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Imlek: A tourist attraction in Semarang

  • Semarang residents enjoy dinner at the tok panjang (long table) on the eve of Chinese New Year, locally known as Imlek. The main dishes are salad and fish. JP/Suherdjoko

    Semarang residents enjoy dinner at the tok panjang (long table) on the eve of Chinese New Year, locally known as Imlek. The main dishes are salad and fish. JP/Suherdjoko

  • A Muslim family walks through the Semawis Imlek Night Market. The night market this year was held from Feb. 12-14. JP/Suherdjoko

    A Muslim family walks through the Semawis Imlek Night Market. The night market this year was held from Feb. 12-14. JP/Suherdjoko

  •  People are dressed up as characters of the Chinese story of Ceng Ge. Many people asked to have their picture taken with these actors. JP/Suherdjoko

    People are dressed up as characters of the Chinese story of Ceng Ge. Many people asked to have their picture taken with these actors. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Dolls are arranged neatly before the Potehi puppet show begins. JP/Suherdjoko

    Dolls are arranged neatly before the Potehi puppet show begins. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Puppeteer Thio Hauw Lie (right) and his team present the Potehi puppet show. JP/Suherdjoko

    Puppeteer Thio Hauw Lie (right) and his team present the Potehi puppet show. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Takim demonstrates his skill in making lunpia (spring roll) skin at the night market. Semarang is famous for its lunpia. JP/Suherdjoko

    Takim demonstrates his skill in making lunpia (spring roll) skin at the night market. Semarang is famous for its lunpia. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Pianto Sutanto displays stone-made handicrafts at the night market. JP/Suherdjoko

    Pianto Sutanto displays stone-made handicrafts at the night market. JP/Suherdjoko

  • The organizing committee of the Semawis Imlek Night Market holds a prayer accompanied by offerings, adopting the Javanese tradition, at the Tay Kak Sie Chinese temple in Semarang’s Chinatown. JP/Suherdjoko

    The organizing committee of the Semawis Imlek Night Market holds a prayer accompanied by offerings, adopting the Javanese tradition, at the Tay Kak Sie Chinese temple in Semarang’s Chinatown. JP/Suherdjoko

  • Suwito cleanses the Buddha statue at the Tay Kak Sie Chinese temple prior to the Chinese New Year celebration. JP/Suherdjoko

    Suwito cleanses the Buddha statue at the Tay Kak Sie Chinese temple prior to the Chinese New Year celebration. JP/Suherdjoko

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