I was excited to see the Chinese Arts & Crafts Fair with vendors mostly from China at the central court at Level 1. Took some photos, but I think you would enjoy heading down to check it out yourself.
I was most intrigued by a simple hair device that was demonstrated on a pretty little blonde girl. Within seconds her hair was transformed into a beautiful intricate bun. I think it works best on thick straight hair, you should definitely go check this out soon. The special Fair for Chinese New Year will last till 21 February 2011.
Another thing that fascinated me was the Sugar Art booth. The lady used melted sugar to produce the most intricate Chinese style lollies.
There were more than 30 little booths to check out I think and this kind of event is fun for both tourist and locals. I loved the traditional red thermos that was being sold here. In the 70’s this type of beautiful thermos was used to store water that as boiled in a kettle. I still recall the whistling of the kettle on the stove as a young child. It’s amazing how memory includes not only pictures, but sounds.
I thought this man looked chic with his newsboy cap. Is that what you call it? Anyway I’m guessing he’s from fashionable Shanghai.
Beautiful, intricate paper cuttings.
I wonder if the little girl who had her hair done, bought a Cheong Sam to go with her elegant hairdo.
Here’s a link to all my posts on CNY 2011.