeoh was a guest at Zambry’s house.

Earlier in the morning some of the Chinese community  started the new year with prayers

at Temples

at Temples

and Churches

and Churches

On the second day at an event organised by the Perak Chinese Assembly Hall (PCAH)

Tossing loh-sang at the PCAH event

Tossing loh-sang at the PCAH event

members of the opposition were present at the PCAH function

members of the opposition were present at the PCAH function

while at the community level members of the Kaying Association held their celebrations.

Members of the Hakka/ Kaying Association dinner at their Association hall

Members of the Hakka/ Kaying Association dinner at their Association hall

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Chinese New Year Recipe

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By Margarita Lee

 Chinese New Year Raw Fish Salad (Yee Sang)

 

Ingredients:

200g sliced raw fish (salmon or jellyfish)
100g radish shredded
100g carrot shredded

100g cucumber shredded
100g pickled papaya, shredded (qua yin)

10 pickled leeks, shredded (or sweet onion pickle)

100g pomelo wedges, peeled and separate the sacs (or grape fruit)

50g spring onions, shredded

10g red sweet ginger pickle
10g white sweet ginger pickle

1 tsp shredded kaffir lime (limau perut) leaves

1 shredded red chilli

20g coriander leaves
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
1 tbsp brandy
20g sesame seeds, toasted
30g peanuts, toasted and ground
¼ cup of garlic oil + 2 tsp sesame oil
150g crispy chips (fried wonton skin)

Sauce:

300g plum sauce
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp five-spice powder
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp lemon juice

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a low simmering boil. Leave aside to cool for later use.

Method:

1. Prepare all ingredients and arrange on a big round serving plate

2. Mix raw fish with lemon juice and brandy.

3. To serve, pour the sauce over the Yee Sang and sprinkle with five-spice powder.

4. Add a sprinkling of sesame seeds, roasted peanuts and crispy chips or fried wonton skin.