|Giant flags were one of the highlights of the Chingay procession along Jalan Wong Ah Fook last night.|
My throat feels a little sore right now. Was shouting "heng ah!" "huat ah!" along with the crowd of 200,000-odd people at the Chingay procession in Johor Bahru last night.
I don't normally do that, but felt so blessed last night. I left the office with my colleague and best friend, Mary, at nearly 7pm. Some were saying we'd only reach the city centre at midnight.
Initially was quite worried too because of the massive turnout and traffic congestion. People parked their cars everywhere and 15 roads were closed.
But covering the event was a breeze, everything was smooth-sailing.
We reached the grandstand at 8.10pm, which was about the same time that Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin arrived.
And Mary managed to find a vacant spot at the carpark of Komtar JBCC. Heng ah!
The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar arrived at 8.25pm amid cheers and roars of "Daulat Tuanku".
The New Straits Times' story is at http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/02/130144/pomp-and-gaiety-air-2016-chingay-procession-transforms-johor-baru
And on our way to Mary's car, we bumped into an acquaintance named Keng Huat. Huat ah!
By the way, "huat" means Prosperity and "heng" means Lucky.