There was a great carnival atmosphere for the New Year celebrations. All very garish, but lots of fun.
The only mistake I made was that I saw Durian ice cream being sold as a speciality & not knowing what Durians are, I thought I would try some. Bad choice. For the rest of the evening I could not get rid of the awful smell. Too late I noticed signs on the metro (photo at bottom of page).
On the flight over to Singapore, I read in the Singapore Times newspaper that many Chinese mothers-to-be were trying to induce their babies to come early, that is in the Year of the Horse rather than the Year of the Goat which is apparently more auspicious. A case of animal prejudice?