Supposedly, there is a ban on big-bang fireworks and firecrackers in force. Been that way for many years now. In theory anyway... You wouldn't have known that if you were in Penang last night, or any Chinese New Year's eve.
Not sure about other parts of the country, but likely it would've been similar. Bang-bang-bang till you hear sirens, announcing the arrival of the boys in blue.
Walski's not complaining, by the way. To him Chinese New Year is supposed to be a whizz-bang fireworksy affair. It's just not CNY without it, really. The types allowed are really whimpy ones. And like many bans on other things, sometimes they just aren't enforceable. So why bother? It's simple economics - when there's demand, there's bound to be a supply to meet said demand.
More vids to come, hopefully. Walski's armed and ready with his video cam. Hopefully there's a dragon dance in the neighborhood at some point. Happy CNY, people...