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Chinese celebrate in style

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, February 11, 2013

FIJI'S Chinese community celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year in style with about 400 people showing up at Prouds for late night shopping at Suva Central on Thursday.

Prouds Suva Central manager Nilesh Chand said they wanted to provide something for the Chinese community this year by giving the community ample time to shop at night.

Mr Chand said they also provided refreshment for customers while they shopped.

"Business was great because we were the only Prouds outlet that was open late at night and people were flocking in to enjoy a few more hours of shopping," he said.

"The Chinese community has contributed a lot in the development of the country so why not give them an opportunity to celebrate the New Year in style.

"This is not the first time we are celebrating the Chinese New Year at our outlet and it certainly would not be the last."

Mr Chand said they opened their doors from early morning until 8.30pm so the Chinese community could enjoy what was on offer for the New Year.

"We had invited all our Chinese clients and friends to come and enjoy the late opening hours with the refreshments we had to offer," he said.

He said their outlet would also be opened for business to celebrate the Moon festival in September.