Worker is preparing a candle yarn in Teluk Naga, Kampung Melayu, Tangerang. Chinese community culture and tradition strongly influenced in Teluk Naga. Candle production is increasing during Imlek reached 70% (18/01). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Happy Chinese New Year
JANUARY 21, 2017
Imlek, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on 28 January this year, marking the beginning of the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese zodiac. Candles are an important part of Buddhist-Chinese rituals in Indonesia, often thought of as a medium to bridge people and Gods. They are often produced in traditional small factories like this one in Teluk Naga, Tangerang, just an hour away west of Jakarta.