Saturday, February 27, 2010
We were there over Chinese New Year, so were able to watch a lion dance at a local restaurant. Most businesses welcome the lions in to give them prosperity for the coming year. It was interesting to watch. The show started with fireworks, then drumming and dancing. Then, the lions "ate" fruit that had been left out, which took several minutes, as they were actually peeling and rearranging the fruit. When they got back up, they'd made characters representing prosperity.
From Melaka, we took a bus up to Kuala Lumpur, where we headed to the Petronas Towers, until 2004 the world's tallest buildings and still the world's tallest set of towers. We joined the hordes of people taking photos and then found a little curry restaurant from which we could look up at them. Not a bad last night of our trip.
More pictures here: http://hsinchina.shutterfly.com/3613.