Busy days ahead as Bahay Tsinoy enters teen years (January 18, 2012)
Ushering in the Year of the Dragon, Bahay Tsinoy will be joining various organizations in numerous locations to celebrate Chinese New Year. In the past few years, the celebration of Chinese New Year has become increasingly popular in the Philippines. This year marks a landmark milestone as Malacanang proclaimed the day a special non-working holiday.
Bahay Tsinoy will open its doors on this special Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. It will showcase "Five Lanterns," known in Chinese cultures to be an auspicious symbol of unity and good fortune.
Bahay Tsinoy director Baldwin Kho, a visual artist, and other Kaisa youth volunteers will install five lanterns based on their reflections on being modern day Tsinoys. Exhibit runs Jan. 23 until Jan. 26.
To date Bahay Tsinoy visitors reached almost 400,000. This includes head of states, ambassadors, church leaders, tourists, and students from here and around the world.
As a special offering for the Chinese New Year, Bahay Tsinoy visitors on Jan. 23 will enjoy a discounted entrance fee of P23. Angpao (red envelope) and virtuescope also await the visitors.
Bahay Tsinoy will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum operating hours return to normal on Jan. 24 -- Tuesdays to Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.