Pre-CNY Photowalk Chinatown (1)

Normally I wouldn’t even consider going to the Chinese New Year (CNY) Market at Chinatown. But the night’s temperature was probably hovering around 23-25°C (yes, weird for Singapore) and the humidity lower than the usual figure — the walk quite enjoyable although the place was packed with people.

One of the anchor products this season seems to be jelly candies form Taiwan. The profit margin must be high that they were able to let customers sample them freely. And competition was not really a challenge — there were at least 10 large stalls selling these candies.

There were also florists who offered refreshing sights & scent. Other stalls offered Chinese New Year decorations like banners, buntings, ornaments, scrolls, greeting cards and also red packets.

All of these photos were shot using 50mm Minolta MD at fully opened aperture (f/1.7), manual focus. Minimal post processing done, if not none.

2014 is The Year of the Horse

2014 is The Year of the Horse

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Cute bags for your ang bao collection?

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“Will I get ripped off?” she must have wondered

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Air humidifiers

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Taiwanese jelly candies, free sampling

So so crowded

Promoter for Taiwanese Jelly

Freshness in a bag

Basket-full of goodies

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Undecided

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Willows

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Not so much biz for these traditional snacks

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Shot this behind a hanging ornament. Love the outcome.

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Singtel selling their services

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Do you wonder who will buy balloons?

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Traditional paper cut outs as CNY decor

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Off with their loot