5 Novel Ways Malaysians are Preparing for Chinese ‘Niu’ Year in 2021

 

3MTM CommandTM brand takes a closer look at how families are getting ready to welcome the Year of the Ox amidst a global pandemic!

26 January 2021, Kuala Lumpur: We are fast approaching that time of the year when festivities come to life. It is time for reunion dinners, virtual family gatherings, mandarin oranges, ang pow packets and the customary tossing of yee sang as we gear up to welcome the Year of the Ox.

However, unlike past years, Chinese New Year (CNY) in 2021 might be shaping up quite differently with travel restrictions and social distancing in play. But traditions and customs still need to be honoured. To understand how Malaysians are preparing for CNY in 2021, the 3MTM CommandTM team spoke to a couple of netizens to see what they are doing differently this year and to find out what are the traditional customaries that they just can’t do without.

CNY home decorations, the feng-shui way
“Every year before CNY, our family will consult with a feng-shui master to get tips on arranging and decorating our home to achieve harmony and balance in the New Year,” says beauty consultant Jasmine Low. The 26-year old Klang resident has started shopping for red paper lanterns, duilian (New Year couplets), décor ornaments with ox drawn on it and paper cuttings of the Chinese character fu which translates to good fortune.

However, instead of using nails and double sided tapes to hang her décor, this year, Jasmine is relying on 3MTM CommandTM Utility Hooks and 3MTM CommandTM Picture Hanging Strips, that are easy to use, hold strongly and can be easily removed after use, without damaging the walls. One reason why Jasmine has decided to rely on 3MTM CommandTM products this year is also to avoid using nails and drills on her home walls, which often destroy carefully laid feng- shui arrangement. “Glad to have found that solution with 3MTM CommandTM products.”
Cooking up a storm
For entrepreneur and design enthusiast Greg Lee, one of his biggest challenges this year is to keep his grandmother engaged - lest she insists on a huge family get together. To keep his grandmother occupied, Greg has set her up with a challenge to prepare traditional CNY sweets like tanghulu and kuih kapit which they will then send to relatives and friends along with mandarin oranges. He has even created a special nook in their kitchen for his Ah Mah to cook her delicacies. With 3MTM CommandTM Wire Hooks where he can hang items like whisk, ladles and even smaller pots, this will make it easy for his Ah Mah to access her favourite kitchen untensils. These multipurpose hooks are easy to install and can be easily removed for repositioning in case you change your mind. Greg has also created a similar hanging stand with 3MTM CommandTM Wire Hooks by the sink to free up more countertop space and to organise the kitchen more efficiently for the New Year.

To make sure you have fun organizing your home this festive season, 3MTM CommandTM brand is offering a wide range of offers and promotions on their products that will make your CNY home projects come to life. This includes a limited edition CommandTM Broom Gripper Twin Pack and CommandTM Utility Hooks Extra Value Pack.
You can look for your favourite 3MTM CommandTM products at any of these popular shopping destinations like Ace Hardware, Aeon, Aeon Big, HomePro, Jaya Grocer, Mydin, Parkson, Popular, Tesco and Village Grocer. You can also shop online for 3MTM CommandTM products from 3M Official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

3MTM CommandTM brand has also put together a special Buy, Snap and Win contest this CNY where consumers will stand a chance to win total prizes worth RM5,000. To participate, consumers can simply snap a picture of their CommandTM products purchase receipt worth RM20 and above, in single receipt and share it via WhatsApp on (+6 011 1261 8412). Lucky consumers will stand a chance to win exclusive prizes every bi-weekly or even a grand monthly prize of home decoration gift packs worth RM1,000.

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