|Taking offerings from shops|
|Dragons in front of X-mas tree|
|Dragon in action|
Fiona was one of the lucky few to have a Tangerine offered by the Golden Dragon (must be for good luck) which was quite funny, as he came up with the Fruit in his mouth looking at Fiona, but as she did not know what to do, the guy in the Dragon costume shouted:"Take it" so Fiona did. I mean, you do not just take something out of the Dragons mouth, in a culture where you do not know whether this is right or wrong. Shame it wasn`t a can of beer though :) The Dragons all proceeded into the Mall and took offerings from shops, hung up over their entrances or laid out on chairs and tables. Again it was fruit, Lettuce, beer and now envelopes containing money. Bit of bribery for good luck might help I suppose. This took about an hour and was really good. (see 1st Video below) Then there was a break before the music (loud drum rhythm) started again and two guys in a Dragon costume started a fantastic performance, dancing on wooden poles, set up in the Fair Mall main hall (see 2nd video below) The whole experience really gave you an Asian feel and we are glad to have had the chance to see it.
Dragon performing on poles
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