Sunday, January 16, 2011
Yap, a reader from Indonesia, left a comment on this post but not sure why the comment is not showing up.
Yap, I'm answering your queries here.
Even though a good number of Chinese folks will be travelling to their hometown to celebrate the Chinese New Year with their family, there are some who live here in the city. KL will never ever be totally deserted as KL is a metropolis of a good mix of various cultures and peoples. So, no worries about food or restaurants. Restaurants will all be open, including fastfood outlets including McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, etc.. Other attractions around the city will also be open. The only places closed on public holiday the first and second days of Chinese New Year are banks, embassies, government departments and business offices. Chinatown may not be as bustling, though there'd be some shops open for business. Central Market will be open.
Bukit Bintang and all shopping malls will still be open and bustling though to a lesser degree. I think you will enjoy the quieter version of Kuala Lumpur of no traffic and human jams.
People do not just stay at home but go visiting one another, go to the malls, eat out, take in a movie, etc.
Yap, hope all this information is helpful to give you an idea of what to expect in Kuala Lumpur when you visit us during Chinese New Year. Should you require more info, please feel free to leave another comment. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and Welcome to Kuala Lumpur!
Image: Petaling Street, Chinatown - The Star