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Conrad Centennial’s Chinese New Year Lucky Feasts.

For this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations, the Conrad Centennial Singapore ‘s Golden Peony restaurant promises no less than the apogee of Chinese cuisine: contemporary Cantonese dishes and inventive dim sum creations prepared by the finest Hong Kong chefs. Between February 1 and 28, the Golden Peony’s chefs recommend a few specialty dishes come the Lunar New Year: house specialty Prosperity Claypot or Poon Choy (S$288 for 4 persons), combines shark’s fin, abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, dried oyster, black Chinese mushroom, black moss and Chinese cabbage under a toothsome abalone sauce. If you care for a bit more adventure, try the Monkfish and Snow Fungus steamed in Chinese Herbal Broth (S$18 per… [...]

Thaipusam Celebrations this January 30.

Image © Mohd Nor Azmil Abdul Rahman /Creative Commons Thaipusam is a religious holiday that is especially important for the sizeable Tamil Indian community in Southeast Asia. More images and information after the jump. Read more… Thaipusam Celebrations this January 30. originally appeared on About.com Southeast Asia Travel on Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 23:17:40. Permalink | Comment | Email this [...]