Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown goes online ahead of locked down Chinese New Year

Entrance to Petaling Street. Photo: Goosmurf
Entrance to Petaling Street. Photo: Goosmurf

Malaysians will be missing out on the usual Chinese New Year festivities this year due to the extended lockdown. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get into the holiday spirit online.

Traders selling bak kwa (barbecued pork jerky), traditional clothing, and Chinese New Year decorations have moved online since yesterday so you can get your hands on the essentials to usher in the year of the ox on Feb. 12. 

Petaling Street Goes Ong-line went live yesterday on e-commerce platform Shopee, with more than 1,500 items available. Expect your usual from good old Petaling Street, such as things from My Decor Collections, clothing store Hari Hari, and dried meat purveyor Oloiya. If you’re looking for designer knock-offs that the iconic street is also infamous for, they won’t be available. 

Read: Malaysia extends lockdown till Feb. 18 while it works on Chinese New Year COVID rules

Bak kwa sold by dried meat purveyor Oloiya
Bak kwa and meat floss sold by dried meat purveyor Oloiya
Ox-themed lunar new year decor sold by My Decor Collections
Ox-themed lunar new year decor sold by My Decor Collections
Women's traditional Chinese clothing sold by the Hari-Hari clothing store
Women’s traditional Chinese clothing sold by the Hari-Hari clothing store

All items go on sale till the second day of Chinese New Year on Feb. 13. 

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