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One last quick guide to Chinatown

The last of the Chinese New Year festivities starts today. Here’s a quick look at some fun things to eat, do, or buy


Posted January 20, 2012 by Melissa Chang

This weekend is your last chance to get Chinese food and New Year items from street vendors, this time concentrated at the Chinese Cultural Plaza. Earlier this week I gave you a list of Chinese New Year essentials; today, I’m just adding a few more miscellaneous things for you to see/do/eat to ring in the Year of the Dragon.

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Chinese new year 2012

I can't say this enough, but every pake east of the Hunan will be in Chinatown this weekend. Tip: Park at Kukui Plaza — the entrance is across Pali Longs. You can park for a flat fee of $3, and avoid the Chinatown traffic.

The big Chinese New Year Festival is today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Chinese Cultural Plaza. Admission is free.

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  1. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Delicate Blossom: LOL…”No need, collects dust”! Planning to go tomorrow. Need them lucky underwear for upcoming Vegas trip. I always wondered why they have Lion dance when the Lion is not part of the Chinese Zodiac, or is it something else where the Lion is special.

  2. Melissa808
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

    @Annoddah_Dave Yes! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_dance

  3. turkfontaine
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

    lion dance, dragon lady. i miss them both. esp dragon lady, whom i drive into a foaming rage with my illogical requests for a different color plastic bag for my fruit each day. “what i give you, i give you” “one bag same as another” “why you gotta be so crazy?”

  4. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

    @Melissa808 Delicate Blossom: Xie xie or do tze…

  5. Melissa808
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

    @turkfontaine ah, the crazy lound eye.

  6. nonstopmari
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

    i’m getting u a lion puppet for ur rear view mirror. what is it for, anyway? is it like a fu dog, i shd buy 2 to guard my door?

  7. Melissa808
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

    @nonstopmari it’s a toy!!! A dust-collecting toy!

  8. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    @Melissa808@nonstopmari EO: Yes! I’ll buy one for DB so she can have them instead of Swifters!

  9. M
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Gung Hee Fat Chow!

  10. M
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Gung Hee Fat Choy!

  11. Melissa808
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 5:52 am

    @M Happy new year!

  12. Soos2005
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I didn’t even know there was lucky underwear. Is it only lucky for Vegas, or for other things?

  13. Melissa808
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    @Soos2005 oh, good question! I only bust mine out when I go to Vegas. TMI?

  14. Soos2005
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    @Melissa808 @Soos2005 hahaha! Yup!

About Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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