Galloping into the Chinese New Year
As we welcome the year of the wooden horse, we decided to take a quick visit to the place where all the pre-celebration preparation takes place.
We headed to Pasar Glodok: known extensively as the traditional market where electronic gadgets are sold at a bargain.
Annually, weeks before the Chinese New Year, Jakarta’s own Chinatown is instead transformed into a heaven of decorations adorning the symbolic and vibrant color red.
From corner to the next, the joy of welcoming the Chinese New Year is felt through being in between the peak of the crowded market.
Swarming back and forth, the mass bargained their way to acquire fresh oranges, mooncakes, abundant sweet confections, cartoon adorning angpaos to the glitzy choices of lanterns.
While the market is closed three days for the vendors to celebrate the festivities, we hope you can at least enjoy the holidays through our collection of snapshots.
Jl . Pancoran, Tamansari,
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
— Athina Ibrahim
Photography by Athina Ibrahim