Chinese New Year Dinner

This is REAL Chinese food—and it’s really delicious!

We had traveled to Johor Bahru in the southernmost point of Malaysia, just next to Singapore, to do some professional development with the faculty of the JB Sri Utama Schools, when Dato’ Fawziah invited us out to share some great Chinese New Year food and customs.

Outside the Chinese restaurant in Hotel Mutiara

Outside the Chinese restaurant in Hotel Mutiara

Once inside, Dato’ introduced us to “Yee Sang,” the custom of tossing special noodles and foods together to bring good luck.

Yee Sang with Dato' Fawziah

Yee Sang with Dato’ Fawziah

This fun custom happens only at New Year, and we knew the Year of the Snake was already a lucky one for us!

The Wilkes student teachers toss those noodles high!  (The higher the toss, the more your prosperity.)

The Wilkes student teachers toss those noodles high! (The higher the toss, the more your prosperity.)

New customs, new friends, new places–that’s what study abroad is all about!

Puan Kamisah, Dato' Fawziah,  Puan Siti, Lyn Read, Gina Morrison, William Morrison

Dato’ Fawziah, Puan Siti, Lyn Read, Gina Morrison, William Morrison

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