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Chinese new year in Ubud?

  • lindistar

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    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!

    #1 Posted: 10/10/2011 - 19:18

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  • mooball

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    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??

    #2 Posted: 17/10/2011 - 22:31

  • lindistar

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    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.

    #3 Posted: 26/10/2011 - 06:31

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    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.

    #4 Posted: 26/10/2011 - 20:35

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