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Chinese new year in Ubud?

Posted by lindistar on 10/10/2011 at 19:18

Hi,
We will be in ubud during Chinese New Year and i wondered , is it better to visit another part of Bali for celebrations, or will there be some festivities in Ubud? I know in general Indonesia does not celebrate it as much as some of the other countries, but will there be some celebration? Am I right that it's still a public holiday?
Nearly forgot to say, I don't really like massive crowds, don't mind a little crowd though ;)
Thanks in advance!

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Posted by mooball on 17/10/2011 at 22:31 TF writer

The Balinese aren't Chinese, so it's unlikely you'll be overwhelmed with festivities of the Chinese variety anywhere in Bali. Maybe try China instead??

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Posted by lindistar on 26/10/2011 at 06:31

Mooball thanks alot I am aware of that... ;)) I thought there might be some chinese population somewhere on the island where they like to celebrate? I know it's big in Singapore and London due to the big Chinese populations there- I just don't know about Bali. I was thinking there may be a more low key celebration somewhere. We may now be in Singapore at that time anyway and just spend it with family.

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Posted by mooball on 26/10/2011 at 20:35 TF writer

Heh. One place that I'm sure will have some celebrations is in Singaraja in the north of the island, close to the tourist area of Lovina. There is a Chinese temple there called Ling Gwan Kiong. It's pretty cool.

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