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(Belated) Chinese New Year

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted. Tells you something about the business of an INSEAD student’s schedule. A lot of stuff has been going on in the past month, and I will try to catch up in the next days by giving a few impressions about some of the things that happened.

Chinese New Year started on 23 January, so we are now already a month into the year of the Dragon. CNY is a really big thing in Singapore, Monday 23 Jan and Tuesday 24 Jan are public holidays, even though most malls already opened again on Tuesday. Monday is also the only holiday on which INSEAD students in the Asia campus get a day off – all other holidays, whether national or religious are ignored due to the high pace and intensity of the program. The actual CNY celebrations went on for about two weeks, and all the streets and shops were decorated. There was even a traditional CNY performance by the pool in the condo I live in… Some impressions from the night 22-23 January in Chinatown (during which it actually poured) and from the performance follow.

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