Ex-Sabah chief Minister brightens up the Chinese New Year open house in Tombol Village, Kota Belud

KOTA KINABALU: The Chinese New Year is celebrated on a grand scale by the Chinese community throughout the country today, marking the birth of the new year according to the lunar calendar.


The Chinese New Year is divided into a cycle of 12 years and named after the Chinese zodiac (animal names).

This year is the Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the cycle.

In Sabah, the Chinese New Year celebration is joyfully and festively celebrated by people of various ethnicities.

The tradition of visiting and open houses is held by the Chinese community, including at the village level.

One of the open houses is hosted by Chinese captain Datuk Andy Chua at Kg Tombol Village, Kota Belud.

Datuk Andy Chua’s open house receives visits from the public in Tombol Village, starting from 10 am.

Among those present is the former Sabah chief minister, who is also the Usukan assemblyman, Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

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