Sunday, January 15, 2006

Pineapple Luck


If a Christmas tree is a must for the Christmas decoration, any plants with a GOOD name will be a Chinese New Year tree, actually not tree, only small plants.

Getting a plant to put in the house during Chinese New Year is an art, the most common plant to get is Golden Lime which brings money and good luck, but Lime is too old “fashion” nowadays.

Therefore you can get more interesting plants in the market now, which are more colorful or creative, perhaps more than creative.

In Malaysia, Chinese in different areas will have different “NEEDs”; in Northern part where there is a majority of Hokkiens, they particularly love pineapples, because pineapple in Hokkien is “ Ong Lai” which means Good Fortune comes.

Hence there no surprise to discover that pineapples will be the most popular fruit during Chinese New year.

However, this year in the market you can get giant Pineapple, excuse me, not really a pineapple, but a creative art from bamboos to create a pineapple shape plant. The bamboos they used are Guan Yin Zu which also called as Chimonobambusa marmorea Makino or Marbled Bamboo.

These pineapples are quite pricy, available between 2 feet and 6 feet and it would cost you from RM 288 (USD 75.80) to RM 1228 (USD 323.20). @_@

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2 Comments:

At 10:36 AM, Blogger *lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

of course, even the price of the "pineapples" are significant!

Actually I never knew about pineapples until now - in KL all I ever saw was lime, i think! thanx for the education!

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At 12:25 AM, Blogger New Journey said...

no problem Lynne, always welcome.

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